Ok Listers who are the customers for a used imiev?? How do you market one to get more than the 5 to 8 grand seen on this list. I am in Canada and in an area where they were not readily available and not sold. I had to import mine in from the USA as a new car with the tax credits previously stripped by enterprising US dealers.
Do I advertise to Collectors, Greenies, or Techies? or cheapskates like me. We bought an electric car because my wife was tired of maintenance bills, and gas bills. 4 and half years later she is retired and no longer doing the commuter grind each day and wants something with greater freedom of range. The car was an SE with all the options including the GPS, and high voltage DC charge port. We even have a set of spare winter wheels and tires. With 22000 miles it is low mileage and one driver car with no accidents or battle damage that lived in a garage at home and a parkade at work. There is nothing wrong with the car, it simply does not fit the mission profile in our house any longer. We worked through a series of hybrids and plugin hybrids to get to Mitzi, now she is no longer a useful engine in the fleet. The electric car infrastructure in our province in no more advanced today than it was 5 years ago. The only difference is I can charge at a few more dealers. Our government put no money into the charging system and there is almost no private enterprise charging out there to say, hang out the charging system will get better. We basically have charged at home each and twice at a Mitsu dealer. A friend has a public charging site, we use occasionally just to make sure it does not disappear altogether.
What have people done to successfully get more than scrap value? It seems the depreciation or devaluation on a 2012 imiev is worse than for an old chev Aveo or Sonic. Where is the best place to go for max dollars back or are you just turning them at dealers?? These cars went for almost 40 grand Canadian. Dealers here have no idea what the car is worth new or wholesale because they just were not sold in any kind of quantity.
Rocky near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada