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2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:59 pm
by Kuuuurija

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:17 pm
by Phximiev
Now if we could just see a few here in Phoenix.

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:03 pm
by Don
That's the domestic/Euro version - Thankfully, quite different from what we'll see in North America

Don

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:16 pm
by JoeS
Don wrote:That's the domestic/Euro version - Thankfully, quite different from what we'll see in North America
Oh, I don't know - there have been times that I wished our i-MiEV was skinnier and shorter; besides, with the narrow body the driver can probably rest an elbow on the window sill comfortably. :roll:

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:33 am
by Don
JoeS wrote:
Don wrote:That's the domestic/Euro version - Thankfully, quite different from what we'll see in North America
Oh, I don't know - there have been times that I wished our i-MiEV was skinnier and shorter; besides, with the narrow body the driver can probably rest an elbow on the window sill comfortably. :roll:
I understand ;)

For a guy who spends as much time driving Corbin Sparrows, the NA version of the iMiEV must seem like driving a Lincoln Town Car to you!! :lol:

It's small enough for me as it is, though I do wish when they widened the car, they changed the spacing on the seats so there's more room between them and less room between the seats and the doors. I suspect the Fed crash requirements precluded that from happening, but oh well . . . .

Don

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:42 am
by PV1
I wouldn't mind having the LED headlights. Pretty bad when the power needle moves when turning on the high beams. Though I thought all i-MiEVs and clones had vertical climate control knobs from 2012 on :?:

Yeah, the distance to the door armrest is a tad uncomfortable (I completely missed it when first test driving the i-MiEV, nearly hitting my head on the window :lol: ). But on the other hand, the i-MiEV performed better in the side pole crash test than the LEAF. I'll take a bit of discomfort (that I'm now used to) to boost the safety of the car.

I wish they would find a way to improve one of the biggest safety hazards, the blocked vision from the A pillars. I nearly had a collision with a van the other day because I couldn't see him (we both pulled out onto the road from opposite sides, both going the same direction).

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:54 am
by JoeS
Don wrote:For a guy who spends as much time driving Corbin Sparrows, the NA version of the iMiEV must seem like driving a Lincoln Town Car to you!! :lol:
:D
PV1 wrote:…I wish they would find a way to improve one of the biggest safety hazards, the blocked vision from the A pillars. I nearly had a collision with a van the other day because I couldn't see him (we both pulled out onto the road from opposite sides, both going the same direction).
Yes, NHTSA seems to focus more on crash survival rather than accident prevention, as the sizeable front, side, and rear pillars, and the (expletive) headrests all combine in seriously limiting our outward vision.

Anyway, nice to see that our i-MiEV is still in production and being promoted (at least in Japan).

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:04 am
by misterbleepy
PV1 wrote:Though I thought all i-MiEVs and clones had vertical climate control knobs from 2012 on :?:


I think it's a LHD / RHD difference - my "clone" has them horizontally, and it's a 2013 car.

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:28 am
by sandange
I like those Alloy wheels they have on the Euro Model .
If only they were available here at a reasonable price0000

Re: 2016 Mitsubishi iMiev - Exterior and Interior Walkaround

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:17 am
by Don
sandange wrote:I like those Alloy wheels they have on the Euro Model .
If only they were available here at a reasonable price0000
+1

Don