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    Milestone passed: 100,000 Mirages sold in the U.S.

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    A couple of weeks ago, someone bought the 100,000th Mirage in the U.S.

    (6th generation Mirage, that is.)

    If you've been following the Mirage sales numbers thread, you knew this was coming. And by the end of July, total U.S. sales hit 101,329.

    Coincidentally, this month is the 5-year anniversary of the very first shipment of Mirages setting sail for the U.S. (They were in dealerships late September, 2013, and 20 buyers took one home that month.)

    Globally, about 750k Mirages have been produced to date. (Related thread: It's the 6th gen Mirage's birthday (Mar. 20, 2012 launch) Production history trivia! )




    The first shipment of Mirages being loaded onto a transport ship for export to the United States

    Back to the U.S...

    What's really interesting is the upward sales trajectory of the Mirage through each of the last 5 years. It has managed to increase sales a little bit every year, while sales of almost every other small car on the market have tanked in the same period. (Some of its early competitors have even been dropped from the market.)

    Mirage owners can toot their own horns.


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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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    That is pretty awesome! Did you hear that, aftermarket parts makers??? lol

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Very nice! Well done Mitsu for offering a great little car.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.4 mpg (US) ... 19.3 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 54.6 mpg (Imp)


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    The photo of the mirages loaded on the boat is priceless. Look at the size of that boat huge, registered Panama

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Personally, I hope they continue to offer this generation of Mirage alongside whatever is ostensibly supposed to replace it in 2020. Make that replacement model a stand-alone model...an AWD 'cute ute'...and expand the lineup. FFS, Mitsubishi, please don't call it the "Mirage Cross"!

    As long as the current Mirage platform sells, passes emissions standards, and passes safety tests, leave it alone! This isn't a market segment where people expect major redesigns every 3-5 years.

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    I agree. The mirage could use updates but Mitsu will prolly introduce a ford eco boost-like car cuv, maybe even a recloned renault or nissan
    Last edited by dspace9; 10-05-2018 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    The Mirage could be a continuing seller for years to come past '20 in N.America, like the so called new Lancer in China.
    Agreed. Mitsubishi sold the Lancer for about ten years without a major reworking of that platform. The Mirage could easily go to '20 or '21 with no major model overhaul...and perhaps further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Mirage owners can toot their own horns.
    But it sounds so sad

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.6 mpg (US) ... 14.3 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.4 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
    But it sounds so sad
    It's 'cheerful'.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.5 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    I agree. The mirage could use updates but Mitsu will prolly introduce a ford eco boost-like car cuv, maybe even a recloned renault or nissan
    I agree as well if it not broke don't fix it love mine as it is
    some new colours would be good



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