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

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    The black car in my avatar is a '98 Pontiac Firefly (Canadian market Chevy Metro clone). 1.0L, 3-cyl, 5-speed. (The Mirage is a 2014 base model that Mitsubishi loaned me to test drive.)

    I've had the Firefly since 2005, so that's coming up on 13 years.

    I don't generally drive a lot, and it's rarely seen winter, so there's a LOT of life left in it -- it's only got ~42k kms on it now (~26k mi).

    My plan had been to keep it forever... or at least that was the plan until last week when I realized used Mirages are getting into my price range. I will admit that caused me to question the logic of keeping the Firefly forever (as well as its stunt double, a 2000 Metro which is my current winter beater).

    Prior to the Firefly, the longest I'd kept a car was 4 or 5 years.


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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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    1980 Jeep CJ-7. Purchased August 29, 1988 and currently being rebuilt.

    That's approaching 30 years.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.2 mpg (US) ... 21.4 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.3 mpg (Imp)


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    I have an F150 going on 13 years. My Mirage is 2014 with <17,000 miles - I will keep driving it until it costs more to keep than it costs to buy another one.
    Skills: Cage fighting, computer chatting, making sweet moula

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    ^ with 7 bolt wheels?

    I've had a 94 firebird for 16 years. yesterday I was adding up all the junk I've owned over the years and counted 36 vehicles so far.

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    yep 7 bolter
    Skills: Cage fighting, computer chatting, making sweet moula

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    ^ with 7 bolt wheels?

    I've had a 94 firebird for 16 years. yesterday I was adding up all the junk I've owned over the years and counted 36 vehicles so far.
    tween the cages and the cycles i have had nearly that many - the ones i wished i still had are the ones i first owned more than others
    Skills: Cage fighting, computer chatting, making sweet moula

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.6 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.2 mpg (Imp)


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    I had my 03 Elantra for 4 years 200k+ miles... the Mirage I'm planning atleast 200k.
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    I had my first car...a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente 2-door hardtop...from when I was 16 in 1991 to 1999.

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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.
    Caliente! I like that year too.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.2 mpg (US) ... 21.4 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Corolla S 2011. My Mirage will get stripped out and turned into a track car in the future.


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