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by ul9601
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

walking home and i was sure i saw one - managed to take a photo and checked the plate and it turned out to be 600cc petrol version instead!
i don't know what anyone would buy a kei-car here though...
by ul9601
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Interesting read, Joe.
Just as well he couldn't get the cars, I think he would've struggled big time if he went ahead with the plan!
But he did manage to pick up a bargain, given RRP was ~NZD60k.
by ul9601
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

I've not seen one on the road here myself either (other than the couple I went to check out last weekend) - not sure if that number 30 is NZ New registered or overall. I presume ex-Japanese imports are mainly earlier models and brought over the past few years, when the EV market has picked up signif...
by ul9601
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

I received an email from Mitsubishi NZ with a NZ spec i-miev brochure - they told me it's same as Japanese spec cars and sold around 30. If anyone s interested i can forward it.
by ul9601
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

I see there isn't much difference between i-miev and leaf there. Still that's half the money we'd pay over here, but then everything is more expensive (at least car-wise) here anyway... I think it's worthwhile investigating further into the direct auction option from Japan, especially cheaper ones. ...
by ul9601
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Yes the battery degradation problem of Leaf was one of the factors made me consider i-miev. As for the acceleration, it's not how I normally drive but I'd like to have it on tap in case I need, especially 0-50kph, perhaps I'll need to sample some more. As for price, how does i-miev compare against L...
by ul9601
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Yeah ONLY 30km return commute - it's not much at all. I've had a test drive in another i-miev, 2012 and again around 50,000km on the clock - this one being sold by a dealer. They said it does 70km range - I'd imagine the dealer and the potential customers would be driving with a bit more of lead foo...
by ul9601
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Hi guys, Thanks for your answers - it seems that the owner has been very economy conscious driving this car (even to the extent of not using a/c - it's hot and humid summer here) - nothing wrong with it as that is the whole point of the car but that approach is not realistic to me, as the type of dr...
by ul9601
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Question - how does the range-o-meter with digital readout work? (The one to the right of the speedometer) Does it actually reflect the remaining battery capacity based on past usage or does it just read factory maximum of 160km (or whatever it is when the vehicle was new) Also, how is it related to...
by ul9601
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Hi a new guy here - some general questions
Replies: 23
Views: 1563

Re: Hi a new guy here - some general questions

Thanks guys. Always tricky to figure out stuff about grey import - i'll go to a dealer to have a look at ex-japan import and another one (NZ New) later on today. It seems like Mitsubishi NZ did sell through their network - again, there appeared to have been zero marketing and sticker price of just u...

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