2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Consumer Review: 1500 Kilometers and loving eve

2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV - Consumer Review

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ES 4dr Hatchback (Electric 1-speed Direct Drive)

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful
1500 Kilometers and loving every minute of it
By mlucas1 on


2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES 4dr Hatchback (electric DD)


I have had this car over six weeks now and use it for my daily commute of 45 kilometers (27 miles) each way, putting on sometimes well over 100 kilometers with a few bars in the power gauge to spare.
This car is very comfortable and has all the features of a modern vehicle.
Don't believe the spin that this car is lacking in anything, this car is truly reaching greater masses as the affordable alternative to the high priced electric cars now being offered by other manufacturers.
This car is well designed and has plenty of power with a lot of range.
This is the one that scares the oil companies and the car repair shops.

Best Features

Number one best feature is the electric drive train. Nothing beats driving an electric car for pure fun, enjoyment and comfort. My first maintenance appointment is a year from now! The design of this car is the next best feature. Mitsubishi was able to put all of the electric bits and pieces and the batteries all out of sight, giving us a flat cargo floor unlike the competitors (LEAF). The design is futuristic and unusual without being offensive and nothing conventional. Plenty of space inside for a 6'4" tall person. Finally, I love all of the thoughtful touches. Reclining rear seats, automatic climate control, automatic head lights, driver seat height adjustment, and more.

Worst Features

Minor things like cruise control would be a nice option but I'm getting used to not having that. I'm not missing much else from my previous car, a 2008 Nissan Versa. A center console arm rest would be good too. But, overall the car is well equipped and and well designed.
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