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    2017 Mirage review: is this a real car?

    https://youtu.be/EJaGbqRRFbQ



    This is what you call a review! no bias BS!

    I dont know if this was already posted. kindly delete if it is posted before thanks!


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    I'm still not understanding how all reviewers say the car is slow and can't pass others at speed.
    I've had my Mirage well over 100mph and I can pass anything I want with authority.
    All in all though he gave the car a fair shake.
    Will weld for beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IchabodCrane View Post
    I'm still not understanding how all reviewers say the car is slow and can't pass others at speed.
    I've had my Mirage well over 100mph and I can pass anything I want with authority.
    All in all though he gave the car a fair shake.
    I get it actually. While it can achieve acceptable speed, the acceleration sometime can be problematic. There have been many occasions where I wasn't able to accelerate fast enough to pass. The worst was when I went across Canada, the Transcanada Highway has a lot of uphill driving with a lot of one lane driving and short 2 lane stretches where you can pass (trucks.) There were many times where I ended up being stuck behind vehicles I would have easily overtaken in most anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spadesheart View Post
    I get it actually. While it can achieve acceptable speed, the acceleration sometime can be problematic. There have been many occasions where I wasn't able to accelerate fast enough to pass. The worst was when I went across Canada, the Transcanada Highway has a lot of uphill driving with a lot of one lane driving and short 2 lane stretches where you can pass (trucks.) There were many times where I ended up being stuck behind vehicles I would have easily overtaken in most anything else.
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    Nice video. Thanks for sharing it.

    I question the wisdom of accelerating to 60mph in what appears to be a shopping plaza - too many other drivers nearby driving at parking lot speeds. Dude should also get a decent mirror camera so he doesn't have to hold his camera while driving lol.

    1. He gets manual transmissions. Good point well made.
    2. I get the impression he thinks the suspension is appropriate for the model car.
    3. I also get the impression he might be familiar with small cars, but maybe forgets how far small car design has come.
    4. Cute doggie at the end of the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IchabodCrane View Post
    I'm still not understanding how all reviewers say the car is slow and can't pass others at speed.
    I've had my Mirage well over 100mph and I can pass anything I want with authority.
    All in all though he gave the car a fair shake.
    I can confirm this. While i was on the highway minding my own business, a Mirage passed by me and i wanna to catch up to him, so i sped up. Boy he was doing over 150kmh! So all of you, who say it is so slow and can't pass anyone, can
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    Space Star 1.2 2017 =>

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    Quote Originally Posted by IchabodCrane View Post
    I'm still not understanding how all reviewers say the car is slow and can't pass others at speed.
    I've had my Mirage well over 100mph and I can pass anything I want with authority.
    All in all though he gave the car a fair shake.
    LOL "can't pass others." A couple days ago had a slow old car in front of me and a Spark on the left. Both were accelerating way too slow for me to bear and were driving 5-10 under the speed limit. Keep in mind there were no cars in front of them and its an empty long straight on Enchanted Parkway road. I wait for a small gap and floor it. Next thing you know I'm a mile ahead. I honestly would have more trouble doing the same thing in my Corolla S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spadesheart View Post
    I get it actually. While it can achieve acceptable speed, the acceleration sometime can be problematic. There have been many occasions where I wasn't able to accelerate fast enough to pass. The worst was when I went across Canada, the Transcanada Highway has a lot of uphill driving with a lot of one lane driving and short 2 lane stretches where you can pass (trucks.) There were many times where I ended up being stuck behind vehicles I would have easily overtaken in most anything else.
    yeah.. I get that. Passing with a small car takes some lead time, planning and room for error. I drove the Trans-Canada for years in one of those trucks you're trying to pass so I know that highway doesn't offer many areas that meet the needs of passing in a Mirage.
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    I like reading/hearing the "you have to plan ahead to pass" as I am almost 100% sure, in any kind of car, you have to plan ahead: look at your blind views, rear windows, and being aware of your surroundings and making sure it's safe to pass.

    Good review but he definitely needs camera mounts and other small equipment. I noticed He was trying to up to 60mph in a what looks a mall or outlet area. What the heck, haha.

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    I think the car is quick and the relation power vs wheight its better in the Space Star than in others with more power or engine size, the problem is that it is sensible to wind, the steering is vague and because of that se dont feel confortable keeping it at higher speeds.



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