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by tonymil
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Anyone thinking of purchasing the new/improved 2014's?
Replies: 82
Views: 35977

Re: Anyone thinking of purchasing the new/improved 2014's?

So, Mitsu is actually considering increasing the size of the MiEV. I wonder if that would mean other design changes such as to reduce drag.

http://insideevs.com/mitsubishi-president-battery-shortages-are-hurting-i-miev-sales-next-gen-i-miev-will-likely-grow-in-size/
by tonymil
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: SLC Charging Problem Is Battery
Replies: 25
Views: 12760

Re: PREPARATION FOR COLD SEASONS

I didn't want to post any updates until it was definitive, but it sounds like my car is finally ready for pickup now. The problem was battery failure — one of the cells died. The technician had to go through and test all 80 battery cells to find the one that died, although they replaced the full ba...
by tonymil
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Instant Heat... so far
Replies: 19
Views: 12600

Re: Instant Heat... so far

Tony, where did you purchase the heated vest? This is what I bought. I can't remember which internet site I bought it from but it cost about $100. http://voltheat.com/product/torso-3v-heated-vest-liner/ My only complaint is that the battery doesn't have a meter to tell you how much charge you have ...
by tonymil
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussions
Topic: Heated Seats
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Re: Heated Seats

Is there a switch built into the seat bottom that turns the seat heater on/off? I have had the impression that my posture affects if the heater turns on and how long it stays on.
by tonymil
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Product liability Judge of the Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Re: Product liability Judge of the Year

On the other hand, one could argue that Nissan's expanded warranty makes the lawsuit moot. By unilaterally expanding the warranty to cover the battery defects complained of in the lawsuit, Nissan has resolved the complaints. The $5,000 to each of two named plaintiffs is tantamount to nuisance money.
by tonymil
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Instant Heat... so far
Replies: 19
Views: 12600

Re: Instant Heat... so far

I'm in Albany and I get by with a heated vest, a warm coat and the seat heater until the car heater warms up. And I find that even in very cold weather the car heater warms up pretty quickly. Because of the vest and seat heater, I find I don't need to whole cabin warmed up to feel comfortable, as lo...
by tonymil
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Mitsubishi announces $6K price drop on 2014 i-MiEV!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 35031

Re: Mitsubishi announces $6K price drop on 2014 i-MiEV!!!

I think price affects perception. The i-Miev doesn't look like a $30,000 car. But does it look like a $15,000 car? Very much so. People don't want to hear about the extra cost of the battery. if they spend $30k they want a $30k car, but if they're spending $15k they only expect a $15k car. This pric...
by tonymil
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: SLC Charging Problem Is Battery
Replies: 25
Views: 12760

Re: PREPARATION FOR COLD SEASONS

First of all, despite being plugged in for more than enough time to get a full a charge, I didn't have a full charge when I got in my car the last two morning I drove it (Thursday and Friday — before I left town for the weekend.) On Thursday I was two bars shy of full, on Friday three... I'm going ...
by tonymil
Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: iMiev News
Topic: Mitsubishi announces $6K price drop on 2014 i-MiEV!!!
Replies: 72
Views: 35031

Re: Mitsubishi announces $6K price drop on 2014 i-MiEV!!!

Maybe this price drop means Mitsu will finally start marketing the car. I think a strong sales push, especially geared toward seniors and young drivers (parents of young drivers) would make a lot of sense at this price point. A net cost of $15k for a second car for grampa or for junior should be ver...

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