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    Mirage is lightest car in US

    http://www.motortrend.com/features/m...s/viewall.html

    Motor Trend lists 20 lightest cars in US (link above), and yes (spoiler) Mirage is #1. Other notable mention:

    18. Scion FR-S 2,758 pounds (2,806 pounds with 6AT)
    13. Ford Fiesta 2,537 pounds
    12. Honda Fit 2,513 pounds (2,642 pounds for EX-L trim)
    11. Toyota Prius C 2,500 pounds
    10. Hyundai Accent 2,480 pounds (MT)
    8. 2016 Nissan Versa/Versa Note 2,396 pounds (2,523 pounds for the Versa Note SR)
    7. 2016 Scion iA 2,385 pounds (2,416 pounds with 6AT)
    6. 2016 Fiat 500 2,366 pounds
    4. 2016 Toyota Yaris 2,315 pounds (2,335 pounds with 4AT)
    3. 2016 Chevrolet Spark 2,246 pounds (2,312 lbs with CVT)
    2. 2016 Smart Fortwo 1,984 pounds (2,053 pounds with 6-speed dual-clutch transmission)
    1. 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage 1,973 pounds (2,051 pounds for the ES trim with CVT)


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 46.4 mpg (US) ... 19.7 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.7 mpg (Imp)


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    One of the reasons I bought the car. Light weight = awesome

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Interesting. The ForTwo must have gained significant weight since we last looked at this. I made a chart a while back and the little Smart was lighter by a good amount yet.

    http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/266-12-lightest-cars-in-the-US-2014-(vs-Mitsubishi-Mirage-curb-weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Interesting. The ForTwo must have gained significant weight since we last looked at this. I made a chart a while back and the little Smart was lighter by a good amount yet.

    http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthread.php/266-12-lightest-cars-in-the-US-2014-(vs-Mitsubishi-Mirage-curb-weight
    It got re-designed and is built on completely different platform by french company.

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    Aha, that explains it. Thanks!

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    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review
    Yes it is built by Renault
    Give Daimler credit for keeping the faith. The new Fortwo is as innovative as before, keeping its tiny three-cylinder engine under the trunk floor, from where it drives the rear wheels. The new Fortwo is wider than its tight-fitting predecessor but no longer, so its 106-inch overall length retains the ability to park in less than half the span of a standard parking spot. Engineering and production costs have been trimmed by sharing the new platform with Renault—whose new European Twingo is a sister car—and also by spinning off a bigger four-seat Forfour that Smart currently has no plan to bring to the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclopathic View Post
    Jointly developed with Renault, built in Smartville. The Wikipedia article states that the facility is entirely owned by Daimler.

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    For anyone else who was wondering, that's 895kg for the Mirage MT and 900kg for the Fortwo MT.

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    The Southeast Asian edition is even lighter - by 70kg! That's my own weight taken out of the car.

    See http://www.newmirage.ph/Mirage_Brochure.pdf. I own the MT GLS model, which is 825kg.
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    I've added about 40-50 kilo's in sound deadening, so mines heavier than the average bear....


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage LS 1.2 manual: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.2 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.7 mpg (Imp)


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