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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:11 am 
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Solargen wrote:
I am a new owner, bought a 2014 model with only 8700km on the clock in Melbourne last week. Very happy with it, still learning all the little tricks that are part of these cars.


wow, and I thought I got a good deal with 17000km! enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:12 pm 
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Solargen wrote:
I am a new owner .... still learning all the little tricks that are part of these cars.


Welcome to the "world according to PHEV". There is tons of info on this forum and Facebook, and plenty of happy Aussie owners like us (we also have an iMiEV)

After 3 years owning our PHEV, a good friend of mine also purchased a second hand PHEV recently, and my wife (K) was chatting to his wife (R) as they returned to their PHEV. The story went like this -

(R) fumble fumble fumble in the handbag
(K) why don't you just press the button on the door?
(R) that's fine to get in the car, but then I still need to find the key to put in the slot to start the PHEV
(K) I don't know about the base model, but on the Aspire we don't have a slot (I didn't bother telling my wife about it)
(K) Why don't you just try it?
(R) Wow, it works!

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:25 pm 
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There is a slot for the key.. but never used it.
However, the first week we had it, went to pick up some takeway... no parking so my wife drove off and parked two blocks away..... turned off the car waiting for me.
I called her 10 min later to come and get me.... guess who had the key in their pocket... guess who couldn't start the car ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:03 pm 
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HHL wrote:
I called her 10 min later to come and get me.... guess who had the key in their pocket... guess who couldn't start the car ;-)


I havn't had that one, however I have had the wife leave her PHEV key in her handbag in the PHEV, and when I try to lock it with the 2nd PHEV key in my pocket, the PHEV says "NO". Took a while to figure out the problem.
Service departments leave the window ajar and drop the key onto a seat if they close before you can pick up the PHEV after servicing to get around the "can't lock with the key still inside" issue.

I also met a person who didn't realise the "loop" on the PHEV key is part of a hidden "old school" key, released by that slider on the back. I think you can lock a 2nd key in the PHEV using that traditional key, although I havn't tried it.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 am 
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I did my first long trip last weekend, had to attend a funeral in Glen Innes. So Sydney-Glen Innes, with 4 people going up and 5 coming back, in hot conditions 36-40deg with the AC on all the time and no charging at the destination, overall fuel consumption for the 1400km round trip was 6.9 l/100km. I was impressed with this, this was a tough test, climbing 1300m in trying conditions. I was aware that climbing the Moonbi Ranges outside Tamworth would be a test so following Trek and others advice I did some pre-charging so at the bottom of the climb had 5km of battery range. For the first half of the climb, 100kmh section the car went well but on reaching the 2nd stage which is twisty and 80kmh limit the car ran out of battery and I experienced the screaming engine for the first time. It startled my at first until I realised what had happened. :o Next time I will be more prepared for these big climbs and have more battery capacity. Overall very happy with the car.


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:36 am 
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After 2 months of PHEV ownership I had my first puncture, fortunately it didn't prevent me getting home before the tyre went flat. However, it reinforced my need to get a spare.
In Sydney, a single second hand wheel and tyre costs around $500, but a wrecker is offering me 4 wheels with tyres for the same price. They are from a standard outlander and from the pictures it would seem are the same as on our cars. My question, is there anyone, particularly in Sydney who would be interested in sharing the cost of buying or more wheels for their car?
I would only take one but at a pinch would be prepared to take two.
PM me if you are interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:53 am 
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Solargen wrote:
After 2 months of PHEV ownership I had my first puncture, fortunately it didn't prevent me getting home before the tyre went flat. However, it reinforced my need to get a spare.
In Sydney, a single second hand wheel and tyre costs around $500, but a wrecker is offering me 4 wheels with tyres for the same price. They are from a standard outlander and from the pictures it would seem are the same as on our cars. My question, is there anyone, particularly in Sydney who would be interested in sharing the cost of buying or more wheels for their car?
I would only take one but at a pinch would be prepared to take two.
PM me if you are interested.


At that sort of price it would almost be worth flying out from the cold UK but the excess luggage cost on the return is the killer. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:31 pm 
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I'll buy one off you.

:)

Freighting it to Adelaide will be a pain, but I can pay for that from here.

We should try and get them to throw in the lug-nuts.

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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:17 am 
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I had my first puncture, fortunately it didn't prevent me getting home before the tyre went flat. However, it reinforced my need to get a spare.


Ditto, though after 12 months. I'd be more inclined to try and get hold of a compatible space saver wheel, although I suppose having a full size one at home is an option.
I'm in Brisbane, so can't really participate in a your group buy.

In other news, there's another recall:

Code:
https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mitsubishi-motors-australia-ltd-13-155my-xb-asx-and-13-16my-zj-zk-outlander


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All vehicles are subject to condition a) whilst only some vehicles are subject to condition b)

a) Improper sealing of parking brake caliper may allow water entry, causing rust on the parking brake shaft. As a result the brake shaft may stick, and this may allow the vehicle to roll away when parked;

b) A defect with the parking brake automatic adjuster may fail to compensate for brake pad wear, and this may allow the vehicle to roll away when parked.


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 Post subject: Re: Australians down under
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:26 am 
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Hello!

Anyone out there clocked up a high mileage?

How have you gone for servicing after the fixed price period? What have you paid for the 75k, 90k, 105k services (if you have had them done)


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