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    Well, I'll offer my perspective.

    I have a Yaris. Bought it new in 2007 and still have it (it's 10 years old this month). I've never kept a car 10 years before; before this it was three years max. However, my Yaris has probably been the best car I've ever personally owned. It's also cost me next to nothing in repairs. Any issues I had were covered under warranty. Those included a new A/C condenser, new weather stripping on the driver's side door, and a faulty clutch at 25,000 miles. (I had it replaced under warranty and for $40 I upgraded to a TRD clutch.) Other than that, it's been routine maintenance ever since. I currently have 90,000 miles on mine. Oddly, I just posted about 10 years with the Yaris on my blog site, Subcompact Culture.

    http://www.subcompactculture.com/201...ota-yaris.html

    Would I buy another? I don't think I'd fork over the $16,000 for a new Yaris, frankly. At $13,000, I was OK with it back in '07. At $13,000, I'd be OK with it in 2017. Plus, I can't find one with a manual transmission to save my life here in Oregon.

    So long story short, my Yaris has been great, but I don't think I'd pay for a 2017 (and they rarely come up used with low mileage).

    FWIW, I grew up with Mitsubishi. We've had at least nine since the 1980s. My mom bought a 2015 Outlander Sport a couple years ago, and I just bought an '89 Delica a month back.

    I'm actually considering selling my 2013 Impreza WRX, pocketing some cash, and getting a Mirage to replace it. We'll see.



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    Well..... I started checking on the parts needed to repair the starter grinding issue on my car.

    Starter $577-$1,016, depending on the internet supplier. The $1016 price was Amazon Prime.
    CVT flexplate $178
    flywheel cover $20
    Dowel alignment pins $5
    If I was to have the dealer repair it, the labor is 5.9 hours if it were a warranty job. (Which in my case, it wouldn't be under warranty) Regular retail would probably be 8-10 hrs.@ approx $100-$125 per hour. Hell, I didnt pay much more than that for the car when I bought it.

    These prices are crazy expensive. I really like the car, but I'm hating the parts cost. Nothing like my Geo Metros parts prices

    ******Not trying to jack this thread, but my comments go right along with the OP's concern about the cost of replacement parts. I decided to just copy/paste from another post I'd made, concerning the parts cost of a problem I'm having with my 2014. In my case, the Yaris is looking like the better choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car Nut View Post
    Well..... I started checking on the parts needed to repair the starter grinding issue on my car.

    Starter $577-$1,016, depending on the internet supplier. The $1016 price was Amazon Prime.
    CVT flexplate $178
    flywheel cover $20
    Dowel alignment pins $5
    If I was to have the dealer repair it, the labor is 5.9 hours if it were a warranty job. (Which in my case, it wouldn't be under warranty) Regular retail would probably be 8-10 hrs.@ approx $100-$125 per hour. Hell, I didnt pay much more than that for the car when I bought it.

    These prices are crazy expensive. I really like the car, but I'm hating the parts cost. Nothing like my Geo Metros parts prices

    ******Not trying to jack this thread, but my comments go right along with the OP's concern about the cost of replacement parts. I decided to just copy/paste from another post I'd made, concerning the parts cost of a problem I'm having with my 2014. In my case, the Yaris is looking like the better choice.
    I can understand why you are bummed out, Car Nut, but there is a bright side. Once you get Mitsubishi's flex plate eff-up sorted out it will be 100,000 miles of very smooth sailing. Parts are spendy, but Mirages don't need many.

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    I'd love to know WHY Mirage parts are so pricey! Is this typical of Mitsubishi, or Japanese cars in general? This is only the 2nd Japanese car I've owned.

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    Supply & demand is my guess.

    Relatively low volume car (in N.A.), and little competition in the aftermarket.


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