Hello Clemente, and welcome to the forum. Exciting that there is an i-MiEV in Brazil and you might actually be able to get one!
Before you buy, the most important aspect will be to assess the condition of the battery - specifically,
1. The overall capacity of the pack
2. The relative charge level of all the individual 88 cells inside the pack
kiev mentioned a number of alternatives. Perhaps your simplest and least-expensive option os to obtain a bluetooth OBDII adapter from https://www.scantool.net/scan-tools/
, either an L
X or MX
(must be a genuine OBDLink and not an imitation) and an app called CaniOn for an Android phone or tablet https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=emobility.canion&hl=en_US
This CaniOn app will provide -
1. A battery capacity reading in ampere-hours (Ah), which, in your case, anything over about 35Ah would be a good reading. The maximum of a new battery pack is around 45Ah.
2. A graphical display of the instantaneous voltage of each of the 88 cells within the battery pack. The voltage itself is not important, but what you would be looking for is one or more cells that are significantly lower than all the others. Significantly lower meaning a number larger than about 0.15 volts. If you get to that point be sure to take a screenshot or photo of that screen and post it here so we can discuss it.
As far as spare and repair parts are concerned, most of us have not had a single issue with the car but recognize that parts are both difficult to obtain and expensive. With a 90-day warranty I would expect any problems to show up immediately and would hopefully be taken care of by Mitsubishi. With that low a mileage, nothing would be worn out on the car at all!
Regarding price, I hope it is reasonable - compared to other EVs or purchasing a used i-MiEV overseas and having it shipped to you.
Hopefully this will allow you to make an informed decision. Good luck, and do let us know how things turn out for you.