I checked out the Spark before opting for the Mirage. I was very concerned with Spark reliability having stepped out of a problematic Nissan Versa. Although the Spark interior looked more stylish and modern, it felt very cheap and fragile to me. Thin plastic door handles. Flimsy climate controls. I passed and got a Mirage. 2yrs later not regretting it at all. Now if I could just get this annoying rear alignment headache resolved.