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by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

In my daily commute to/from work, I get plenty of opportunities to race other drivers off the line. My daily commute probably accounts for 95% of all opportunities I've had for racing off the line. All these opportunities on my commute come at points where one lane ends a very short distance after t...
by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

I used to beat people off the line, too, and frequently. However, it was never other drivers who were ready for a race, paying attention to the light, and reacting with precision timing. I had alert soccer moms in Toyota Camrys beat me off the line. I'm just saying that in most of my experiences at ...
by RobbW
Mon May 22, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!
Replies: 14
Views: 3113

Re: I Smoked a Porsche at a Stoplight Today!

While on this subject, it would sure be nice if someone could figure out a hack to remove that 1-2 second ramp-up delay after one stomps on the accelerator. This is why I pretty much always roll my eyes whenever I see someone posting that they smoked such-and-such car off the line. Whatever! It's h...
by RobbW
Tue May 09, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 56
Views: 16877

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

However, now that I just got my new Pacifica eHybrid, the old OCD may be rearing its ugly head again! And how is the Pacifica working out? We were thinking of that but got the Volt instead. We freaking love the Pacifica Hybrid!!!!!!! (Can't give it enough exclamation points). I would have loved to ...
by RobbW
Tue May 09, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Best charging practices for battery longevity
Replies: 56
Views: 16877

Re: Best charging practices for battery longevity

I pretty much plug in my Meepster and charge daily. I use the remote to schedule the start time for just after midnight to take advantage of low overnight electric rates. Depending on the season and the temperature, the Meepster will have just finished charging right before I need to leave for work ...
by RobbW
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: TPMS and nail in tire
Replies: 5
Views: 2365

Re: TPMS and nail in tire

Unfortunately, I WAS stranded in the cold this past Monday when I got a flat on my front driver's side tire. I tried using the tire repair kit, but the damage was too severe. All I got was a puddle of tire sealant on the pavement and a still-flat tire. I called Mitsu Roadside Assistance. My Meepster...
by RobbW
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: "Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!
Replies: 5
Views: 2914

"Tire Repair Kit" profiteering!

This past Monday evening, I got a flat on my front driver's side tire. I attempted to use the so-called "tire repair kit" that comes with the iMiEV (rather than an actual spare). The damage was apparently too severe for the repair kit as all it did was leave a giant puddle of sealant on th...
by RobbW
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Front tire wear
Replies: 25
Views: 9472

Re: Front tire wear

I am just now having all 4 tires on my Meepster replaced. Purchased her new in July 2013. She currently has 35.5K miles on her. I noticed the inside tread of the front tires wearing out quite a while ago. However, I'm only just now getting around to replacing the tires due to necessity. Got a flat t...
by RobbW
Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Steering Wheel Thumb Control Issues!

Yes I had experimented this situation 2 times, so strange that all controls seems to be mixed. I've turned off the car and turned on again and then it was ok. Sometimes just turning the stereo's power off and on again will clear the issue. However, most of the time I have to completely shut off the...
by RobbW
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Driving the iMiev - Range - Energy Efficiency - Operating Cost
Topic: Can I put it safely into neutral while moving?
Replies: 9
Views: 2855

Re: Can I put it safely into neutral while moving?

Frequently, when backing my Meepster out of the driveway or out of a parking space, I will throw it into drive before I've come to a complete stop. The iMiEV just regen/slows itself to a stop and then immediately starts going forward. Kinda neat, actually!

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