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Old 01-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quite the deal for a few!

With $69 a month lease, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV becomes America's cheapest electric car

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O'Brien Mitsubishi, a dealership in Mitsubishi's U.S. base of Normal, Ill., appears all out to change that. As caught by Autoblog Green, O'Brien has advertised a $69 a month, two-year lease of an i-MiEV before about $2,100 in fees, or a $169-a-month deal with the fees rolled in. As with all electric car leases, the dealership keeps the $7,500 federal tax credit that goes to the vehicle's buyer.

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow.

That'll have a few people doing the math on how much money they could be saving on gas.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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At $69 a month, who cares about gas... that's as close to a free new car as you can get!

EDIT: Whoops... $169. Still a pretty sweet deal...
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We can get the C-Zero (Citroen version of the i-Mev) for 149 (+VAT @ 20%) per month on a 3 year / 30,000 mile contract.

This is the leccy car dilema though - I could use one of these on an average day (~45 miles round trip commute) but then I would still need to keep George for the other times when I have to go further (Mrs A needs the Prius - her job involves driving places).

Which is probably why the only i-Mev, Peugeot iOn or Citroen C-ZERO on the roads are run by a local college from one site to the other.
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It is $69/month with $2100 down, or $169/month with $0 down.
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It is $69/month with $2100 down, or $169/month with $0 down.
Or, "It is the cost of one tank of gas per month with $2100 down, or the cost of 2.5 tanks of gas per month with $0 down."
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It was all going so well until...

Mitsubishi recalling 14,700 i-MiEV, iON, C-Zero electric vehicles

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The recall stems from a faulty electric brake pump that's supposed to send air to the brake booster, and the repair is said to take about 30 minutes. About 27,000 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs and i models have been sold since the model debuted overseas in mid-2009, meaning that about 45 percent of those vehicles are subject to the recall.
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Hmm, just as well its not a toyota
They wouldn't be that stupid, just stupid in a different way
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