Lease Price on Mitsubishi i Drops to Absurdly Low $69 Per Month


Is this the deal of the century?

Well, that depends on whether or not the Mitsubishi i, with its limited range of only 62 miles and less-than spectacular performance, suits your needs.  If the i is right for you, then you’ll want to jump on this deal as soon as possible.

O’Brien Mitsubishi of Normal, Illinois is offering a killer lease deal on the i electric vehicle.  At $69 per month for 24 months, this absurdly low lease seems to good to be true, but it is.  According to AutoblogGreen, the fine print for this lease special is as follows:

$69 per month for 24 months with an estimated down payment of $2,100 or $169 per month for 24 months with $0 due at signing.

Here's Mitsubishi's nationwide lease deal offered on the electric i. Remember, individual dealers are free to set different lease rates.

Since individual dealers are able to play with lease rates to arrive at a monthly payment that they believe will move vehicles quickly, we thought it beneficial to post Mitsubishi USA’s nationwide lease offer on the electric i: $249 per month for 36 months.  The fine print on this one reads:

Includes required security deposit. Excludes tax, license, title, registration, documentation fees, insurance, etc. Lease example for 2012 i-MiEV ES with Quick Charge package, MSRP $29,825 plus $850 ($975 Alaska) destination handling.  Other lease terms/details apply.

Want to buy a Mitsubishi i instead? It's only $21,625

If leasing isn’t your cup of tea, or you’re not interested in road-tripping it to Illinois, then you can buy the i at any certified Mitsubishi dealership for an after-incentive price of only $21,625.  But we urge you to sample the Mitsubishi i first, as it’s often reviewed rather negatively.

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7 Comments on "Lease Price on Mitsubishi i Drops to Absurdly Low $69 Per Month"

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The i-MiEV is not my cup of tea nor will it be for “most” Americans, but I think it will still fare OK on the global stage. Data is showing that it is not a record seller in Europe either but you get what you pay for and for some this will be just the EV for them. IMHO $69 lease and less than 3 cents per mile to drive…. better than a seat on the bus.

You could be right as the Twizzy is popular. As crappy as the ride in a iMiEV may be, I have to imagine it’s better than in a Twizzy. I think the Twizzy qualifies for things the iMiEV doesn’t though… not sure of all the details/laws.

So even though the graphic says $69/month with $0 down for 24 months (before taxes), the fine print says one must choose either $69 month (with $2100 down) or $0 down (with $169/month) but not both. Do I have that right?

The problem with the I-Miev was its price, too high and too close to the Leaf, a better car in every way.

The Renault Twizy outsold it (9K units versus 7.5K) in Europe, despite having just a 1+1 seating (vs 4 in the Mitsu), a smaller range and the fact that it isn’t available in certain countries like Sweden or Norway.

What it does have is an attractive price, starting at some 8.500$ (batteries excluded), the Twizy undercuts the Mitsu’s price by a third.

The Twizy does the same job as the Mitsu as a no-frills city car and costs only a third of it.

I just asked a local dealership near my house to match the deal. They did, and now I’m a happy owner of an i-MiEV. My first, but far from my last, EV.

Too bad Mitsubishi won’t put some Tesla power in this car and try again. It’s one step up from a NEV as it is. I don’t care if it was $20 a month. I can’t get to work and back with this thing. The corporate people at Mitsubishi need to move down to Dallas or Houston and see how it is getting around in a MiEV. Maybe then they will want a little bit hotter car. Like an Aventador beating Eclipse.

Who wants to be number one in the world? I guess not Mitsubishi. Reminds me of Suzuki pulling out of the American market. Just like Yugo did. Who’s next?

If Fiat’s EV doesn’t save them. I’d say them.

Fix it again Tony!

Ok., I know old post, but we purchased a MiEV Dec. 2012. It’s a great car for what we use it for, urban commuting. Talk about beating the gas addiction system, we are accomplishing that with this car. So far after 6000 miles it’s been virtually perfect and we use it about 90% of the time while leaving the ICE vehicle in the garage. Now the Michigan legislature is talking about putting a special tax on electric and hybrid vehicles. Amazing!