JoeS
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Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:43 pm

OK, now for some fun -

We named ours Mitsi

Bystanders have called it cute, funky...

Wife thinks it's beguiling

I think of our iMiEV simply as a reliable utilitarian workhorse

MotorTrend called it a speedy urban warrier

Worst review description I've seen is Egg in High Heels

Anyone else?
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sandange
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:44 am

Our granddaughter calls ours " Black Beauty"
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
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danpatgal
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:18 am

Ours is the Raspberry Jelly Bean or Purple Egg. I just love driving it - loads of fun!

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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:27 am

OMG Joe,
That idea of an egg in heels reminds me of an old sailboat racing rival's mascot. Richard Berry of New Orleans rendered a smiling sperm on roller skates, complete with top hat, cane, and of course, tails... as the mascot for his boat, the BIG J. I've gotta see if he's willing to share...that... image. :lol:
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2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:39 pm

We bought our Miev on the day that Obama declared, "There is no silver bullet for the high gas prices". Being silver-colored, we named it the Silver Bullet. Turn-out the name is very appropriate....

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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:06 am

With the immediate difficulty trying to explain the model name ("i?" "i-Meev?" "Meev?" etc), I pretty quickly nicknamed our whatever-it's-called "Igor"- pronounced like Marty Feldman's hunchback character in "Young Frankenstein:" EYE-gor.

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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:03 am

JoeS wrote:
Worst review description I've seen is Egg in High Heels

Anyone else?


In a recent syndicated review, Terry Box of McClatchy Tribune News Service called the i-MiEV "a vehicle that looks like a cross between a tipsy French police car and a giant computer mouse."

That's pretty tough.
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:04 pm

nt2w wrote:Terry Box of McClatchy Tribune News Service called the i-MiEV "a vehicle that looks like a cross between a tipsy French police car and a giant computer mouse."


which brings to mind "i-mouse"....

I've used "The Silver Slipper", but that nickname hasn't really rooted yet...

Recently saw an article stating that the correct pronunciation of MiEV is "my E.V.", which works until you add the i up front...
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 76,000 miles
i-ES traded at 21,648 miles
2000 Honda Odyssey
1987 F250 Diesel
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt,170 kW, 32 kWh
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1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
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jennrod12
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:58 pm

We mostly call ours "The Little Car", or "The EV". Real imaginative, ha ha. :roll:

Jenn
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Santa Clara, CA

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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:22 am

Our dog understands the names of our vehicles ... as in, "Let's go for a ride in Car!" and he runs to the appropriate vehicle.

Our Ford Escape Hybrid is named "Dirby(h)" ... as in hybrid spelled backward. So "Go for ride in the Dirby" results in dog running to the Ford.

For lack of a better name (calling it "meeve" seemed weird), we call the "i" Car ... "go for ride in Car" causes dog to run to the "i".
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