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    Test drove a '14 DE 5-speed, may buy a '15 ES 5-speed.

    I test drove a Starlight Silver 2014 Mirage DE 5-speed last year, and for the money I was quite impressed with the little car. Even with the 74hp engine, the 5-speed manual could easily scoot around although you certainly won't win any races with it. Compared to some cars that literally "can't get out of their own way" the Mirage held its own quite amicably. I currently have a 2009 Escape which gets 20mpg and is falling apart with the need arising for some repairs, so I think the time may have come to replace it. I am looking at a Thunder Gray 2015 Mirage ES 5-speed next Friday at Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, and if we can get the numbers right it may come home with me. I want cruise and Bluetooth so the DE is out. I really like that it's an honest to goodness basic vehicle that has plenty of room (I am 6' 1" 250lbs and had no issues front or rear seat getting in and out or with room) and will be a frugal commuter car and to run solo errands. It can also fit two car seats for my 5 year old son and 3 year old daughter but any family trips will be relegated to our 2015 Forester. The Mirage is what it is, a basic vehicle with a kick butt warranty, stupidly good fuel economy, and a good price point. If it follows me home, I'll be sure to post it up. I was into the tuner scene back in the early 2000s with my 2002 Hyundai Accent L and miss it, so I have some plans for the Mirage. Even though I am old (I'm 34) I don't care, the bug never left...


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 37.9 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by burghbeagle View Post
    Even though I am old (I'm 34) I don't care, the bug never left...
    I'm 52 and I love the Mirage. It's exactly what I think a LOT of people want, a honest to goodness reliable commuter that gets amazing mileage with a great warranty with a affordable price. What's not to love?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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    The lack of a rear sway bar, that is really my only complaint. I highly recommend the ultra racing rear sway bar
    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.8 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Cool

    Well don't waste any time Go bring your Baby Home!! Don't let it get away!!!!!! Lol I am older then the last two post! And I love this car! 50+ mpg Highway!!! 10yr war, I love that! And I have the DE and it has Bluetooth welcome and go get your Baby
    hello from bluejellybean

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 automatic: 38.4 mpg (US) ... 16.3 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Welcome to the site. It sounds like you'll fit right in here should you pickup your Mirage. Good luck with the numbers game!
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.4 mpg (US) ... 19.3 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Hope the numbers hash out. The Mirage, despite it's humble aspirations, is actually a fun little car.

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    Welcome to the forum & thanks for your thoughts on the car. An actual prospective buyer countering the negativity from some of the "pro" reviews.

    Looking forward to hearing the outcome.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Bought my Mirage DE CVT Saturday, went prepared with Armeican Express Car Buying Program/True Car price voucher. Total cost Financed $14,270.00 zero down 60 payments $252.00. You don't need to have AMEX card to take advantage. Saved approx $1,200 beyond $1,250 cash back.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 automatic: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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    That's Good News!!! I'm sure you will love your mirage
    hello from bluejellybean

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 automatic: 38.4 mpg (US) ... 16.3 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by P-Dog68 View Post
    Bought my Mirage DE CVT Saturday, went prepared with Armeican Express Car Buying Program/True Car price voucher. Total cost Financed $14,270.00 zero down 60 payments $252.00. You don't need to have AMEX card to take advantage. Saved approx $1,200 beyond $1,250 cash back.
    Awesome price with the CVT! I didn't think I would like the CVT but I really do. The transmission is very aggressive about keeping the rpm's low. Most of the time around town it keeps it between 1200-1800 rpm. Impressive.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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