Sorry for this thread about a "non event"....
The closest Mitsu dealer to me is in Ottawa, about 100 km (60 miles) away. Which means a special trip if I want to drive one.
I was visiting my sister just outside of Ottawa this weekend, and thought I might go by Donnelly Mitsubishi to see what they had in stock, and maybe drive one. (Though that would depend on how busy the sales staff is... I never "pretend" to be buying a car if I just want to test drive one, so they usually only humour me when they've got nothing better to do).
Anyway, I ran out of time doing other fun stuff with my sister & her kids, so I'll just have to wait for another time.
EDIT / UPDATE: finally tested both the manual and the CVT...Brief test drive: Mirage CVT and 5-speed (Donnelly Mitsubishi, Kanata/Ottawa, Canada)