A silver 2012 SE with navi and you could barely see the DCFC door release handle in one photo just went unsold on EBAY, bidding got to $5k. Unknown reserve price, 22,908 miles at a Chevy dealer in Pensacola Florida. Enough to make one ill....
When we were on the waiting list for a new i-MiEV in late December 2011, we had no idea what the demand for or the availability of the i-MiEV would be. By February 2012 I got fed up waiting for the vehicle I had ordered and bought an SE off the showroom floor for, at that time, a good price. After witnessing Mitsubishi's lack of marketing and botched interaction with 'professional' 'reviewers', I've become convinced that we are simply beta-testers for Mitsubishi's conscious low-volume entry into the US EV market. To their credit, they are nationwide and not just a California compliance car. So, here we are, 3-1/2 years later. I have long ago resigned myself to having eaten the depreciation on my i-MiEV, as I simply keep cars and don't expect to sell them - which is why I'm fastidious about my battery.
I perhaps look at the used i-MiEV a little differently than others: what a bargain to be had! It is offering a low-cost introduction to EVs - the beauty of this is that even though the person buying the used i-MiEV may be skeptical of its suitability but is willing to 'chance it', after purchasing the i-MiEV the person comes to realize just how usable a vehicle with 'only' an official EPA 62-mile range really is in their everyday life. After a few months of charging at home, silent peppy acceleration, and zero maintenance, this newbie is now sold on electric cars!
If the prices keep dropping, I'll be very tempted to buy one just to let family and friends use for a few months at a time simply to let them see for themselves that EVs really do work! After all, aren't the primary goals zero emissions, renewable energy, and weening ourselves off fossil fuels?