OK MIEVers, here is the story. We sold the Mitzi the 2012 SE Premium plus and her charger, winter wheels and tires. It is all gone! She went in 2 weeks. She was advertised in Autotrader (regular ad), Kijiji, St. Albert Gazette (4 issues) and the Edmonton Journal (7 issues). One of the issues with I-Miev is nobody know what is, so I advertised it as Cheap All Electric Hatchback Car with AC, blue tooth, Nav 25,500 miles, and test drives welcome for $17,500. In total I had 10 inquiries by phone or e-mail.
This was after we tried trading her at various auto dealers in BC (Kamloops and Kelowna) and Edmonton, Alberta). We went to Mitsubishi dealers and were not welcomed as a trade on a Mirage or PHEV SUV. They basically said the IMIEV car was unsellable - one would use it as a service loaner for $7000, the local dealer said he would offer me $3300. VW Kamloops offered $7500. A couple of wholesalers called offering $8000 and $10,000 with plans to ship overseas.
I posted here about the low values and how to market the I-Miev. When I see used Nissan leafs going for 14 to 17 grand and used chevy sparks going for 17,500 Canadian, I was trying to figure out was wrong with the I-MIEV market. The I-Miev is a superior vehicle to both these cars, it is just a car that Mitsubishi never marketed the I-Miev properly anywhere in North America and definitely not in Alberta. I priced Mitzi who had 25,500 miles, Nav, level 3 charging, no accident or damage history, and one owner since new at $17,500. I sold it to the first guy who test drove it at $16,500 Canadian. My wife was thrilled that we got 5 times what the Local Mitsubishi dealer was offering. in fact when other brand dealers called the Mitsu dealers, they told me they were told the car was basically unsellable and they should not touch it. Talk about poisoning the waters for the brand. As the guy at the Chevy store said, "if they don't like the product, why would be able to sell it".
My wife said if a Mitsu goes from over $40 grand Canadian to $3300 in less than 7 model years, why would I buy another Mitsubishi product.
The family who bought the car said it was a mint car, and worth the money and they were surprised it was so CHEAP!!! It would do for them what way more expensive cars would do, eliminate the need for gas and maintenance for the husband's daily commute.
So Mitsubishi I-Miev owners don't sell your product short... By the way there 2 other private parties were in line to see it when it sold, so there are customers out there. I would have sold it to a guy from Saskatchewan for 10 grand rather than a guy who would give me 10 grand and ship it to Saudi Arabia and flip it.
In the meantime my wife bought a mint second hand 2016 Chevy Spark, while I look for a nest car. Chev Volt? C Max Energi? Kia Ioniq?
2012 I-MIEV SE Diamond White with Nav Pack, Chademo, & all the options
"Mitzi" the I-MIEV