JoeS
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:49 am

Being retired, on our list of things to do is to make like tourists on the entire East Coast of the US, spending maybe a couple of months wandering about and visiting all the places we've read about (e.g., I've never been to the Smithsonian). For that we'd need a car...

Hypothetically, what if we were to buy another iMiEV on the East Coast, taking advantage of the $10K Mitsu rebate to dealerships (and then some)?

I'm quite comfortable taking my time, and in looking at a few charging station sites (e.g., PlugShare and Recargo) it looks as though the availability of campgrounds and charging stations should allow for easy recharging using L2 when one has no particular schedule. Besides, I'd get one with CHAdeMO this time around, and I see L3 is beginning to proliferate.

I have a friend in Virginia who would happily store (and have free use of) the car for a few months until we got there... and afterwards until we went out there again for more touristing before bringing the car back to California. I would fly out there, pick up the car, and drop it off with him. The Mitsu dealers closest to him are not dealing...

I randomly tried TrueCar.com but they require a ZIP code and the few I tried indeed showed a very low price listed for a brand new iMiEV in NJ and DE, but they fell through when I tried to follow-up ("this car no longer available").

Anyone have any recommendations for particularly good deals on the Eastern seaboard and the most financially attractive states to purchase in (I'm also confused on how to register it)?
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:02 am

Truecar.com just try to capture your info to sell to dealers. You can never buy car for the price listed online.

You might want to try this dealer.

http://www.obrienteamnormal.com

They have 15 iMiev in stock.

They have to move these some how.
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:41 pm

camiev, thank you for the lead (and I have friends in nearby Ohio who could keep the car for me). I called up the dealer but unfortunately they didn't have a white ES with a CHAdeMO port. The price for a stripped white SE w/o CHAdeMO was certainly attractive compared to a few months ago, but I'm really bargain hunting. It will be interesting to see what the sales figures will be for the iMiEV in the month of April.
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:54 pm

If you can wait a few more months, it will be better. The market, especially in CA will be flooded with these compliance cars:

•Chevrolet Spark EV
•Fiat 500 Elettrica
•Ford Focus Electric
•Honda Fit EV (already for lease)
•Toyota RAV4 EV (already on market with 10K off)
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:09 pm

[quote="camiev"]If you can wait a few more months, it will be better. The market, especially in CA will be flooded ...]/quote]

Yeah,
But on the other hand It's also possible that the present possibility of picking up a really nice EV for $14,000 after tax very well , as one of our members said, turn out to a kick yourself missed this opportunity moment.

BTW, Fit EV is only available at a very small number of West Coast Dealers and ONLY on lease. Don't forget what happened to that EV-1 GM owners who were on leases.

[Edited 30 April to correct last line.]

Alex
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:22 am

acensor wrote:Don't forget what happened to that EP one owners who were on leases.

I think you meant GM's EV1? Every EV driver should know what happened to those vehicles. :evil:

Required reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ev1
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Thu May 02, 2013 9:48 pm

JoeS wrote:camiev, thank you for the lead (and I have friends in nearby Ohio who could keep the car for me). I called up the dealer but unfortunately they didn't have a white ES with a CHAdeMO port. The price for a stripped white SE w/o CHAdeMO was certainly attractive compared to a few months ago, but I'm really bargain hunting. It will be interesting to see what the sales figures will be for the iMiEV in the month of April.


Joe, how much did they offer the SE for? Did you find your ES model yet?
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sun May 05, 2013 10:00 pm

camiev wrote:Joe, how much did they offer the SE for? Did you find your ES model yet?
The only ES with CHAdeMO that was offered me had 900 miles on it, was not white, and had been through a midwest winter, and I didn't pursue it. There is a great disparity between what some car referral sites cite what is available and for what price and what the dealer says they have or are willing to sell for. The supply nationwide seems to be drying up. I gave up.
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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sun May 19, 2013 7:31 am

United States: a discount of $ 10,000 on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, May 13, 2013 | By Raphael | In Electric Car |
http://www.automobile-propre.com/breves ... -415062513

Anxious to revive rather average sales of electric i-MiEV, Mitsubishi launched a major promotional campaign until the end of July.

With 588 sales in the United States throughout the last year, the i-MiEV was far reaching heights. Mitsubishi has yet believed in a well-off earlier this year, as sales in the month of February alone amounted to 594 copies. This certainly explained by offering very interesting leasing from $ 69 per month proposed at this time. Since the numbers have again decreased significantly with only 31 copies were sold in March and 127 in April.

Mitsubishi is launching this great promotion operation which lowers the price below $ 20, 000, not counting the help government of $ 7 500! To note that this offer had already been launched in late April.

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Re: $10,000 off MSRP "rebate" available on remaining 2012's

Sun May 19, 2013 9:35 am

Anyone have any info on how many MiEVs remain in dealer inventory in the USA?
Last number I remember was about 120 ... but won't swear that... and couldn't find what my source was for that number.

Also, anyone know of any on the west coast? Have a friend interested.
He can of course go through the cumbersome process or going to the Mistubishi site, and Zip y Zip locate all the official MiEV dealers then search their inventories or phone them.... but if offhand anyone know some that'd give him a head start.

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