Don
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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:16 am

phb10186 wrote:
phb10186 wrote:
bradleydavidgood777 wrote: and the fact that there is no gas option.


There is no gas option now, but it was designed and built as a gas vehicle in 2007, later introduced as an EV.
Actually, the longer, wider, heavier North American EV version was never offered anywhere as a gas powered vehicle - It is significantly different in many aspects from the domestic and European version which was originally gas powered

Don
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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:04 am

phb10186 wrote:The simplicity is certainly a benefit, and to be fair, it's got everything you actually need.


The term "everything you actualy need" differs a lot between Europe and the US. When I discuss cars with many of my friends here the list of "what you actually need" is much more comprehensive than what I am used to from Europe. I have a friend who's first question was: "Does it have a way to plug in your iPhone?". Another "if the 0-60 is above 10 seconds I could not use the car". What I am looking for is four wheels, a seat I can sit in relatively comfortably being taken from A - B. This car does that it seems. And then some. We are signing the papers on it Friday.

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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:15 am

Congratulation on your decision,
You won't regret it.
I'm 6ft and dropp the seat height to the lowest position.
I also lifted the carpet and removed the dead pedal foot rest ( a block of Styrofoam, at drivers left foot position, ,gained a few extra inches.
Good luck and safe travels
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
88,850 miles, 143,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven 130,480 miles (210,000 km)
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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:16 am

cdsythe, you appear to have the requisite practical nature and intestinal fortitude to excel as an i-MiEV driver! :ugeek:
As a former resident of Stavanger, I'll say Velkommen og lykke til!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 87,000 miles
2012 i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:24 am

jray3 wrote:cdsythe, you appear to have the requisite practical nature and intestinal fortitude to excel as an i-MiEV driver! :ugeek:
As a former resident of Stavanger, I'll say Velkommen og lykke til!


Stavanger is a great town! I grew up in Oslo. Went to live in Austin, TX for 15 years. I drove a Fiat 500 on Texas freeways including I35. That makes me brave and a good Austin hippie wannabe :)

Now we live on the coast north of Boston in MA. I have driven an iMiev on Iceland where I also have an office. Pretty sure the iMiev is the car for us around town.

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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:33 pm

cdysthe wrote:I drove a Fiat 500 on Texas freeways including I35. That makes me brave and a good Austin hippie wannabe :)
A high school friend had an old Fiat 500, so I'm very familiar with it's performance - You were brave indeed!! With that in your background, you're going to think the iMiEV is a ROCKET!

Everything you need indeed. I'm also 6' and the iMiEV is by far the easiest car to get into and out of I've ever owned. Plenty of room inside for four full sized adults in reasonable comfort. If you're already familiar with the Euro version, you will immediately notice all the 'extra' interior room the NA version has

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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:49 pm

And, if you are adventurous, remember www.plugshare.com.
With planning, day trips and more are possible!

Congrats on your imiev!

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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:13 am

cdysthe wrote:We do not know anything about how electric cars works, the do's and dont's, but I'm sure we will find out soon enough!

Do plug it in to recharge it.
Don't put petrol in it.

I think that covers the do's and dont's
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Re: Is the i-Miev for us?

Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:14 am

misterbleepy wrote:
cdysthe wrote:We do not know anything about how electric cars works, the do's and dont's, but I'm sure we will find out soon enough!

Do plug it in to recharge it.
Don't put petrol in it.

I think that covers the do's and dont's

Maybe add don't change the oil? :D
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