I've been on the lookout for a cheap set of RE92's for the Mirage for a few years now.
My patience paid off this week!
$220 for this set of practically new tires on Mirage steelies.
I picked these up from a local used car dealer that took a Mirage on trade with the winter wheels/tires on it. They sold the car, and THEN the previous owner brought in the summer wheels/tires. So the dealer posted them cheap on FB marketplace and I nabbed 'em.
RE92 = O.G. Honda Insight OEM tire ...
These are the OEM tire for the first gen Honda Insight -- in the same size as the Mirage.
Honda let its engineers go crazy, squeezing maximum efficiency out of that machine, and the RE92 was the best 14" tire for low rolling resistance at the time.
I had one of these amazing cars for a couple of years (that's mine in the pics, in case it's not obvious). With aero mods & a few electrical mods, I was able to regularly get 100+ MPG out of it. And that was with hybrid assist disabled. (It had a worn out hybrid battery.)
LRR tires + super slick aerodynamics meant this slippery fish would coast forever!
Increased electric car range ...
I stuck a used set of RE92's on my $1000 DIY electric car too, and they made a noticeable improvement in range.
I even did a coastdown comparison test with a bunch of different tires I had "in stock" on my fleet. The RE92's came out on top:
So... what rolls better, Enasaves or RE92s?
The Enasave could benefit from being a much newer tire design. But does it have less rolling resistance?
Now that I have a set of each tire on rims, I'll do a comparison test this summer and we'll find out!