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2012 imiev

Posted: Tue, 08 May 2018, 09:24
by offgridQLD
What's a low km (40k) solid 100km+ range one owner perfect condition Imiev worth on the 2nd hand market ?

Just looking into some options perhaps expressions of interest for our Imiev.


kurt

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018, 04:46
by TCryptos
Carsales au has 3 in Vic, all around $15K:

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/mitsub ... =makemodel

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018, 08:34
by mikedufty
Two 20,000km iMievs were just listed on carsales for around $15,000 (car dealer in Vic). The 2012 listed is also around $15k but higher km, it has been on there quite a few weeks, so is probably not underpriced.

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018, 12:24
by offgridQLD
Thanks, good to know. Sounds reasonable for a 2012.


So at this stage the replacement battery at 12k is worth almost as much as the car.

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Fri, 11 May 2018, 21:47
by brunohill
So what did it cost new, what is a new one going to cost ( if you can get one), and what else is going to be worn that will need replacing in the next 800,000 Km ?

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Tue, 15 May 2018, 16:17
by offgridQLD
"So what did it cost new, what is a new one going to cost ( if you can get one), and what else is going to be worn that will need replacing in the next 800,000 Km ?"

My 2012 cost me $24,000 brand new. In comparison to many other cars that where purchased new in 2012 for 24k and what they would be worth today (2018) the depreciation on the Imiev is ok.

That said the car was purchased during a very short window where Mitsubishi had a few new Imievs being sold for almost 1/2 the RRP.


It's really just a thought that I had to see if perhaps now was a smart time to part with the car while it had a good chunk of its value remaining.


I'm not sure what to make of the reference of 800,000km. I would say it would take many battery replacements to achieve that kind of mileage from a Imiev.

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Sun, 20 May 2018, 13:31
by PiMan
brunohill wrote:
Fri, 11 May 2018, 21:47
So what did it cost new, what is a new one going to cost ( if you can get one), and what else is going to be worn that will need replacing in the next 800,000 Km ?
You can't get a new one in Australia now, so there's no price for that. Although prior to any deep discounting when Mitsubishi was trying to offload stock, it cost in the vicinity of $50 000.
And if you expect to drive it 800 000km, then I don't think the i-MiEV is the car for you. That would be driving more than 80km everyday for the next 25 years (give or take). If you drove it for the same length of time as the average age of a car on the road today (~10 years), you'd be fully charging it twice a day.
If you actually meant 80 000km, then you might need to replace the battery after that and the tyres likely would need replacing at some point in that period, but not much else. Maybe the 12V battery, but that's harder to judge.

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Sun, 20 May 2018, 17:17
by mikedufty
Based on others experiences you might also go through a few onboard charger and DC-DC converters and Motor Control units, assuming Mitsubishi agree to sell you them and code them to the car.

Re: 2012 imiev

Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018, 08:07
by offgridQLD
lately I drive around 80km every day averaged over the week. (hasn't always been that way though) so to date our car only has around 45,000km on it. In that time I have replaced the original 12v lead acid ignition battery and the front tyres that's it. The car has never been back to Mitsubishi after I purchased it and I have had no issues at all with the car.

The only issue I see with the cars is the battery packs are crazy expensive to replace.

All forms of stored energy are becoming more and more expensive over time. From what I can see despite to what you keep hearing should be happening the price - kwh of battery's if anything as become more expensive over the past 5 years or so. I payed $500 Au per cell for my 400ah Calb lifepo4 cells a few years back. Now the same cells are $720 each (yes some of that is the exchange rate but that only accounts for a portion of it)

PV is at almost give away prices in Au (particularly the 2nd hand market) Would be great if lithium battery's headed down the same path.