jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:51 pm

Here's a silver 2016 going for salvage auction soon in Virginia with very minor damage.
https://www.iaai.com/vehicledetails/35235757/1
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

Adoepner
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Re: i-bargains

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:36 pm

Here is one in LA. Auction is tomorrow (25 Mar). https://www.copart.com/lot/31923970

Andrew

jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:13 am

I purchased a salvaged blue 2014 from IAAI Seattle this week, Vin ending in 24981, license plate BKJ3501
Anyone know the backstory on this car?
I'll be hauling it on Monday, and if you need parts, send a PM or email me jray3 at a o l
I won't ship the battery, it is reserved either for my mother's car or a paying customer that can get their car to Seattle.

Cheers,
Jay
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

Phximiev
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Re: i-bargains

Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:46 pm

jray3 wrote:I purchased a salvaged blue 2014 from IAAI Seattle this week, Vin ending in 24981, license plate BKJ3501
Anyone know the backstory on this car?
I'll be hauling it on Monday, and if you need parts, send a PM or email me jray3 at a o l
I won't ship the battery, it is reserved either for my mother's car or a paying customer that can get their car to Seattle.

Cheers,
Jay


Have you thought of a price for the 2014 pack assuming a paying customer?
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

Don
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am

We just bought a third one - A 2012 SE Premium in Raspberry which had sat unsold on a dealers lot for 3 months . . . . with gas here at $1.60 a gallon, they're not big sellers right now :?

When we bought our SE brand new in May of 2012, the dealer had a purple one, but since it was a Premium, it was about $4k more than the SE we bought, so I used that as an excuse not to end up driving a purple car for the next 10 years!! :lol:

From what I've seen over the years, the vast majority of the SE Premiums went unsold and were eventually turned over to the lease program and that made them true bargains because when they went to auction and were subsequently sold, nobody knew they were more desirable (and should bring more) than the ES's - In fact, many Premiums (including this one) were advertised as ES's when they were acquired by a dealer

Won't know if we got a bargain or not until we get a few charges and discharges on the battery, to see what shape it's in

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, Raspberry Metallic
2012 iMiEV SE, White
2017 Chevy Volt Premier
2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon
2006 Itasca Navion Sprinter Motor Home

jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:24 am

Thank you phxmiev. I'm open to generous offers on the battery, otherwise it goes to my dear old mom's car.
I'm keeping the drivetrain for experimentation, but all exterior (blue) and interior (black) parts are available, other than the following that are sold/damged.
Front bumper valence, hood and fenders
Front suspension
Passenger side doors, front and rear.
Passenger headlight and sideview mirror.

The bumper beam is untouched and I have one front alloy and two rear alloys available, as well as their tires, approx 50% wear.
Otherwise, if it is not excluded above, let me know of your interest.
Cheers,
Jay
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:45 am

Here's a general note on passing your old cars along: CLEAN OUT YOUR STUFF!
Even if the car is totaled in an accident, if you survive, remove all personal documents.
In the salvaged 2014, along with a set of stainless cookware, a dozen UNBROKEN eggs that were four months old, and a burst 6-pack of cheap beer, I procured enough privileged information to do a world-class theft of identity, even though none of the documents were important enough to warrant a return to their originator, so they have been destroyed. You cannot count on the recipient of your old car to be as scrupulous!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:13 pm

As I continued digging into the salvage 2014 I found a key and it started right up, with a full dash of errors. 14 bars on the gauge with 66 miles RR and only 14 K on the odometer were good signs. I connected the MUTIII clone, and not only were the cells perfectly balanced and SOC 82%, but the capacity reads out at 43.9 Ah! With a new pack reading 45, that’s pretty darn good.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

jray3
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Re: i-bargains

Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:49 pm

Salvage auction values are remaining strong. I watched a totaled 2012 Raspberry go for $2550 this morning. It had hood, front bumper and headlight damage.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

Don
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Re: i-bargains

Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:13 am

Keep looking! When you find a '16 with a battery like the one you bought anywhere near me, I'll run out & grab it. The new(est) Raspberry I bought for Carolyn could sure use a newer battery & I'd jump all over a good one. I suppose you already put that one in your Mom's car??

Don
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, White
2012 iMiEV SE Premium, Raspberry Metallic
2012 iMiEV SE, White
2017 Chevy Volt Premier
2014 Ford Transit Connect XLT SWB wagon
2006 Itasca Navion Sprinter Motor Home

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