We just got a new Mirage, it's just 3 years old and had a very low price. Sure looks brand new compared to our 13-year old Scion XA, which was in unbelievably good shape for a car of its age. Yeah, we probably could have kept the Scion going for years more. It only had 150,000 miles on it. Thinking about having something different, newer, going into next winter probably had more to do with our advancing age than the Scion's. But I won't criticize somebody for keeping an older car in use if it's working for them and they can afford any repairs that crop up.
I noticed something different about the Mirage steering compared to the Scion's when I first drove the Mirage, but after having the Mirage for 2 1/2 weeks I don't notice any steering problem and I can't recognize or remember whatever it was I thought was different. I did raise the tire inflation up 2 psi from what's recommended. Maybe it was a tire issue, not really a steering issue.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 automatic: 43.0 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.7 mpg (Imp)