View my fuel log 2018 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.1 mpg (Imp)
Toyota needs to bring back the Echo. Make it complete bare bones, 5 speed or CVT, no bells or whistles besides AUX and AC. Sell it for 9 grand. Keep the sedan style. Let the "Mazda" Yaris stay their hatch.
Just stopping in to say that my 1st 1000 miles are up. Still love the car! In fact, I like it more now than when I got it. I undercoated the heck out of it and added the fog lights and it's a lot quieter at highway speeds.
It's got pleanty of power, and the radio is really a nice touch. Miles and miles better than my old Toyota Echo. Can't believe that they trash this car!
Thanks for the update. Glad you're enjoying it so much! Getting used to the CVT (is this your first CVT?)
Even though I never owned a Toyota Echo, these two cars remind me of each other. Car critics are harsh to both, but owners adored these simple cars. If you like affordable, reliable, & economical vehicles, the Mirage/Echo are hard to beat! Some of the better car critics (especially the European ones) get it!
The 2000-05 Echo was a 108 hp vehicle. Considering the Mirage has 30 less hp, it's does quite well! I really like the power train of the Mirage!
Last edited by Mark; 06-12-2019 at 03:04 AM.
A 5-speed bare bones Toyota Echo would be cheap. It would probably run forever with very little maintenance. Sadly, that's not what car companies are after any more. I think there was time a when Toyota & Honda were striving to make the very best vehicles . I think some of that drive has been lost. It's more about making money, & that wouldn't include a bare bones Toyota Echo or Tercel.
Personally, I think a company like Mitsubishi should go after the markets that are overlooked by others. I honestly believe there is a market for basic, affordable, dependable transportation. Many of today's car critics are snobs. Ignore them! In a way, Mirage owners like ourselves are already doing that!
Building something that is different than everything else out there is going to get people into Mitsubishi showrooms! The Eclipse Cross is a prime example of this. It's really nothing special & sales figures reflect that! I am not saying it's a bad vehicle. It's a nice one. It just isn't anything special, & I personally like their other two SUV offerings better!
The bar is not really set that high. Mitsubishi seems to lack leadership, & it may have sold its soul with the merger. I hope that is not the case, however.