Torn between a new Mirage, versus a Micra or used Jetta TDI.
Mirage, Pros: Cheap, fuel efficient
Mirage, Cons: Too slow for roads here, need CVT for best highway mileage
Micra, Pros: Same price as Mirage, way better equipped, way the heck more power
Micra, Cons: Slightly less than ideal fuel economy, Nissan reliability problems
Used Jetta TDI, best fuel economy negated by higher fuel prices, can purchase for $1750 but only will get a year out of it max, or $2500-$3000 and maybe last two years.
Basically I need a commuter, but the Jeep has me realizing just how few features the Mirage has. Local dealer is doing $3500 off of Micra SVs right now. Mom loves hers. I love our Mirage but it's just not functioning well enough for us with our roads and environment.
Thoughts? (Please note vehicles have a 8-10 year lifespan here max, no suggestions of Metros or Sprints or older cars. None exist)
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)