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by MalcolmReynolds
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag
Replies: 100
Views: 26161

Re: Aerodynamic Mods to Reduce Drag

Funny thing is, one of the prototypes was longer, giving the car a much sleeker look. Shown below is the 2003 concept car. http://autophotosite.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2003_Mitsubishi-i_Concept_2003-06.jpg Wow, I LOVE the look of that car! Too bad they didn't make this the follow up to the c...
by MalcolmReynolds
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone car dolly towed i-MiEV?
Replies: 30
Views: 4182

Re: Has anyone car dolly towed i-MiEV?

I did a google search and found the emergency manual for the i-Miev and they clearly don't want you towing this car with a dolly forwards or backwards. I don't know how the folks pulling it with the RV did it unless they put it on a trailer. Like someone else mentioned here the crazy trailer from a ...
by MalcolmReynolds
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone car dolly towed i-MiEV?
Replies: 30
Views: 4182

Re: Has anyone car dolly towed i-MiEV?

Sorry to resurrect an old topic. Did we ever figure out if the i-Miev can be dolly towed safely? I am trying to think ahead somewhat my plans to transport my EV about 900 miles at some point in the future and I think I would need to use a tow dolly for that purpose with the weight restrictions of my...
by MalcolmReynolds
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?
Replies: 43
Views: 3136

Re: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?

Don wrote:Not heated and not tilt/telescoping either, though I do read all kinds of 'For Sale' ads where they claim it is :lol:

Don


I have been watching the ads for one with a "Flux Capacitor and a 1.21 gigawatt range extender", but haven't seen one yet... :D LOL
by MalcolmReynolds
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Comparative Energy Efficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Comparative Energy Efficiency

I know we all have our own driving circumstances that fit our own needs. Speaking for myself I could certainly use a good highway range of 100-120 miles. From where I live today there are quite a few places that I drive several times a year in the local area that are 60-70 miles in distance one way....
by MalcolmReynolds
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?
Replies: 43
Views: 3136

Re: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?

Thanks guys, not sure where I thought I saw something about a heated wheel. Maybe just mixing up stuff from looking at the Leaf stuff a while ago. I appreciate the feedback.
by MalcolmReynolds
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?
Replies: 43
Views: 3136

Re: Are the 2012 models getting too risky?

Does the heated steering wheel come in the ES? Or was that reserved for the SE models in the 2012? I looked to see in Joe's post about the SE vs ES post, but I didn't see any mention of it. So I was curious if that was not available in the ES.
by MalcolmReynolds
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Comparative Energy Efficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Comparative Energy Efficiency

It really is too bad that Mitsubishi is giving up in the US market. The i-Miev has an advantage that the other manufacturers are spending a fortune trying to accomplish which is to reduce the weight of the car. Look at the money BMW is spending on carbon fiber and polymer to try and get the weight d...
by MalcolmReynolds
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Comparative Energy Efficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Comparative Energy Efficiency

Agreed, i-Miev is still based on real first gen technology. I am just surprised that it isn't closer in efficiency given it's weight advantage. Clearly it is time for them to refresh the car. The IONIQ appears to be showing the market what is possible and that maybe you don't need 60kwh battery pack...
by MalcolmReynolds
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Comparative Energy Efficiency
Replies: 10
Views: 1245

Re: Comparative Energy Efficiency

The Ioniq appears to be knocking it out of the park. Proving you don't need a monster battery to get good daily range. This car appears to be schooling the entire EV market. Honestly what I am shocked by is how inefficient the i-Miev is considering how light it is. It is kind of shocking that Mitsub...

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