I wouldn’t own anything with a CVT.
I wouldn’t own anything with a CVT.
Get a 5 speed Mirage that will give you more pick up. If you can't drive a stick I wouldn't bother with small cars personally. Jeeps aren't that much faster, if at all, than the Mirage. it's like 10x the weight shed off. Another thing is Mirage you do feel very small on the road but I drive it on the 401, carefully.
Get a red one or a bright green one makes it stand out more on the freeways, mine is charcoal grey so it blends in with everything.
Gave you my honest if blunt opinion. I Like my Mirage but you should drive it and the Nisssan and compare, I did not have Micra as an option back in spring 14 when I bought my Mirage. Def go stick with either might as well.
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)
I've driven mine in temps of -28F and -50 windchill now and the heat was fine and windows clear.
Even considering a VW of modern age would NEVER be an option for me personally.
I haven't owned a small car in 15 years or so. After driving a bunch of Mirage's around this winter I personally wouldn't want one for a daily driver. They are pretty reliable but it is what it is, cheap basic transportation. I haven't driven any other cars to compare except for a 14' spark and from what I recall it had more power and was slightly more comfortable but had awkward rear 1/4 visibility.
Myself, I usually tend to buy the cheapest thing that'll do the job(within reason), but I'm not interested in sacrificing comfort and power to save $50/month on fuel. But I'm very unpractical/immature, I drove a 8000lb dually as a daily commuter for about a year and a half(but managed to get better economy than your jeep). Right now I'm driving the gf's 15' optima and if you factor in the extra insurance cost and the fuel savings I'm really only saving about $125/month over driving my truck. Maybe a bit more now that gas is cheaper than diesel.
That's very true. And just today I was reminded at the noticeable difference between the 15's and 17's in ride and drivability.
$125 does add up, that's a like 5- 15 packs of cheap beer! But gas is one of our lowest expenses with childcare coming in 2nd place @ $2000/month with mortgage slightly higher.
The older TDI's were great late 90's early to mid 2000's. Between diesel gate and some issues with newer tdi's I'd stay away. I'll put it the way a good mechanic stated. Purchase the newest, most simplistic motor, with the goodies you need if you plan to keep the vehicle a long time. What he means he's asked about the new smaller ford turbos in the f150 to the traditional big block v8 since mileage is not much different he suggests going with the simple motor.
If you were to lease or buy something to enjoy that you know you are going to get rid off sky's the limit if you plan to keep til the wheels fall off or economics is an issue newest and simplest.
The nissan or mitsu for the first few years should be trouble free the TDI i'd have some funds aside in case.
Last edited by DottandDolores; 02-05-2019 at 08:03 PM.
These cars are cheaply built and uncomfortable, but they sure are reliable and get good on gas. I keep telling myself I'm going to get a full size car in a year or so, but I just can't kill this car. I've got about 235k miles on the thing and I'm still on the original clutch. The car ain't much but its cheap and dependable.
You're catching up! Our highest isn't racking up the miles like it used to it's close to 399000kms/248000miles right now. And started right up in -32c/-25f not plugged in this morning.
View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.7 mpg (Imp)