Hello all fellow I-MIEV owners
I purchased a 2011 I-MIEV on Friday 12th July 2019 with 6.2K Miles on it, hardly been used. Super clean underneath no signs of any rust, Ex pool car on a collage campus, plastic wrapped (Fairly well) in corp colors (White & Purple)
Had a coolant leak from the AC whilst using the "Rapid" CHAdeMO charger on the way home (100 mile journey) but luckily this has not caused any other problems, it is already booked in for a service and to resolve this leak issue, the MITSI service station also advised me of a fairly major recall on the passenger airbag that takes a whole day to do plus a couple of other minor recall items (which I forget right now) booked for next Tuesday, the Service was fairly reasonable at sub £200 for what I assume is an out of warranty car, but this is for a basic service, it does not seem to have been regularly serviced however, glaring holes in the service record, hopefully there is nothing that I cant just catch up on now.
Love the way this car drives, always wanted one of these since they first arrived here in the UK but could never afford one until now, picked mine up for 5K which for a clean EV with just 6.2K on the clock is great value IMHO.
Still appears to have the capability to charge to 100% and complete a long range journey of approx 100miles with just a single rapid top up charge needed to complete, a good first test drive IMO.
This will be my fourth EV (1st - Honda Beat ICE Conversion in 2013, 2nd Mia Electric in 2015 (Slowly failing due to battery imbalance issues) 3rd Kia Soul EV (fantastic EV) also in 2015 (my partners) been (exclusively) driving EV's since 2013 fossil fuel free since 2015 when my partner finally ditched her diesel fat fryer.
Could never go back to Petrol or Diesel now (don't do hybrids), buying pure BEV's sure makes buying a car a heck of a lot more difficult though, especially as now it seems that everyone wants a piece of the EV action.
The future looks bright and electrified