aarond12 wrote:1. Put speakers in the rear doors for the ES model. The wires are already there!
We SE owners have to have something for our extra thousands
Look at it this way: it's easy to install your own choice of speakers since the wiring is already there.
aarond12 wrote:2. The shifter is ridiculously notchy. Why do we have to navigate a maze to put my car into "B" mode? How about push buttons?
I agree wholeheartedly!
aarond12 wrote:3. Wider front tires would be nice. The car gets squirrely on the freeway with grooved pavement.
I would like to have the same size wheels and tires front and back. Some have speculated that the wider rear wheels and tires are carried over from the ICE version which is more rear-heavy.
aarond12 wrote:4. The "Ultraman" wiper blades could be consolidated into one blade like the US-model Yaris hatchback.
The non-North American versions have only a single wiper. I'm guessing that a single wiper would not be sufficient for our wider windshield.
aarond12 wrote:7. Give us a switch to turn off the low-speed vehicle sound. Even the Prius has that.
I believe that a new Dept. of Transportation regulation dictates that a low-speed vehicle sound must be included on all E.V.'s, and that this sound cannot be turned off. But I don't think this regulation is in effect yet. I think someone in this forum surmised that a switch could be installed in the wire to the speaker that produces the sound, so it might not be difficult to install a on-off switch yourself.
aarond12 wrote:8. Have some basic power consumption data easily available without having to using my KillAWatt device.
Yeah, some of us would like a lot more instrumentation to let us know more about what's happening with our cars.
aarond12 wrote:9. Make the USB cable standard. The radio is already set up for it. C'mon. I have to pay $125 for the cable?!
I believe someone in this forum posted recently about being able to add a USB cable without too much trouble.
aarond12 wrote:11. A more car-shaped design might be better accepted by the US market. Tesla's "frunk" is a great idea!
A "frunk" would make the i-MiEV longer which would decrease its usefulness for those of us who live in cities where parking and maneuvering are easier with a shorter car.
aarond12 wrote:12. Put a badge on the back/side stating this is an electric car. Doesn't have to be gaudy; most other EVs have this.
I agree, although my i-MiEV does have the blue side decals that include the text "Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle". Unfortunately, these decals are part of the fairly expensive ($300) two-tone white/blue package. My license plates include the text "Electric Vehicle", so "Electric Vehicle" is visible from all directions:
aarond12 wrote:That's about it for now. I'm really enjoying this new car!
Me, too! My one-month anniversary just passed.