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  1. There will always be a place for entry level...

    There will always be a place for entry level vehicles. But look at what happens to pricing when subcompact cars are replaced by subcompact crossovers: they add $4-5K to the base price vs. the car...
  2. One other benefit: if you care about efficiency...

    One other benefit: if you care about efficiency and you've ever driven an EV or hybrid, it's just plain discouraging to go back to an old-school vehicle where pressing the brake just converts kinetic...
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    The base Mirage in Canada has power front &...

    The base Mirage in Canada has power front & manual rear windows. (Or at least it used to.. haven't checked the 2018 specs for that.)

    Count me in the camp of drivers who regularly lowers a rear...
  4. It's doable with some planning. The Prius...

    It's doable with some planning.

    The Prius Prime I had last week has an 8.8 kWh battery - pretty small. Roughly half the size of the iMieV's. I only had access to 110v charging, and it took 5.5...
  5. ^ It's possible as a new vehicle it could be...

    ^ It's possible as a new vehicle it could be limited by supply. August was its best month in the States so far.

    http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2018/04/mitsubishi-eclipse-cross-sales-figures/
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  6. August, U.S.

    Mitsubishi Motors reports best August sales in 10 years:



    Mirage did really well too, up 32% over last year with 2048 sold.
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  7. FYI, the alternator in my Metro/Firefly is the...

    FYI, the alternator in my Metro/Firefly is the same. Apparently it's a "1-wire" set-up: ground, plus the fat positive wire to the battery is all you need for it to generate charging current.
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    Thanks! Not planning to put anyone on the spot...

    Thanks!

    Not planning to put anyone on the spot - we just want to know the company's position on the issue. We were given an unequivocal answer and path to a solution without hesitation by the...
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    El Kap: I've been driving my friend's 2018...

    El Kap: I've been driving my friend's 2018 plug-in Prius this week. I can do all my local driving on electric power. The EPA range is 40 km / 25 miles, but you can stretch way past that if you...
  10. It's fairly common these days for the ECU to...

    It's fairly common these days for the ECU to control alternator output as a fuel-saving method.

    Even back in the 90's, Honda was doing it on some of its Civic models to save a few percent in...
  11. 4 contestants living in a Mitsubishi Mirage in hopes of winning it

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    How badly do you want a Mirage???



    I'm not sure who won.. after that long, it must be over by now.

    Full story:...
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    Keep in mind most of the cars in this thread are...

    Keep in mind most of the cars in this thread are at the extreme end of cheap: higher miles (usually), often rebuilt, and probably not well looked after.

    And these cheap ones don't come up often...
  13. Welcome to the forum, Spencer! Fellow NA owner...

    Welcome to the forum, Spencer!

    Fellow NA owner here... thread: Used Mirages aren't cheap enough yet! So here's my new $1k car (1990 Miata) :D

    Good advice above from Loren & Mark.
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    Congrats on breaking 50!! ( Related thread: 50...

    Congrats on breaking 50!! ( Related thread: 50 MPG Mirage club - are you in it? (4.7 L/100 km)  )

    Top_fuel is right: better MPG instrumentation with a large "instant"...
  15. Good find! Nice to see the car's reliability...

    Good find!

    Nice to see the car's reliability ranking is "good", which we all suspected. This is the first actual survey data I've seen on the topic.

    The car is at the bottom in this ranking...
  16. Milestone passed: 100,000 Mirages sold in the U.S.

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    A couple of weeks ago, someone bought the 100,000th Mirage in the U.S.

    (6th generation Mirage, that is.)

    If you've been following the Mirage sales numbers thread, you knew this was...
  17. We'll put up a site-wide notice for the buy, with...

    We'll put up a site-wide notice for the buy, with a link to this thread. Get a few more eyeballs on this opportunity.

    Thanks for organizing it!
  18. If your main concern is bottoming out, you want...

    If your main concern is bottoming out, you want to search the rear spring replacement threads. Some owners have installed coils from different cars (VW if memory serves).

    The bar will just make...
  19. Yes, curious to know if it's always front or rear...

    Yes, curious to know if it's always front or rear / which side.

    Can't resist: you're not driving like this, are you?

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    :)
  20. Or it could have been a lot of fleet sales and...

    Or it could have been a lot of fleet sales and the retail side is actually soft.

    EDIT: looking at new member sign-ups for July, it was actually our lowest month so far this year (20, average is...
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    If you got 50 from your Yaris, you'll be topping...

    If you got 50 from your Yaris, you'll be topping that in no time in the Mirage.

    Based on the above, I suspect you know all this, but the basics are:

    - Shift into the highest usable gear ASAP...
  22. Used Vehicle Review: Mitsubishi Mirage, 2014-2018

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    Here's a balanced used Mirage review/buyer's guide (peppered with links to this forum).

    Overall:



    The good:
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    Sticky: Top_Fuel - you may be happy to see that the...

    Top_Fuel - you may be happy to see that the alignment issue may be starting to get the attention it deserves. Look at the "test drive checklist" in this used Mirage review just posted on Autotrader...
  24. Top 10 Google searches bringing visitors to MirageForum

    Here are the top searches at Google that are bringing visitors here.

    (I'm omitting the search queries where it's clear they're specifically looking for this forum, eg. "mitsubishi mirage forum"...
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    I would have assumed the starter in the...

    I would have assumed the starter in the stop/start Mirages is beefed up. Could be wrong.

    The battery is bigger in those cars:
    Thread: Operation & details of the Auto Stop & Go (engine...
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