Alright so this car has only had 6 engine oil and filter changes at an oci of 15k miles and 2 gear oil changes at an oci of 40k. The fluids I used are in my signature. It still has its original front and rear brakes but the stock ensaves crapped out at about 40k miles so I picked up some aftermarket wheels and tires I got from carId for less than I could get stock tire replacements from the dealer and sooner as well. Ive replaced the air filter twice and I've topped off the windshield wiper fluid reservoir quite a few times so ive probably spent more time doing that than anything else to the car. I have done all the maintenance myself since I bought it new. The car enjoys a daily 250 mile round trip commute all driven by my dad on California interstates with speedlimits of 70mph but spends most of the time humming at around 80mph full of his work gear. Needless to say I buy pretty good synthetic fluids and really use them like I believe they're intended to be used (extended oil drain intervals). I know I could be sure by getting a UOA done but I've looked at others UOAs including those of members on this forum to make my descions on my maintenance intervals and the products I use. I do want to do a compression test like forum member cobra jet and see how healthy my engine really is compared to his and engine and his maintenance schedule. All in all I am very surprised by this vehichle as I got my self a 2018 ram ram 2500 and the manual states a 15k mile oci which I do, not because the manual says so but because 15k miles is the interval I use on all my vehichles and it's been working out well for me so far I haven't had a car in the family fleet die with less than 300k. Anyway, an oil change on my ram 2500 costs me nearly $200 doing it myself because along with the 12.5 quarts of 5w40 rotella t6 and mopar oil filter I also change the fuel filter and water separator. Which is kind of messy if you aren't well prepared. The mirage is quick and easy to service and only requires simple hand tools you can fit in the glove box not only that bit if you do your own maintentince 3.5 quarts of oil is easy to get rid of at the parts store when the limit you to 5 gallons a day, i can chamge the oil on the mirage almost 5 times before going to the parts store to do recycle my used oil so that is very convenient. Writing this review just reminded me its time to change the the spark plugs on the mirage for the first time. To heck with all the nay sayers of the mirage it can definitely do what it was made to do for very little maintenance and very little fuel. I hope too get another 200k miles out of this little sewing machine at least! Viva mirage!