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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    That's an unheard of price for Honda Fit (even one with a few miles on it). $995 ($822 USD) is cheap!

    There are 17 different 2008 Honda Fits within 500 miles of my place on cars.com. They range in price from $3495 (181,000 miles) to $11,795 (31,00 miles).
    Yeah, it is unusually cheap for a Fit. This one has rust starting over the rear wheel arches -- I believe Honda fans refer to it as Hondarust [TM].

    The AC also doesn't work -- this is a common failure on Honda Fits & Civics of this vintage.

    And from a car dealer's perspective, the fact that it's a manual may be worse than non-functional AC. Nobody wants manuals anymore. [Only us eccentrics!]

    I have only seen pics of the car so far -- it's 200 km from here -- but I think I'm going to get it. Keep it to use for next winter, then tidy it up, get it inspected, and sell it for a small profit.

    There are 5 2008 Fits with A] manual transmission, B] over 200k kms [120k miles], C] within 1000 km of me. Prices range from $2200-3000 CAD. Not sure why they seem to be cheaper here than in the US.


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    trigger: pulled!

    Well, I just bought that Fit. $800 + tax. I've always wanted to try one.

    That's the first time I've ever bought I car I haven't laid eyes on, never mind test-driven. Been watching too many episodes of ViceGrip Garage, I guess. There's even a road trip involved.

    Here's the worst of the rust. My friend says it isn't SO bad that it would fail inspection:

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    I'm not going to pick it up for a few weeks. I'll start a thread when I do. Winter beater 2021/22!

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    Nice! Are you selling the Mirage then?
    The first thing I basically bought sight unseen was the black Mirage. Well, I didn't pay til it arrived but would have ahead of time. I just put a deposit on a toy hauler I won't see in person until Thursday...Helping the world go down the crapper is fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Yeah, it is unusually cheap for a Fit. This one has rust starting over the rear wheel arches -- I believe Honda fans refer to it as Hondarust [TM].

    The AC also doesn't work -- this is a common failure on Honda Fits & Civics of this vintage.

    And from a car dealer's perspective, the fact that it's a manual may be worse than non-functional AC. Nobody wants manuals anymore. [Only us eccentrics!]

    I have only seen pics of the car so far -- it's 200 km from here -- but I think I'm going to get it. Keep it to use for next winter, then tidy it up, get it inspected, and sell it for a small profit.

    There are 5 2008 Fits with A] manual transmission, B] over 200k kms [120k miles], C] within 1000 km of me. Prices range from $2200-3000 CAD. Not sure why they seem to be cheaper here than in the US.
    Congrats on the purchase!

    My 2000 Honda CR-V was rusting over the rear wheels back in 2013. That does seem to be a common issue on Honda vehicles. A/C problems with Hondas are also common, but I never had an issue. I don't use A/C much, however. In your case, you won't need A/C for a winter car. You may even remove it with less remorse than disabling the working A/C on your Mirage.

    $800 + tax is a very good deal for a Fit even with the rust spots. I did find one more affordable Fit in the Milwaukee area. $2,999 for 2008 Honda Fit manual with under 92,000 miles on it. If you look closely at the pics in the ad, you can see the bottoms of the rear doors are quite rusted. It's still very dependable transportation if one is short on funds.

    https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/ctd...319065535.html

    If I could bring back a couple vehicles from the past, the 1st generation Honda CR-V would be my first pic. The late 1980's Honda Civic Wagons with Realtime AWD would be near the top of my list, too. I like boxy looking vehicles. I am weird!

    My first car was a Honda Wagon. I sort of have a soft spot for them. I really like how Honda engineers their rear seats in their vehicles.

    I look forward to your Mirage & Fit comparison in the future. In my mind, they are slightly different vehicles (not exactly in the same class). I somewhat use a Honda Fit, however, to gauge the value of what a Mirage should be worth.

    When a 2020 78 hp Mirage ES CVT's MSRP was only $1500 less than a 2020 130 hp Honda Fit LX CVT, I felt Mitsubishi marketing of the Mirage was a bit out of whack. I realize Mitsubishi offers larger discounts, but unless one explores that the Mirage may be overlooked by some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Nice! Are you selling the Mirage then?
    No plans to. But eventually, yes, when I find my Forever Mirage [base model stripper]. Besides, I need to keep it on hand in case the Fit turns out to be unreliable garbage as a winter beater.

    I didn't pay til it arrived but would have ahead of time.
    Yeah, I actually paid for this one in advance... I didn't want to take a chance someone else might make them an offer they couldn't refuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    That does seem to be a common issue on Honda vehicles.
    HondaRust [TM]!

    $800 + tax is a very good deal for a Fit even with the rust spots.
    I'm reserving judgment until I actually see the car and drive it!

    My first car was a Honda Wagon. I sort of have a soft spot for them.
    Those were/are neat cars. And they're becoming collectible. People are starting to pay silly money for the few clean ones left.

    This will be my 5th Honda: 84 Civic hatch [first year of the bread van style]; 89 Accord; 00 Insight; 07 Civic sedan. All of them DIY gear changers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Well, I just bought that Fit.
    Well I'll be dipped!!! Congrats!
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    Ha! I love that channel.

    Tim [Daox] said to me when he found out I bought it sight unseen, and there's a road trip to go collect it: "You've been watching too much VGG."

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    $1k for an ex-delivery car - manual

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    Base 2015 with 215k kms on it.

    Ad says it has a cracked windshield, one injector is bad and rear bumper cracked. New alternator.

    "Overall condition 5/10." Scrapyard offered him $700.

    Located in Quebec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
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    Base 2015 with 215k kms on it.

    Ad says it has a cracked windshield, one injector is bad and rear bumper cracked. New alternator.

    "Overall condition 5/10." Scrapyard offered him $700.

    Located in Quebec.
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    Delivery makes for some hard kilometers. I wonder what they replaced it with?


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