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Re: Official Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:05 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
It's actually made me consider replacing my Leaf with a used BMW i3 REX when my winter range finally gets too low for my commute.


Bad, bad idea. Cwerdna has been following those beasties on Facebook, and the reliability of the Rex version is terrible. Not only that, but most of the issues seem to brick the car on the spot - even when that spot is a highway. I'm sure he'll be here with links and Tales Of Horror later.

On the bright side, you'd likely be able to find one cheap. ;)


I've read that the 2014 had a lot of issues but the newer ones have been pretty good. I'm always open to new info though so I'm curious about any links Cwerdna has to share.

One definite negative I've read is that they go through rear tires every 25k miles and use very specific relatively expensive tires.

Dealer near me has a couple of late 2016 off lease with ~20k miles on them for ~$18k. Warranty is 4/50k so that's roughly 18mo and 30k miles of warranty left. The out of warranty 2014s I see still sell for $15k - $16k on Carvana and they'll buy one for $12.5k so the 2yr depreciation should be minimal. I just need a stop gap until used TM3 or off-lease Splus get more reasonable in a couple of years.

Thought about leasing a 2018 SV but I'll spend $3k in personal property tax in 3 years on top of the lease cost due to tax structure where I live. The tanking of my 2015 resale value in the last year has really made me wary of buying any brand new Leaf so I'm ruling out purchase even with huge discounts on 2018 right now.
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Re: Official Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:33 am

I've read that the 2014 had a lot of issues but the newer ones have been pretty good. I'm always open to new info though so I'm curious about any links Cwerdna has to share.

One definite negative I've read is that they go through rear tires every 25k miles and use very specific relatively expensive tires.


I think that you are seeing general issues with all of the i3 cars, and not the specific issues with the REx version. Again, though, Cwerdna is the one to read on this, and I'd expect him to respond within another day or so. Please don't buy one in the meantime. :?
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Re: Official Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:43 am

LeftieBiker wrote:
I think that you are seeing general issues with all of the i3 cars, and not the specific issues with the REx version. Again, though, Cwerdna is the one to read on this, and I'd expect him to respond within another day or so. Please don't buy one in the meantime. :?


OK will do, I'm in no rush.

FWIW consumer reports ranked it top 3 along with the leaf and prius prime in "EV" reliability according to this site.

https://www.cheatsheet.com/automobiles/the-only-3-electric-cars-with-strong-reliability-ratings-for-2019.html/
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Re: Official Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:58 am

Maybe they fixed all of the issues for 2018. Here is what Cwerdna had to say about it a couple of years ago. Fourth or so post down from the top of the page.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=17820&p=501613

Seventh post down:

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?p=477302#p477302
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Re: Official Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV thread

Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:14 pm

Interesting... I've resurrected the i3 thread so as not to take this one too far off topic. Hopefully Cwerdna will chime in over there.
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