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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Did I Hurt It?

April 25, 2012

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After driving our 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV a few times, I've come to the conclusion that it's not meant for city life but rather for putting around marble-smooth streets within the confines of an estate.

As it is, in the city, driving over road imperfections, the car shudders and rattles. Not to say it normally does that on perfect roads. But on well-traveled off-ramp I've driven on with many of our other long-termers, the i MiEV made it sound like I plowed its front wheel straight into a huge pothole. Frightened I broke our new car, I pulled over to inspect the tires and the front end to make sure there was no damage. I've actually ended up doing this a number of times since, after driving it carefully on roads with the same seemingly minor imperfections that previous cars have handled more quietly. But fortunately there was no damage. But what's its deal?

I can't wait for Dan Edmunds to do a suspension walkaround on this thing.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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