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Thread: Mirage replacement... good or bad? (Rebadged Renault/Nissan Micra)

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    Unhappy Mirage replacement... good or bad? (Rebadged Renault/Nissan Micra)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage GLS 1.2 manual: 26.3 mpg (US) ... 11.2 km/L ... 8.9 L/100 km ... 31.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Maybe not that sad. Clio and Micra are supposed to be good cars and there was mention of a 3 cylinder. I just hope it doesn't look like a re-badged Nissan.

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    Ha! We're getting conflicting reports from Mitsubishi. Just a week or 2 ago, they said we should not expect to see platform sharing between the companies until after 2020:

    Thread: Mitsu's goal: boost US sales by 30% -- no rebadged Nissans in the near future


    That would suggest the next gen Mirage will be on its own platform since it's due out in the next year or 2.

    Of course it would be much quicker to just slap some new fenders and bumpers on the existing Nissan/Renault platform which is already in production.

    Related: What might we expect in the next generation 2019 Mirage? Micra platform Speculation

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Judging from the little information so far I'm betting it will look exactly like a rebadged Nissan.
    Likely this was the plan from the beginning.
    Will weld for beer.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 45.3 mpg (US) ... 19.3 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.5 mpg (Imp)


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    I drove a Smart Fortwo with a Renault three-cylinder turbo and it was a hoot. I also really like the Micra. However, as someone else mentioned, this is conflicting info.

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    Just dont know how reliable them engines are.

    Maybe the mirage with that turbo 3 wouldnt be too bad if it were reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    I drove a Smart Fortwo with a Renault three-cylinder turbo and it was a hoot. I also really like the Micra. However, as someone else mentioned, this is conflicting info.
    The Smart Fortwo from 2007 onward is actually Mitsubishi 3B2 Turbo engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    The Smart Fortwo from 2007 onward is actually Mitsubishi 3B2 Turbo engine.
    True, but the 2016+ engine (the 898cc turbo) is a Renault mill.

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    "Renault"....pronounced "run-no". Thanks, but no thanks!

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    I think it's pronounced 're no' with a short e. I'll say that, but not much else. Yesterday, I ordered the pork sandwich off the French menu in the French restaurant. Won't say those Italian coffee sizes in Starbucks either. Used to annoy the baristas, but so many people have taken to calling the sizes s-m-l that they're used to it.



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