View my fuel log 2018 Mirage G4 ES 1.2 automatic: 32.5 mpg (US) ... 13.8 km/L ... 7.2 L/100 km ... 39.0 mpg (Imp)
Nevermind, just another revived old thread?
I like having some power. I think having barely enough get by isn't always enough. Pulling into traffic on a busy road, passing on single lane highways where you don't have miles of clear straight road. For the most part nobody "needs" more power but if you're like me and hate being stuck behind someone on a highway going under the speed limit for more than 10 mins, being able to pass quickly and safely is a nice feature to have. But I guess if you're still a kid who drives like a retard then maybe a Mirage is a good car, it's slow, rolls easily and crumples like a tin can when you get into a head on.
Last edited by Fummins; 10-02-2019 at 07:46 PM.
My mom says I'm cool
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 36.7 mpg (US) ... 15.6 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.1 mpg (Imp)
No issues passing or pulling out onto a busy road. Still dont get it.
I'm trying to argue here
I can honestly say that I've owned three cars that had less horsepower than my Mirage. Yet, this is my first 3 cylinder car. My first car (1978 Honda Civic Wagon) had 63 hp. Likewise, the 1990 Ford Festiva that I drove for 14 years had 63 horsepower. We also owned/drove a 1989 Plymouth Colt Wagon DL (Mitsubishi) that had 75 hp for years. None of these cars every felt underpowered to me. They did what they were designed to do (provide affordable transportation).
If you can't make a 78 hp Mirage get up and go, you need to learn how to drive or shift. It's perfectly fine in my opinion. The A/C taps the power a bit, but I don't find the need to use A/C all that much. It does what a small economy car should do (affordable, reliable, & economical to own/drive).
I bought a Mirage because,
5-speed manual (never owned anything else).
skinny tires for winter roads
$10,173.53 OTD & delivered to my driveway (sealed the deal)
I've owned my 2017 Mirage ES manual for almost 2 years, & I am near 29,000 miles. No regrets!
I found Mirage reviews done outside the U.S. to be the most helpful, & the Mirage also has more competition outside the States to compete against. This would be an example of where the car critic gets the purpose of this car -
Doug DeMuro's review of the Mirage ("Worst Car You Can Buy") just showcases his stupidity & ignorance. He's not being helpful to American consumers that would benefit from owning a car like the Mirage.
I take my complaining about low power back. There are some times where more power is more better but for the most part is unnecessary. I had a super gutless 83' sj410 that I scabbed together an engine from 2 blown ones. It made 44hp new and I'm sure many of them were long gone. It was fun to drive(when it wasn't breaking down) and seemed like you were going twice as fast as you really were. Bump steer with manual steering was really fun too.
Dirk Diggler (10-03-2019)