New Mirage SE with CVT trans.
I bought my Mirage on Feb 28, 2014 and have now just under 3600km on it.
In Can. the SE is the top model to which I added CVT and the convenience package for a total of $18,540.00
For a car with "econobox" status it seems to be made well as far as fit and finish, and comes with amenities that exceed it's price tag.
Interior and options:
- Steering wheel mounted controls
- leather wrapped wheel + shift knob
- adjustable driver's seat
- heated seats
- basic attractive interior
- power everything
- auto climate control
- no rattles/squeeks
- alloy wheels
- The settings for avg fuel economy(trip) vs total avg econ and the auto air cond. vs manual on/off reset to default when ignition is turned off requiring me to reset them each time I get in the car.
- The seat heater switches are a bit of a reach
- no cargo light
- back seats don't fold down far enough
- cheap plastic sun visors
- 14" wheels
Overall a good experience with a quiet ride on good rds, minimal wind noise, minimal engine noise. Car responds well to accelerator input and will get up and pass anytime I ask. Steering was very stiff and devoid of feedback when new but seems a little less so now. After 3500km the eng. oil is still clean and no interior rattles have developed. I am getting a good feel for the fuel econ. now as I track this with "my cars" app and onboard displays.
I have achieved as high as 4.5L/100km on one commute and as low as a still respectable 6.2L/100km in heavy winds and snow covered highways during a storm. I expect economy to rise with the warmer temps of slowly approaching summer.
To be noted as well, the car handles snow covered roads with suprising ability.
The adjustable roof antenna does howl when raised above a parallel plane with windshield but reception is in no way diminished with it down low.
There has developed a clunk in the suspension noted when the driver's front tire meets a pothole or crack that is distinctly different than when the other tires hit. The noise emulates that of a worn strut or top bearing so I will get that checked out.
My over all opinion of the car at this point is that I got a lot for my money, the stated fuel economy is achievable, and it's suprisingly fun to drive.
Will weld for beer.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 45.3 mpg (US) ... 19.3 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.5 mpg (Imp)