Yeah, that was a Canadian article. I'm not sure if the sales stats are Canadian or North American, though.EDIT - I think this article is quoting Canadian pricing? You can't buy a Spark in the US for $9,998.
I bought the mirages mainly for the mileage too but also because of the simplicity, cheap maintenance due to how small the capacity is, the warranty and the 5spd availability with the cool little features it offered for under 11k new. Financing didn't matter to me, we only used it to get the discount for using it. One car was paid off that day and the other less than a year later.
I bought them because Toyota killed my beloved Yaris... so I wanted a small hatchback that has a manual. Ended up liking them more than I thought I would so now we have three.
-Karl B. 2019 Mirage SE CVT and 2015 Mirage DE 5 speed. Plenty of other cars as well.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 35.1 mpg (US) ... 14.9 km/L ... 6.7 L/100 km ... 42.1 mpg (Imp)
Don Cherry! "How dare you"?
misplaced modifiers." I did study English in college for a year, so I have a stronger background in this. This is one of those grammatical things that can be seem ambiguous even if it is correctly written.
It most likely is worded to indicate that the top reason to buy a Mirage, among 65% of polled, is fuel efficiency. The fuel efficiency of many new cars could be around 30mpg (including SUVs), so 39 combined for CVT Mirage is 30% more. But that does not appear to be what the sentence is. Understandably, English is one of the most difficult languages to master. That said, many native English speakers do not usually often notice or try to determine that distinction.
Also, MetroMPG, I'm glad you posted this- I was going to share the same article!