Hi all . . .
With all the news of the parent North America company seemingly in retreat nationwide (ie: Normal, Illinois, factory closing this past year, etc.,) I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from a fellow local i-MiEV owner here in Tucson today that one of the large local multi-brand dealerships is now selling and servicing Mitsubishi. The Quebedeaux (pronounced KAY-buh-dough
) franchise is best known around here for selling Buick, GMC and was once the local Pontiac outlet.
I headed over there to check it out after work. Driving an i-MiEV onto their lot caused a bit of a stir, as I'm guessing the salesmen hadn't seen a live example before mine. The staff was friendly and, even though land line phones hadn't been installed yet and business cards were still being printed up, they were quick to jot down my contact info on paper.
There are at least 3 other i-MiEV owners in town that I'm in regular contact with and I think all of us are due for the Takata airbag recall. I'm brave/silly enough to drive up to Phoenix (100 miles to the north) to get this taken care of, but I'm guessing my fellow meevers down here were planning on having their cars flat-bedded back and forth. Now, we can all get service like this done locally.