View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)
View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)
The Versa 5 speed is a pretty compelling honest inexpensive drivers car. I watched some YouTube vids of people driving them and they seem pretty decent. Pretty amazing that they have standard auto rear braking and emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The 2021 and earlier models even had standard push button start but it appears the 2022 model went back to a key, probably due to chip shortages. Now, finding one on a lot appears to be a futile exercise. If my Honda hybrid was totaled today, I’d try my damndest to find one of these unicorns, in electric blue.
I also applaud VW for still offering a stick in the base Jetta, as well as a mid level Sport model, in the 20-22k range, something even Honda abandoned. You can now only get a stick in the Civic hatchback Sport Touring model or the Si sedan, no low level models.
Last edited by Carfreak09; 09-10-2022 at 12:40 AM.
So, out of curiosity, I did an inventory search of the Chevy Spark and there are shockingly about 54 manual equipped models across the country and most of them are fully optioned! I’m talking 2LT with leather, heated seats and a sunroof! I even found a 1LT with the sunroof, which appears to be a unicorn. I figured there would maybe be a couple of 2LT with most being base LS but I was pleasantly surprised at the selection. This is so tempting because a sunroof equipped manual econo hatchback just doesn’t exist anymore…
I've (now) driven several vehicles with CVT - one being a 2019 CRV as my daily-driven-for-work. With a competent engine and decent programming, I really dont see the hate for CVT. Another such vehicle that I didnt have a problem with is the Nissan Maxima I just drove as a loaner. Gobs of power when needed, it was quiet at speed (2k rpm @ 75mph; 2.5k @ 90, I think).
Now I can't imagine driving the mirage with a CVT. Driving my 5speed and (normally) shifting at 3k or 4k RPMs, I would imagine driving a Mirage CVT the way I currently drive, the CVT would probably always be pegged at 4k or 5k until I hit whatever the speed limit is.
I would have loved a Rio5 5spd. I drove a bare-bones (no AC; no PS) 2009 Rio 5spd and it was awesome.
I may risk driving the Rios vs the Versa. +1 on the comment above with Nissans being questionable.
[QUOTE=Ares;145556] I would imagine driving a Mirage CVT the way I currently drive, the CVT would probably always be pegged at 4k or 5k until I hit whatever the speed limit is.
...You should probably...Drive better lmao. the only time my cvt mirage sees 4k+RPM is a short highway on ramp lol.
Other then that there's zero reason to drive it around pegged out. It moves around at normal speeds fine, lighten up on that foot and save yourself some gas
View my fuel log 2022 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.8 mpg (Imp)
I wouldn't even bother to look at anything else. I would be comparing the CX-30, CX-5, and RAV4 base models most likely. The one with the least amount of crap on it would probably win!
Last edited by Mark; 09-23-2022 at 04:26 PM.