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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Seat Is Too Damn High

May 15, 2012


I took the i MiEV down to our studio to take a few shots of the under bits. I sat in the garage trying to get the seat into a comfortable position. I could never get it to feel right. I realized, to my surprise, that the seat bottom was just too high.

I say surprise because I am not a tall guy. But in the i MiEV I felt like I was about to scrap the ceiling with my head. I hit the down lever and it didn't budge. I could go none more lower. To paraphrase the great Jimmy McMillan, the seat was just too damn high.

This in the same vein of Mark Takahashi's complaint. I think the i MiEV is another victim of a poorly translated JDM design. Much like the first generation Honda Fit, they need to redesign the seats before they try to get the US market to embrace this niche vehicle.

Scott Jacobs, Sr Mgr, Photography

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