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    Spark 1LT manual

    So I drove a Spark. The car really impressed me. The power is great and it feels faster at 30mph then it is. Has and armrest and great sound/entertainment. What really impressed me was the ride quality and how quiet it was. Its sad to say but the Mirage does need a bit more updates.

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    2018 Mirage G4 1.2 ES CVT
    2017 Mirage G4 1.2 ES CVT Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) System
    2014 Mirage DE 1.2 Manual and BT
    2000 Mirage DE 1.8 Auto

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    A manual Spark is the way to go. Even though the Spark uses the same CVT as the Mirage, it is programmed differently and has shown some troublesome reliability issues. I think the latest version of the Spark is improved over previous versions but whether or not it will continue to be available is a real concern with GM looking to either drastically reduce or leave the South Korean market altogether.

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    From the Motor Trend website...

    EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2018 Spark:

    manual....29/39 mpg city/highway
    CVT.......30/38 mpg with the CVT
    Interesting that the fuel economy ratings are almost identical...and the CVT has lower highway ratings than the manual?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.3 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Comparison between average mpg’s between Spark & Mirage from Fuelly

    You should be able to pick up a manual Spark for near fire sale prices due to lack of sales unless fuel prices spike.

    Based on data from 20 vehicles, 741 fuel-ups and 163,068 miles of driving, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage gets a combined Avg MPG of 39.13 with a 0.45 MPG margin of error.

    Based on data from 23 vehicles, 590 fuel-ups and 141,176 miles of driving, the 2017 Chevrolet Spark gets a combined Avg MPG of 35.21 with a 0.40 MPG margin of error


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Chevy's reputation in quality is still pretty low. How much better is the new Spark from the older ones?

    Kelly Blue Book is also saying the Spark is a bit less for cost to own for 5 years.
    https://www.kbb.com/chevrolet/spark/...hicleid=430520
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    I loved the Spark when it first came out. I was really impressed. When the second gen came out (and you could get the Mint color), I loved it. I've been a member over at the Chevy Spark Forum for a while, and there are a lot of complaints about quality and reliability, FWIW. We went and looked at a '17 Spark before buying our Mirage, and the price difference was significant. We bought our Mirage brand new, out the door for $9,600 USD—far less than they'd let a Spark go for.

    That being said, my mother in law has a 1LT and it's been great for her. I still like the looks.

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    For what it's worth, the Canadian media in reviewing the Mirage/Spark/Micra trio seemed to give the nod to the Spark in more than a couple of comparisons based on its refinement vs. the other cars. (Guess where the Mirage ranked of the 3.) Also, it's got more toys and more airbags.

    In Canada, those 3 cars compete for "cheapest new car", with base models all starting below $10k (though the Mirage only gets there thanks to the perma-rebate on its higher MSRP).

    I've yet to drive one, but I'd like to.

    Also keep in mind - the Spark only has 4 seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    For what it's worth, the Canadian media in reviewing the Mirage/Spark/Micra trio seemed to give the nod to the Spark in more than a couple of comparisons based on its refinement vs. the other cars. (Guess where the Mirage ranked of the 3.) Also, it's got more toys and more airbags.

    In Canada, those 3 cars compete for "cheapest new car", with base models all starting below $10k (though the Mirage only gets there thanks to the perma-rebate on its higher MSRP).

    I've yet to drive one, but I'd like to.

    Also keep in mind - the Spark only has 4 seats.
    The mirage pretty much only has four seats too lol. And with 2 car seats it has about 10in in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    And with 2 car seats it has about 10in in the middle.
    And plenty of room for spilled Cheerios.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.1 mpg (Imp)


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