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Mitsubishi i-MiEV owner reviews

“As a showcase for what electric vehicles could do, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV was impressively cheap to run and easy to drive, but this couldn’t make up for its high price.”

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Brakes (1 case)

Review 1 of 4

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Electric, Electric, Cvt

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
We bought this car for £12,500 on 20 Nov 2013 with 1,594 miles on the clock. On 20 Nov 2015 we will have had added 24,000 miles. This is roughly 2/3rds of all our vehicle miles as a family. Electricity used is roughly 6500 kWh. Service, maintenance and MOT costs have been £323. Current market price is around £6,000. Including insurance and breakdown cover the cost per mile has been £0.36, which compares well with the average value of £0.45. I calculate the CO2 saving 5.4 tonnes, since we buy 100% renewable electricity from Ecotricity. Both my wife and I love the way the car handles and drives. This is the biggest technological benefit to my life since the mobile phone.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Electric, Electric, Cvt

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

i Keiko

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
We bought this car for £12,500 in November 2013 with 1,594 miles on the clock. One year later we had added 11,426 miles. Electricity used was roughly 2,350 kWh. The only maintenance cost was £60 to unstick the rear drum brakes. Assuming depreciation of £4,000 and including insurance the cost per mile has been £0.42, which compares well with the average car cost of £0.45. Since we buy 100% renewable electricity from Ecotricity, I calculate the CO2 saving at 2.59 tonnes. Both my wife and me find the car great to drive. This is the biggest technological benefit to my life since the mobile phone.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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