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    Car and Driver = Imbeciles

    https://www.caranddriver.com/mitsubishi/mirage

    " the last Mirage hatchback we tested was equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). That one took 10.9 seconds to reach 60 mph—more than two seconds slower than the Fiesta turbo triple and about the same as the Chevy Spark automatic. "

    And I wonder how much more the Fiesta turbo triple is, oh that's right, about $8k more IIRC. Just to be 2 seconds faster to 60mph.

    It appears the 2018 Fiesta is only available with a 1.6 L I-4. No more 3 hole turbo.


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    In the United States the fiesta turbo was going for around $15,300 at my local Ford dealership, excellent deal and great car but I was concerned as it looked complicated to work on as well as Ford turbo engines having carbon build up issues
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    Yeah, unfortunately it seems all direct injected engines have carbon build up issues. It'll be interesting to see how OEMs fix this issue.
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    We can fix it ourselves by buying a Mirage.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    We can fix it ourselves by buying a Mirage.
    Best answer, you win the internet!
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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    The aftermarket is always better if you want performance. Buy a GTR then a $10k mod and you'll destroy Lamborghini Aventadors with a huge amount of pocket savings.

    I'd justify buying the supercharger kit rather than buying the Ford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marklovski View Post
    The aftermarket is always better if you want performance. Buy a GTR then a $10k mod and you'll destroy Lamborghini Aventadors with a huge amount of pocket savings.

    I'd justify buying the supercharger kit rather than buying the Ford.
    It would still work out cheaper, I bet.

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    Car and Driver should ask a Fiesta owner how many times their Power Shift automatic trans was repaired for defective clutches.



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