He's stretching the truth just a bit here and there, methinks First
, "Regularly gets between 86 to 110 miles per charge" is a bit of a stretch - You would have to drive very conservatively and quite slowly. I have never seen a documented 110 miles, but it may be possible . . . . if you drive 20 mph on level ground using no heat or A/C - It's a little disingenuous to pretend this would be a 'regular' occurrenceSecond
, I don't think you can do an honest "85 mph, easily" as he claims, let alone "felt like it could do more". Mitsu says 80 mph tops and both of mine top out at 82 mph - It takes forever to get there and there's no doubt in your mind it's not going to make it to 83 . . . . even downhill - The motor is RPM limited and it won't go any faster downhill than it does on level groundThird
"No fluid changes ie. engine oil, transmission oil (no transmission)" isn't accurate either. There *is* a single speed transmission of course (a 10,000 rpm motor needs reducing to the rpm the wheels require) and it *does* have oil in it which will need to be changed, though not often. It does have a water pump and an air filter too - In the cabinFourth
, the battery warranty is not 12 years or 100,000 miles - It's 10 years and assuming this car is a 2012, it has only a little over 4 years of that left. We don't know for absolute certain either if it has a 'brand new' one, or maybe a slightly used one Mitsu rebuilt from parts of others which have failed. Pretty much guaranteed it won't have the advertised 50 ah capacity
Last, I would question the 'full roll cage' as it doesn't have anything more than any other car should you happen to get it upside down
But . . . . it looks to be a very good buy for what it is - A nice, clean, well cared for example and at a very reasonable price, IMO. If you have a 63 mile round trip commute with 2/3rds of it freeway, you're not going to do it in this car though. On a perfect windless day with no heat or A/C and never going faster than 55, you *might* get back home with little or no reserve . . . . on a perfect day - But it's for sure not going to work for you every day and you shouldn't purchase this car thinking it will . . . . or even that it 'might'