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4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Reviews

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:07 am
by sandange
Earlier I was reading tonymill's entry announcing his i Miev mileage & 4 year birthday

Realizing that the i Miev has now been around for a few years ,
I thought we should start this new tread
4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Reviews


I would like to ask the qualified owners
to share their experience answering a few simple poll style questions

If you have owned your i Miev for more than 4 years,
Or have more than 50,000 miles (80,00km)

Would you share your experience by answering some of these questions...
If you like to you can copy and past these questions in you post to answer them

Model year & Mileage ---

Did the car serve your routine needs or not ---

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? ---
Pleasant Surprise ---
Biggest Disappointment ---

Have you had any [b]Major electrical/mechanical failures
---
Covered by warranty ---
Not covered ---

Can you share any other comments on your 4 year experience ---

If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? ---

Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Review

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 12:57 pm
by bobakka
Model year & Mileage - 2011 / 106 000 km

Did the car serve your routine needs or not - yes, definely. I have mostly parked my Toyota Landcruiser diesel.

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? - It met my expectations
Pleasant Surprise - 1) Nice to drive (all automatic, no noise), able to drive up to 130 km/h, excellent city car (parking, driving) 2) Battery capacity seems to drop less than expected
Biggest Disappointment - Price drop of almost 40% on sticker price until my second year of ownership

Have you had any Major electrical/mechanical failures -
Covered by warranty - Driving light in front, front seat heating, rear brakes
Not covered - None

Can you share any other comments on your 4 year experience -


If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? - Given the same setting as was in 2011, yes. Given the setting today with a lot more electric cars with increased range and acceptable price, no.

Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Review

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:56 pm
by sandange
bobakka - Thanks for sharing
:D
106,00 km You've been doing a little bit of driving

Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Review

Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:06 pm
by jray3
Model year & Mileage - 2012, 54,000 miles

Did the car serve your routine needs or not - yes

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? - surpass
Pleasant Surprise - cargo capacity
Biggest Disappointment - remote functions finicky with different EVSE models

Have you had any Major electrical/mechanical failures -
Covered by warranty - nope
Not covered - nope

Can you share any other comments on your 4 year experience - The i is an under-appreciated over-achiever

If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? - No, I'd have leased it and then bought a lower-mileage lease return!

Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Reviews

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 8:47 pm
by JoeS
Model year & Mileage --- 2012 SE, purchased Feb.2012; 44,000miles (from memory)

Did the car serve your routine needs or not --- admirably!

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? --- surpassed
Pleasant Surprise --- it immediately became the PRIMARY family car
Biggest Disappointment --- that badmouthing by ignorant reviewers contributed to squashing public acceptance of this wonderful workhorse

Have you had any Major electrical/mechanical failures --- no
Covered by warranty --- n/a
Not covered --- n/a

Can you share any other comments on your 4 year experience --- liked it so much that I bought two used i-MiEV Premium SEs (with CHAdeMO and Nav)

If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? --- YES!, but agree with jray3 that in hindsight the depreciation hit was greater than expected and a lease followed by used car purchase would have been more cost-effective.

(presently in New Orleans on Tesla x-country tour)

Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Reviews

Posted: Sat May 21, 2016 12:44 pm
by Malm
Model year & Mileage - 2011, 55,500 miles 5 Years

Did the car serve your routine needs or not - yes, easily

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? - surpass
Pleasant Surprise - Range loss, much less then it was expected in the first years
Biggest Disappointment - Depreciation of car value with time

Have you had any Major electrical/mechanical failures - Yes (internal charger)
Covered by warranty - Yes
Not covered - nope

Can you share any other comments on your 5 year experience - There are now more places where we can charge free (supermarkets), and i'm now paying even less to use it

If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? - Yes, and looking to get other

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Re: 4 Year/ 50,000 miles/(80,000km) Owners Reviews

Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:14 am
by sandange
Miev 2 Year Ownership Review
The mileage was close enough that
I thought this should be posted in this topic
Today is the 2nd year anniversary of owning our 2014 Miev
To sum things up this little car has performed superbly


Model year & Mileage --- 2014 ES i Miev - 79,832 km, 49,605 miles
Did the car serve your routine needs or not --- The car met our everyday needs & more.

Did the car - come short or surpassed your expectations? --- surpassed our expectations
Pleasant Surprise --- interior space & comfort level, economics of operation
Biggest Disappointment --- range loss due to cabin heating.

Have you had any Major electrical/mechanical failures --- No
Covered by warranty ---
Not covered ---


Can you share any other comments on your 4 year experience -

2 years with a 2012 - 67,000 km , 41,630 Miles
We were submitted to early EV adapter penalties ( higher purchase price, large initial depreciation, Some component failures, Inexperienced in EV service staff, Extended loss of vehicle use periods waiting for repairs without compensation.
2 years with a 2014 - 79,832 km, 49,605 Miles
Saw a welcomed substantial price reduction, refined reliable components, Experienced personnel in EV servicing.

If you could do it over again would you have bought the i Miev? --- Already did this going from a 2012 Miev to a 2014 Miev