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Mitsubishi i available for just $69 a month in this outrageous lease (100% electric)
AutoBlogGreen ^ | January 22, 2013 | Jon LeSage

Posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

O'Brien Mitsubishi, based in Normal, IL, is offering something way outside the norm: an absurdly low lease price – the cheapest we've ever seen – for on an electric vehicle.

AutoblogGreen reader Josh K. could hardly believe what he saw when driving by a rotating banner advertising the a Mitsubishi i-MiEV recently: $69 a month for 24 months. That compares with the official Mitsubishi lease program from last fall, which was $249 a month for three years.

Yes, it sounds too good to be true. So we called the dealership and had the lease offering confirmed.

Salesman Scott Lovett explained that, starting January 1, the dealership began running a 24-month lease promotion for the Mitsubishi i ES that gives customers two options:

$69 per month for two years, after which the car is returned. The customer has to pay tax, title and license up front, which Lovett estimated at about $2,100.

$169 per month with no money down, and tax, title and license is rolled into the monthly payment. It's also a 24-month lease program.

About 90 percent of the i lease takers are having Level 2 charging ports installed at their homes...

(Excerpt) Read more at green.autoblog.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Travel
KEYWORDS: automobiles; automotive; electriccars; illinois; mitsubishi


1 posted on 02/25/2013 8:17:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like a roller-skate.

might as well just drive a golf cart like they have around Sun-City, AZ.

2 posted on 02/25/2013 8:22:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like the popos nailed this guy:


3 posted on 02/25/2013 8:24:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like you’d need two of them....one for each foot.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 8:25:18 PM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

“About 90 percent of the i lease takers are having Level 2 charging ports installed at their homes”

So it’s $60 a month plus $2000 in electrical bills..


5 posted on 02/25/2013 8:27:40 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like a Tata Nano.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 8:30:12 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Its smiling at you.
7 posted on 02/25/2013 8:33:05 PM PST by Husker24
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To: max americana

So it’s $60 a month plus $2000 in electrical bills..”

Plus the cost of the electrician to rewire your house to accommodate the charging port.

I wouldn’t drive one even if it was gasoline operated. Just pretty ugly.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 8:33:49 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

“I wouldn’t drive one even if it was gasoline operated. Just pretty ugly.”

i’d rather take public transit with the rest of the loudmouth afros than be seen driving that oversized golfcart.


9 posted on 02/25/2013 8:38:07 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Nik Naym

At least the Tata won’t run out of juice halfway to your destination.


10 posted on 02/25/2013 8:39:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Coal power power plants produce the cheapest electricity,on a large scale,in this country.Coal also produces about half of the country's power (IIRC).Osama Obama has publicly promised to bankrupt the coal industry and news reports suggest that he's succeeding.So how much will it cost to charge these roller skates in a few years?
11 posted on 02/25/2013 8:42:21 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Hydro Coal power power plants produce the cheapest electricity,on a large scale,in this country.

About half or less the cost of coal. Cost about 6 cents kWh here. Grand Coulee Dam alone capacity = 7,000 MW. Average coal plant 1/10 that.

12 posted on 02/25/2013 8:54:16 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“At least the Tata won’t run out of juice halfway to your destination.”

A really fat guy got hit from behind by one of those Tata Nanaos that was going at top speed.

They had to take the fat guy to the hospital.

To have it removed.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 8:57:58 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Grams A

Leftists love to drive ugly impractical cars.


14 posted on 02/25/2013 9:09:47 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every time we see one of these on the road, my four year old grandson, says, “grandma there’s a Barack Obama car.”


15 posted on 02/25/2013 9:15:52 PM PST by notaliberal ( Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: Paladin2

I think this would be a FABULOUS deal for a young city dweller with a garage where he or she could charge it.

So, how is a young, broke urban dweller going to get a favorable terms (or for that matter, any) lease and then charge it in their (probably $750K and up in “the good, trendy part” of the urban center) home?

The lack of places to charge it that are NOT in your garage is the problem. So is simply PARKING it, which might easily cost more than the lease!


16 posted on 02/25/2013 9:17:34 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: editor-surveyor

Such cars if mandated are a de facto family size limiter. You can’t pack three kids in or the food to feed them into the car.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 9:18:17 PM PST by tbw2
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To: notaliberal

....of course grandma helped him with that once! We are making sure this little one will grow up NOT TO BE A LIBERAL MARXIST!


18 posted on 02/25/2013 9:18:24 PM PST by notaliberal ( Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: tbw2

Such cars are death wagons.

A family in such a box has no chance of survival in a serious emergency. It’s as bad as being dependent on “mass transit.”


19 posted on 02/25/2013 9:29:11 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: notaliberal

Someone is bringing that kid up right!


20 posted on 02/25/2013 9:32:22 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Between his parents and me he hopefully will not be a lib


21 posted on 02/25/2013 10:21:32 PM PST by notaliberal ( Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"With just 62 miles between no charge and a full charge, the Mitsubishi i is tethered by the shortest range in the electric-car segment. In comparison, the Leaf's range is 73 miles, while the 2013 Ford Focus Electric promises 85-100 miles....This Mitsu goes from no charge to full charge in 7 hours using a 240-volt home charging unit, and while this is competitive with the charge time required of the Nissan Leaf, it falls short relative to the Focus Electric's claimed 3-4 hours."

Definitely a niche car, but what niche? If you live in the city any car costs a lot to keep because of parking fees. If you live just outside the city limits, but not in an apartment (no quick charging 240V station -- recharging the battery when empty takes about 22 hours using a 120-volt household outlet) this car might be barely functional as long as you only live 25 miles from work.

Electric cars are not ready for prime time, despite all the lies the government tells us.

22 posted on 02/25/2013 11:26:12 PM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: steve86
About half or less the cost of coal. Cost about 6 cents kWh here. Grand Coulee Dam alone capacity = 7,000 MW. Average coal plant 1/10 that.

Yes,I'm aware of hydroelectric power's existence and that,in the US at least,it's about the cheapest form of power to be found.However,according to wikipedia (yah,I know) coal represents about 42% of the nation's power generation while hydro represents 6.4%.In my statement I said "on a large scale".To me,42% is "large scale",6.4% isn't.

I did some research recently and found that Quebec gets a huge portion of their electricity from hydro.In fact I just looked it up (wikipedia again) and found that 95% of the power generated there is hydro.I've also read that Quebec exports a good portion of the power they generate to other parts of Canada and the Northeastern US and that Quebecers pay something like 5 cents per kWh for power.We pay 20 cents where I live.

23 posted on 02/26/2013 5:05:24 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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