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Auto up would surely breech Australian OHS guidelines ?
Does the window load sense and auto reverse before or after guillotining the child's neck ??
Are you certain this is actually implemented or did the 2010 window feature slip in under the regulations ?
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The wife's 2012 Honda Insight has auto-up on the passenger side as well.

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So stick your hand in the window and do the auto up. What does the window do ? Just wondering.
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OOOUUUCHH! No- just kidding. I'll try it tonight - maybe with a ball of rag.

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So you are against animal testing then ? Image
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Good point.
Mine has auto down and up on all windows.
Here's is auto down only.

I thought it might be a software option, like on mine i had the dealer program the mirrors to fold when I lock the car and unfold when I unlock...

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Edit; Double post
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adelaide-ev wrote: "So in summary what are the changes in the builds again?

If you are looking for a decent MY12 there is a black ex demo still for sale in SA with only 2600km on it and nearly 4 years warranty left.
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Update: Been advised the black imiev was sold today. Wonder if anyone we know will turn up with it at next Wednesday's meeting?
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2010 imiev with 5226km at paceway $19,990+orc
Aeva members can have it for 20k driveaway

Hopefully pics will be up soon.

Check out this Mitsubishi i-MiEV.
http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/detai ... D-15875921
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$19990 + Orc ? But it is already on the road Image
Ok stamp duty and rego coz they deregistered it ? The latter should be dealers expense then.

That is a lot of EV technology in a great package for the money !

If you are thinking of buying one I can assure you that you will be making a wise purchase.
The i, whilst minimalist in some details us very functional and reliable and amazingly pleasurable to drive.
It doesn't stink or burn fuel and the icing on the cake, I've saved over $10,000 on fuel compared to my other Mitsubishi, a 380 whose battery goes flat from lack of use.

Not trying to be a salesman, just saying, if you are thinking of buying a i, just do it. I procrastinated for 12 months and wonder now why it took so long for me to step up to the plate... And with these prices now it is an opportunity that may not come again for some years. Image
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2010 steering wheel is smoother leather than 2011+
like the volt
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I think the 2010 Imiev has 78 loops per inch carpet and the 2011+ has 79 loops pr inch .

You really are pedantic on the details g4 qber

I would only notice if it was something big like the steering wheel on the left hand side or 3 wheel instead of 4 .Image

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I mention the steering wheel cos I was almost drifting the car due to its smoothness.
I find it harder to get a grip of the 2010 's steering wheel

On another note,
I haven't seen a 2010 without satnav
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Was it that smooth from day 1 or has it just been buffed smooth from age/use?

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don't know.
I have a 2011 imiev.
the 2011 imiev is and has been rough from the start.

My personal feeling is that mitsubishi wanted the i to be a luxury car, hence the smooth leather
satnav, $2000 option in 2011+
auto up/down windows
LED lights
keyless entry
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I tested the auto up by shoving my arm in the gap.
It reversed as soon as it touched me.

My partner has had hers since January, I have had mine since October.
I was driving a Volvo 240, she a Hilux 2.7 petrol.
We have saved over $3,500 so far...that is almost ten percent of what the two cars cost, in around six months.

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Ah good, the 2010 auto up is intelligent. BTW does it also stop or reverse on manual up since it has the load sense for auto up ?

The fuel saving $. Yes   Image   I am heading to $12,000 saved over my ICE. Ok that wasn't the sole reason to be EV but is it nice not to have the drive out of your way for cheap fuel, the time in the line, the choc milk and the Mars bar. Hang on, I miss the last one   Image

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DC fast charge station with built in snack vending.

To start with the Imiev was 1\2 about the fuel and mantanance savings and 1/2 for that feeling of indapendance (having a renuable indapendant fuel station at home) Though after owning the car for almost a year even if the above two advantages were taken away the seperiority of electric drive vs a internal combustion engine has me never turning back. The diesle ute I purchased new in 2010 is the last internal combustion engine viechle I will ever purchase. Even looking around the shed at all the ice specific tools I have gathers over the years all soon to be used less and less.

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Will test manual up in the morning....
I was expecting payback time to be 7 or 8 years, didn't realise just how completely they would replace ICE and just how many kms we both drive!
We are planning on keeping the Hilux ('04 model) until it is totally dead...and then if it is engine trouble I will need convincing not to use it as a project for conversion.....
My Volvo 240 daily driver is sold.
I'm keeping my '73 Volvo 142 which will go on vintage rego, and a couple of long term projects such as my '79 Volvo 242 GT which is going to get a 940 engine with 740 8+8 16v head and a turbo, V8 Commodore gearbox, few other goodies...had that car a long time and never plan on selling.
There's a 1960 Peugeot panel van 403 restoration project I'm keen to hang onto as well...and if I ever go get it there is a VERY early 80" Series 1 Land Rover, around a 1950 model which I would dearly love to have in the shed...so I'm not giving up on ICE entirely!
Never want to go back for a daily driver though!!!!!
EV is where it's at.....

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Understood, but like a collection of VHS video recorders, those ICEs will seem pointless in the future. Image

Sell them all while they are still worth something. You are experiencing the future of transport and have seen the light. Image
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Long term I think only the real classics that have historic and sentimental value will be worth holding onto.

Like owning any vintage machinery it will be something to tinker with display and connect with others that share the passion for the particular machine. Just like steam engines enthusiasts still own them but hardly a practical thing on the road.

keeping that 90's model civic or corolla run of the mill car that isn't really a classic will become something hard to justify and will see little to no practical use due to the running costs and if we are talking real long term you might not be able to register it due to pollution control.

I just drove my Diesel ute today for the first time this month. I did a trip from the north/west side of Brisbane to the Bay area and some running around in between about 100km all up. I think owning the Imiev has made me a more economical driver. I averaged 7.1 lt 100km typically it was around 7.5 in the past. One thing I noticed was the heat transferred to the cabin. It wasn't a hot day but It felt hot inside after about 40 min of driving in stop go traffic I actually put the AC on. I guess having a several hundred KG of hot engine/turbo and exhaust in front and under you will do that. Didnt notice it in the past though but after driving the Imiev for a year it's very noticeable.

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It used to be CRT monitors and TVs out for the verge collection. At least they were colour. Image
Now it is plasma and flat screen and still scavengers cut the power cords off for the $7,000 a tonne copper value and leave the rest.

I recon there will be more collectors value in an iMiEV in years to come. After all, limited production run of the world 's first mass produced EV. The batteries may well be still 50 % in 50 years.

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"I recon there will be more collectors value in an iMiEV in years to come. After all, limited production run of the world 's first mass produced EV. The batteries may well be still 50 % in 50 years."

Limited production run. Is that limited to how many they could sell? I know not a lot where sold compared to other cars. Is the production run over for this model? They really are dragging it out trying to sell a car designed in 2004 first built in 2009? and was the last production run 2012? They are still on the mitsubishi webpage for sale.

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Ha! Look a barn find 50 year old iMiev - how cute - and the batteries are still charged. Reminds me of a Woody Allen time travelling film where he find a many decade old VW Beetle (in a cave and I think he put it there), and it starts up fine.
I think that neodymium magnet motor is starting to show it's effects on you. Image
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Well I am the new owner of one of the cars mentioned. Pick up Wednesday. Better Place cable in boot as well as factory J1772 cable. Great condition for its age. 5 year warranty is a big plus. Large EV grin even with test drive...!!!

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