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

Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:36 pm

I am on the fence about referring to my car by its name, but I did name it…

computer mouse --> mouse --> old cartoon: "… scare them meeses to pieces…" =

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

Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:11 pm

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

Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:21 pm

From another thread,
justidutch wrote:Eve. That's her name. Whenever I would ask her what her name was, the reply was "I-m iev"
Love it! :D
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:24 pm

That's cute, I like that one too :)

ed5000
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:20 pm

I'm thinking of naming my silver 2012 "pinball". :lol:
2012 ES, Cool Metalic Silver, no quick charge, no fog lights and no navi but a cold weather package for when it gets 13 below, wait - it never gets that cold here.
"Silver Shadow"

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

Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:47 am

WyVern/WyVernator in Australia has named his Teapot, quite suitable I think. :)

Mine are Mitsi , Mitti , and Moto
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:21 am

I call mine dustbuster or vacuumcleaner, mostly. Or just miev.

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

Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:58 am

Grey + egg shaped + simple + Clean/green + efficient/effective + seriously prayed about = St. Greggory, aka, Gregg.

Best purchase I've made in my life.

Every mile driven in Gregg is a miracle and absolute joy.

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

Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:40 am

In a separate post, PV1 wrote the following:

"... The vehicle itself is an engineering marvel, and is possibly the most pragmatic vehicle on the road in the US..."

This is the first time I've seen pragmatic used as a descriptor of our i-MiEV, and I like it! :D
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Re: Our iMiEV Nicknames and What Has the iMiEV Been Called

Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:12 am

Thank you.

I was thinking more about the unlisted features of the i-MiEV when replying to a thread at TMC about the Model 3's door handles and ice concerns when that word crossed my mind. I have yet to have the doors on either i-MiEV freeze shut. The design of the door seal works great to flex formed ice and break it free. This has been a huge hassle saver, especially considering the Cavalier I had before would freeze shut with even a simple frost. One day, it took me over an hour to get the door thawed enough to get it open, but that was because of a random ice storm with 1/4" of ice encasing the car. I even had a piece of ice with a perfect impression of the tire sidewall :mrgreen: .

When it comes to ice problems with the i-MiEV, the cabin doors and handles aren't among them. Now, the inner charge port door, the wipers, and the windows are a different story, but not any worse than any other car.

My Dad calls Koorz the Buzzbox.

Ed, I like that name, Pinball. Reminds me of The Who song.
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