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    Quote Originally Posted by NoAssistance1844 View Post
    New to the forums!! What’s up everyone, just upgraded My mirage w 195/45/16 tires w MOTEGI rims 16x7 40 offset car looks like a new whip
    do you have lowering springs or HD shocks/coil overs?, sway bar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    do you have lowering springs or HD shocks/coil overs?, sway bar?
    I was looking into coil overs but the price is out of my range, am I better off with a rear sway bar and then coil overs or lowering springs, can we also attach images

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    No assistance 1844,

    Happy holiday, nice meeting you.

    Is the change tires going to affect mpg?

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    Hi everyone,

    I’m going to pay a deposit for my 2023 Mirage GT in Vancouver BC Canada.

    Is there anything I should pay attention? This is my first time buying a new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage2023 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I’m going to pay a deposit for my 2023 Mirage GT in Vancouver BC Canada.

    Is there anything I should pay attention? This is my first time buying a new car.
    you can get a mazda 3 or a corolla for a similar price if you are paying MSRP.
    please consider checking out my Mirage related youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6c...IEViRFw/videos

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    Yes, Corolla could be a good choice, but it’s more pricey and less mpg. I’m driving 300 km a day. Those numbers would add up. I was considering Corolla hybrid and Prius, but they are too pricey, plus the wait time is 18 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage2023 View Post
    Yes, Corolla could be a good choice, but it¬’s more pricey and less mpg. I¬’m driving 300 km a day. Those numbers would add up. I was considering Corolla hybrid and Prius, but they are too pricey, plus the wait time is 18 months.
    If you're doing mostly highway miles at higher speeds, I highly doubt the Mirage will be that much better in mpg than a Corolla.

    If you haven't test driven a Mirage & a Corolla at high speed, I would seriously consider doing that before forking over any money.

    I bought a brand new Mirage because they were $7,500-9,500 (depending on what rebates you qualified for) at the time. That was 5-years ago, however. If a brand new Honda Fit could have been had for under $10,000 OTD back then, I would have one of those in my driveway. The same for the Corolla. If the price of a Corolla (even a base level one) was only a few thousand more than a Mirage, I wouldn't own a Mirage.

    I really like my 2017 Mirage ES manual, but that's only because it was cheap! I could have bought two of them back then for the price of one today (US market). A Mirage must be affordable, reliable, & economical for me to be interested. If you remove one of those three things, I would pass on the Mirage. Given today's pricing of a Mirage, I wouldn't buy a new one. I wouldn't rule out a used one, but I would be back looking at other Honda & Toyota options at the same time.

    I haven't made the effort to compare the Canadian prices of new cars. I would test drive & compare regardless of where I lived.

    Unless the market changes, I don't see myself buying another new vehicle in my lifetime.
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    Thank you so much for your advice, appreciated.

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    I will be mostly driving it in city doing deliveries.

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    2023 Corolla $28,218 CAD OTD
    2023 Mirage GT $ 25,817 OTD

    The price difference is $2,400 CAD



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