Living in Little Rock Arkansas, I have yet to see a single other i-MiEV other than mine, Which is a 2016 model that I had to purchase from Florida and have it trucked here and delivered, and it still gets a lot of comments from people when I park it at the office or at the market.
Some people have made fun of the shape on the Internet but I still think it’s a very forward thinking shape for its time, and I have nothing but good things to say about the car.
I only bought it this year as a used car with 9000 miles on it from the Mitsubishi dealer in Florida, and I have had it since right before the pandemic. Even though I still have my full-size luxury sedan in the garage and I have a large four-door truck for towing an RV, I have only driven this vehicle exclusively as a daily driver. It has been a joy to drive and not buying gasoline has been refreshing.
With my daily commute to work only being a few miles each way, whether it’s cold and I have to run the heat full blast or whether it’s warm and I crank up the air conditioning, I have no trouble with the car and I have no concern about range since I can charge it as soon as I notice the bars are closer to the lower point on the indicator. I normally charge it every 4 to 5 days. And after installing the 10 1/2 inch touchscreen android-based audio system with full Alexa integration it gives me that little touch of technology that I want. So at this point I have no desire to buy a $45,000 Tesla LOL.
When I first bought this car earlier this year, especially as a used vehicle, I was nervous at first however when Mitsubishi explained the amount of time I still have on the battery warranty and now in real time use having seen how reliable this vehicle is and never having any issues I just can’t say enough good things about it. I wish more people drove his vehicle and it’s sad that they’re going to completely stop manufacturing them worldwide now.
Also I cannot express enough how thankful I was to come across this owners forum, it has been a breath of fresh air and people have been extremely nice and helpful. What a great community and nice bunch of folks.
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during the pandemic and I wish everyone the absolute best of everything.