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Thread: What's the longest you've owned a car? How long do you plan to keep your Mirage?

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    Bought my 99 Saturn brand new in November of 1998, and finally sold it in December of 2015. 17 years, 1 month, and 4 days. 160,966 miles. In Ohio, you can do a VIN search online to see where it was sold, miles, etc. It has changed hands twice since then, and as of a few months ago, at least, it had been sold from a muffler shop/car dealer at the south end of the city.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.1 mpg (US) ... 18.7 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 52.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I plan to keep it for8 years then hopefully my daughter will keep it for another 5-7 years.

    It will have comprehensive warranty coverage for 17 years or 320,000 kms, whichever comes first.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    I had my first car...a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente 2-door hardtop...from when I was 16 in 1991 to 1999.
    Ha - my first car was a 1964 Pontiac Catalina 4-door hardtop. What a boat!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 58.7 mpg (US) ... 24.9 km/L ... 4.0 L/100 km ... 70.4 mpg (Imp)


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    I have owned my 2007 Toyota Yaris for going on 11 years now. That's the longest I've ever owned a vehicle by far. I hope to keep my Mirage for just as long. FYI, Prior to my Yaris, I'd never owned a vehicle longer than two years.

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    2005 Mazda3 for 10 yrs. 197k miles. Replaced many rusted-out parts, but an electrical problem did it in.
    Resale value on mirage dictates trying to best that.

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    14 years

    Bought a 1990 Ford Festiva (designed by Mazda, built by KIA, sold by Ford) for $5300 brand new (14 miles on it) after a $1000 Ford rebate. Drove it until 2004.

    Always changed my own oil and never it burned a drop of oil. Consistently got over 40 mpg with it's 1.3L, 4 cylinder, 64 hp engine, 5 speed manual. Comfortable to drive, great in snow with 145 SR 12 tires, super reliable. It was hard on mufflers for some reason. Purchase one life time muffler and received 7 free ones after that.

    I regretted selling that car. My 2017 Mirage has filled that void in my life nicely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Always changed my own oil and never it burned a drop of oil. Consistently got over 40 mpg with it's 1.3L, 4 cylinder, 64 hp engine, 5 speed manual. Comfortable to drive, great in snow with 145 SR 12 tires, super reliable. It was hard on mufflers for some reason. Purchase one life time muffler and received 7 free ones after that.
    Wow - that's impressive.

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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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    Interestingly enough, the longest car I've owned was a 92' Galant VR4. I owned/drove it for 4 1/2 years (year round) throughout college. I still regret selling it. I wish I would have just kept it (sighs).

    Anyways, planning on keeping the Mirage as a 'forever' car. 2 year anniversary coming this June. It already has 34,xxx miles on it!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 43.4 mpg (US) ... 18.5 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.1 mpg (Imp)


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    23 years, my 1995 Tacoma. I just finished an extensive rebuild so it should be good for a while yet.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES Plus 1.2 automatic: 37.8 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    23 years, my 1995 Tacoma. I just finished an extensive rebuild so it should be good for a while yet.
    That must be rare! I though this happened to most of those Attachment 11212


    My mom says I'm cool

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 36.7 mpg (US) ... 15.6 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.1 mpg (Imp)


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