View Poll Results: How long do you expect to keep your Mirage?

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  • Forever! Or until it becomes too unreliable to keep driving.

    44 84.62%
  • ~5 years. My loan will be paid off and I'll look for something else.

    7 13.46%
  • ~3 years. The Mirage saves me money but I'm not in love.

    1 1.92%
  • ~1 year. I like it, but I'm also looking for something else soon.

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Thread: Poll: How long do you expect to keep your Mirage?

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    Poll: How long do you expect to keep your Mirage?

    How long do you expect to keep your Mirage? Is your Mirage something you love and want to keep until it can't be fixed again, or is it just something to bide time and save money until you can get something nicer?


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    2021, LOL.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage de 1.2 manual: 55.7 mpg (US) ... 23.7 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 66.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I'll get rid of it when it hits 400k

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 46.4 mpg (US) ... 19.7 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.7 mpg (Imp)


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    When my son turns 16 and he gets his licence so about 4 and a half years... :-)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage LS 1.2 manual: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.2 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    How long do you expect to keep your Mirage? Is your Mirage something you love and want to keep until it can't be fixed again, or is it just something to bide time and save money until you can get something nicer?
    GT version with 2L looks like a keeper, especially if EVO stuff is bolt on.

    3cyl is probably not, so it is unlikely people will keep them as long.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 46.4 mpg (US) ... 19.7 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.7 mpg (Imp)


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    10 years or maybe more? By that time, maybe my car is already converted to HHO if its computer box is still functional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitz View Post
    10 years or maybe more? By that time, maybe my car is already converted to HHO if its computer box is still functional.
    I'm installing a Mr. Fusion in my Mirage in 2025.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.6 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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    If/when I get one, probably a long time.

    To back this up: I have the distinction of owning one car the longest of anyone in my family (11 years). Though I also drive the least in my family, so I tend not to wear it out. Oh, and I've started using "winter beaters" so my primary car (Firefly) can be put away for the nasty season and won't rust away as a result of road salt.

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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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    I'm hoping to get around 10-15 years out of it. I'll do the synthetic oil changes and all other maintenance on schedule, I've had it rust-checked, and had Line-X put on the fenders and rockers and hood. I also don't drive as much as most, and use it mostly for out-of-town trips, so I expect I can get 15 years. That said, I'll be saving for what's next, and if I can get a mr. fusion powered car, or an inexpensive Tesla, or something equally amazing, I might let the Mirage go sooner.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 45.0 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.1 mpg (Imp)


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    I get way too bored to keep a car more than 5 years. I guess it would depend on what type of aftermarket items are available. If there is a GT model I may trade it for that.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.1 mpg (Imp)


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