AndyH wrote:I'll know more next week - I'm picking one up on Minnesota and importing it into the Republic. And yes, I'll be using CHAdeMO on the 1200 mile drive back.
MN! what dealer in the Twin Cities will you be picking it up? Did you get any deal off sticker?
If on the North end of town, don't forget to QC on the South side of town at Walser Nissan where I35W meets I35E on the way South, free and generally no one using it. Of course, owning a Nissan I'm not sure how they'd react to non
Nissan vehicles..... the EVSEs are outside their service doors to the right, and again don't seem to get used all that much.
Please post back here on MNL with your experiences, while I occasionally visit the Outlander forum, more often than not I'm around here as we get lots more traffic than the Outlander forum
I'm personally disappointed about the ICE MPG but I will be interested to hear back from someone using it for a long trip(with relatively few places to charge along the way) something I'd do several times/year with such a vehicle. The Prius Prime is very tempting with it's 50+ MPG ICE but I'd really prefer something larger and higher off the ground, the Mitusi would probably be ideal.
Hey jjeff - I'll be visiting White Bear. I haven't been able to find info on invoice or dealer hold-back, so not sure I'll be the patron saint of good deals.
So far Mitsubishi's knocking $2k off, and the dealer's tossing in $850. There's a military discount as well. So far we're about $3400 under sticker.
Thanks for the tip about the QC at Walser! There are check-ins from other vehicle types, so it should be fine. I've been guestimating stops using PlugShare and Ch@rgepoint's maps and it looks like there will be plenty of miles to drive where I'll be able to check the 'regular hybrid' fuel economy. Man, it's gonna be cold weather driving, though.
I have PHEV Watchdog installed on the phone as well. I'll def report back.
I agree - things are really quiet on the Mitsu forum.
I've been waiting for this car for a couple of years. I've really enjoyed my last three years with my smart, and most of my driving is well within the 75 mile range with the car. Even though I planned to 'just' rent a car for road trips, and did a couple of times, it got to where I simply didn't take trips. I'm looking forward to driving, using a CHAdeMO ch@rger finally, impromptu trips to the coast, tossing a telescope in the back, or heading to the rifle range without breaking the guns in half to get them into the car.
I'm planning on enjoying the car until the wheels fall off.
Here's the owner's manual: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0pvi42k4fyjeyfo/18%20PHEV%20Owners%20Manual.pdf?dl=0
Or you can 'borrow' a VIN from one of the Monroney stickers and make an account on the Mitsubishi Owners Portal:https://www.mitsubishicars.com/owners
Here's the 'transmission': https://www.gkn.com/globalassets/downloads/iaa-downloads/multimode-etransmission-en.pdf