DallasiMiEV wrote: I am thinking of getting the hubcaps painted black, channeling the Rolling Stones. "I have some hub caps and I want to paint them black"
jray3 wrote:If you want to switch them alloys to steelies with smooth hubcaps, I'm sure there are several ES owners here who'd be happy to swap with you! Could also change to some grippier tires in the process, if you don't need the LRR range!
DallasiMiEV wrote:JoeS wrote:I got one of the last new 2012 iMiEVs for sale in the US, on Nov 1, 2013, and I believe it was the last available in the Dallas area.
DallasiMiEV wrote:I also like these side window reflectors, and they're only $80 at http://mparts411.com/accessories/side-w ... flectors-3:
alohart wrote:I bought a set of these and love them. In the rain, I can leave the windows slightly open for some ventilation but without rain entering. Leaving the windows slightly open also works well when parking in hot weather because the deflectors would make breaking in through the slightly open windows difficult (well, a thief could just rip a deflector off the car).
I had a very similar set made up by a guy I found on eBay in New York - He and I worked back and forth for a few weeks perfecting the design of them and he sold me my set for even less than the $100, since I helped him design them. He sold several other sets to other people I think for the $100DallasiMiEV wrote:I've seen the pics on other posts in this forum for the dealer graphics on the side, and I agree they look cool. But when I say I'm a minimalist, it's really a euphemism for saying I'm cheap. Dealer graphics are expensive! I've seen someone's post saying they got a custom sign place to make it and install for $100, but I haven't found any in north Dallas yet that can do it for that price
Don wrote:I had a very similar set made up by a guy I found on eBay in New York - He and I worked back and forth for a few weeks perfecting the design of them and he sold me my set for even less than the $100, since I helped him design them. He sold several other sets to other people I think for the $100
But, mine are printed (any color you like) on white vinyl, so they only look 'correct' on a white car. He couldn't print them on clear vinyl like the OEM ones where they fade away to the car color . . . . any car color. Mine only fade away to white. For what I paid, I really love them. They've been on the car for more than a year and you have 10X as many people come up and ask you about the car, once they can readily see that it's '100% Electric'
I dunno about having AC/DC prominently displayed on MY car! That has 'other meanings' you know . . . .
I generally do not like all black cars, but your "I" looks cool. The tinted windows do the trick for me. The photos that show another black one with the professional decal look great. I am driving the white/blue I-MiEv with the all electric logon on the side(same version that had been on the Mitsubishi website for a while). Now that I have had the car for the last year, I am so glad that it came with the electric decals. The number of people who ask me about the car is amazing. Every single time I park the car in a shopping center parking lot, if someone walks by they comment on the car(either to me or to a person they are with). Most of them see the decal and understand that this is an all elctric car, which often leads to a short discussion about EV's in general. It's a great opportunity to discuss EV's with ICE owners, who may have misconceptions or misunderstandings about battery operated cars. Also, previously I had posted this, but if a single guy wants to attract women, this car is better than walking a puppy or pushing a baby stroller. I have had(many more times than just once)women shout out to me that they love the car, it's so cute, etc. Too bad that I am married(no, happy that I am , but you get the idea). It's a babe magnet...