Hi Pete,PeteInOz wrote:G'day Nathan and welcome to the world of PHEV.sawman82 wrote:Hi all,
Nathan from Brisbane QLD.
After reading this forum over the past couple of weeks I contacted my local dealer last week for a test drive. Surprisingly, I was offered to take the car out on Saturday morning and return it on Monday. Wasn't hard to convince me as I wanted to see if my mountain bike would fit in the back!
After having it for the weekend my wife was happy enough for us to go ahead and fork out cash. We had a very tight budget but the dealer ended up coming to the party and did us a fairly decent price (well I think it was anyway) for a brand new Aspire model with all the accessories that we wanted.
Scheduled for pickup this Friday everything going well. Is there anything I should be aware of when picking up the new car? New cars are a first for me and I'm 32 this year!
The dealer said I am only the 2nd PHEV customer at his dealership. Can't say I have seen any around either, though the dealers seem to have a fair few demonstrators for sale. Unfortunately our government isn't doing Hybrid owners/buyers any favours. I pay extra for 100% green energy on my power bill, so I'm trying to do my bit.
Nice to meet you.
I would strongly recommend that you make sure the dealer provides you with the 10Amp connector cable, which Mitsubishi is now supplying in addition to the original 15Amp charge connector. Acquiring this charge connector will aid in getting you up and running more quickly and will save you a few dollars on having to have a dedicated 15Amp circuit installed in your house.
I hope this helps ...
I have had my PHEV for almost a year now and going in for the first service at the end of the month. Did you have any luck getting a 10A connector cable out of the dealer? If so I will mention it to them before I bring it in. It doesn't matter me that much as I have already had a 15A outlet installed now and also went and bought a 15A extension cable and then shaved down the earth pin to a 10A size for when we want to charge away from home. Easy fix. But if it is on offer I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask, possibly for future resale purposes.