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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMW View Post
    Hey, I remember the Festiva, I didn't realize it was mazda derived.

    What do you mean about Mirage power steering being its down fall? Is it too soft, or there are issues with it? I don't care about power steering, on a little vehicle like that i don't even think it is required.

    If I could build this mirage myself, I would likely opt out of ac, and get rid of the steering wheel mounted controls, power mirrors, rear view camera and rain sensing wipers. I would also trade the power windows up front for manual ones.
    A base model 1990 Ford Festiva L (designed by Mazda, built by KIA, sold by Ford) didn't have a lot of extras - radio, speakers, antenna, intermittent wipers, passenger side mirror, tachometer, A/C, power windows, power locks, cruise control, air bags, traction/stability control, & power steering were all missing.

    A base model 2022 Mirage ES manual in the States would have all of those features. I realize a Canadian base model Mirage doesn't come with cruise control & a few other features.

    In my opinion, the base model Festiva handled better on the highway, because it didn't have power steering. I agree with you! A small car with skinny tires doesn't really require or need power steering. The Mirage is not horrible in this regard, but I do believe it would handle better without the current electric power steering it has added to it. If it didn't come with power steering, I am sure some would disagree with me, too.

    At the same time, i must also acknowledge small cars were not be driven as fast in 1990. Although the National Maximum Speed Limit law was repelled while I owned that car (1990-2004), it took some time for speed limits to increase again in my area. I don't really have a 55+ mph highway within an hour of me even today.

    "The National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL) was a provision of the federal government of the United States 1974 Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act that effectively prohibited speed limits higher than 55 miles per hour (89 km/h). It was drafted in response to oil price spikes and supply disruptions during the 1973 oil crisis and remained the law until 1995." taken from another source



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    Update!

    I can now claim that I sat in a mirage. What a tiny box!
    It was cvt, so I didn't bother driving it. Name:  20221118_162343.jpg
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2023 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.9 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMW View Post
    Update!

    I can now claim that I sat in a mirage. What a tiny box!
    It was cvt, so I didn't bother driving it. Name:  20221118_162343.jpg
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    How come my uploaded pictures show sideways, even though the originals are not? How can I fix that?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2023 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.9 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.7 mpg (Imp)


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        click to view fuel log 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)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMW View Post
    Hi all,

    After an extensive search in Ontario and Quebec, I was finally able to locate a 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage. I put down the deposit yesterday, and should be getting my little manual transmission commuter early in January 2023.
    Congrats fellow Ontarian! I've had my 2022 5sp ES for a year (on 20 Nov).

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2022 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 40.1 mpg (US) ... 17.0 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 48.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Did you rotate the pic on another app, or is there a feature here to manipulate picture?
    (I don't see it on my phone)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2023 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.9 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Hey there! I just joined, have had two Mirages. Good handling cars. I'm thinking about racing mine and may need the help of the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by CANautocross951 View Post
    Hey there! I just joined, have had two Mirages. Good handling cars. I'm thinking about racing mine and may need the help of the forum
    How do you like the Godspeed coilovers?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2022 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 40.1 mpg (US) ... 17.0 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 48.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 88coltturbo View Post
    How do you like the Godspeed coilovers?
    I cranked them way up in stiffness - this will not be to everyone's tastes - however, the handling is vastly improved. Not only did it sudden stiffen everything up, but it also made it understeer less and made the suspension adjustable.
    A Canadian racing driver wanting to make his daily playful - please respect my anonymity though, for insurance and warranty reasons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CANautocross951 View Post
    I cranked them way up in stiffness - this will not be to everyone's tastes - however, the handling is vastly improved. Not only did it sudden stiffen everything up, but it also made it understeer less and made the suspension adjustable.
    Nice! Ican't decide if I should wait until the warranty expires to do the suspension, and to got with Godspeed, or crank open the wallet for a set of BC.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2022 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 40.1 mpg (US) ... 17.0 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 48.1 mpg (Imp)


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