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2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV: Thumbs Up?

September 25, 2012

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

When I left the office last Friday ready to start my staycation, I hopped on the semi-busy freeway. It was actually moving a little and a pickup truck with five guys in it pulled up next to me and honked until I looked over. Then they gave me a thumbs up for the car.

That only happens when we drive something exciting like the Nissan GT-R. I was a little surprised because despite the i-MiEV's peculiar looks, it usually doesn't get much attention from other commuters.

But then I went to dinner at a local restaurant where the people know where I work. They always come out in the parking lot to see what I am driving. One of the guys didn't like its looks or interior materials. But the restaurant owner who is a woman in her seventies thought it was cute and very practical for her errands around town.

As I drove around last week, keeping to my own neighborhood, I noticed seniors looking at the i-MiEV. Perhaps it has found its audience, although I haven't seen any on the road. Have you?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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