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Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:34 pm
by CGauer
Well... It does have a MMCS, a Clarion NX700b unfortunately it is from 2010.... Navigation is utterly slow and just a piece of sh...t, if you compare to Waze.. The UI is appalling and after 5min a fan kicks in ruining the pleasant i-MiEV silence... It does feature a reverse camera input and Bluetooth too... But they didn't bother installing the camera, and the bluetooth doesn't work for music playback. There are indeed a couple software updates due, but I'm considering ditching it in favor of a CarPlay one !

BTW, that vacuum pump is rather noisy too.... Why Mitsubishi, why!!?!?!?

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kiev wrote:Do you have navigation and rear camera on the MMCS? What about bluetooth and cell phone?

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:08 pm
by jray3
Noisy vacuum pump? Not unless they changed the design after 2010 or something is wrong. Our pump is just a soft whine, not the rattling contraption that a Chevy Volt came with.

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:53 pm
by CGauer
Yeah, I can clearly listen to it while starting the car and also while parking. Every single time I hit the brakes I remember that vacuum is being produced.. More from outside with the windows open...

Watching some YouTube videos, sounds normal, but that is pretty much the only noise the car produces... So close being totally silent... They clearly placed it at the back because of its rather annoying nature, the tubing also makes the role of a vacuum reservoir...

Kind of lame / ICEish having to rely on vacuum to servo assist the brakes, but hey, early days. The same applies to the lead acid 12V battery, still on Tesla's... Yep, there is the high voltage conundrum/danger leaving it hot 24/7 or self-discharging the pack in case a DC-DC converter is used full-time... But there must be a way.. Perhaps a tiny lithium battery, or super-capacitors... Lead batteries are too much of a burden, directly impacting the reliability of the car and also a huge environment footprint if you compare to lithium... IMHO...

nitpicking.... :D

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jray3 wrote:Noisy vacuum pump? Not unless they changed the design after 2010 or something is wrong. Our pump is just a soft whine, not the rattling contraption that a Chevy Volt came with.

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:00 am
by rnlcarlov
Best of luck with your car. Didn't know you had Chademo chargers in São Paulo, but that's probably because I use electromaps. What's the best site to find charging stations in Brazil? Plugshare?

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:15 pm
by CGauer
Hey!

Yes we do! Three of them. Two between the city of São Paulo and Campinas and one at the university of São Paulo, broken, but I'll try to fix it.

PlugShare indeed! Works best for us.

Where are you? Portugal? As you probably noticed, my car is one of three i-MiEVs in Brazil... Scary!

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Clemente


rnlcarlov wrote:Best of luck with your car. Didn't know you had Chademo chargers in São Paulo, but that's probably because I use electromaps. What's the best site to find charging stations in Brazil? Plugshare?

Re: Should I buy a 2010-2011 i-Miev here in Brazil???

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:35 am
by rnlcarlov
CGauer wrote:Hey!

Yes we do! Three of them. Two between the city of São Paulo and Campinas and one at the university of São Paulo, broken, but I'll try to fix it.

PlugShare indeed! Works best for us.

Where are you? Portugal? As you probably noticed, my car is one of three i-MiEVs in Brazil... Scary!

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Clemente


Yes, I'm in Portugal.
Just three imievs in Brazil? Surely there must be some more you don't know about.
In this 2012 article, it mentions at least seven were brought in to the country
https://caranddriverbrasil.com.br/especial/reportagens/mitsubishi-tenta-inserir-eletrico-i-miev-no-mercado-brasileiro