I've done multiple road trips, Atlanta to Dallas, St. Pete, Charleston etc. the Mirage is totally fine on the highway. It does stay at 3000 rpms though when I'm over 70mph (CVT) so the has mileage is high 30s (just ok). I worry more for the engine constantly being over 3000 rpms but apparently this engine can take it?
Funny twist here: I'm NOT getting the Sunrise Orange version I posted as they (Carvana) listed a MUCH better version of a 2018 Mirage that I couldn't resist nabbing. So I called them and switched to this Pearl White beauty, still being delivered on the 6th of July:
It's a near perfect example, privately owned (the Orange one was a rental) with a very detailed Carfax with all service records showing, a good thing to see it was serviced entirely by the dealer. It's only got around 9800 miles on it! Looks like new tires as well, won't really know that for a fact till it gets here but one of their pics showed at least one that way. The cosmetics, inside and out, are also much improved over the Orange ones as well, plus I qualified for their good 60 month/90,000 mile warranty. Still have 32 months/50,000 miles left on the factory warranty to boot, nice. It's still a CVT version (tired of manuals, getting too old to push that clutch in hundreds of times a day in city driving), and I hope with proper maintenance as learned on here I'll be able to keep it alive as long as possible. And I should add that I got this one for the same price as the Orange one so no complaints at all here It's nice to see Carvana so accommodating, it seems you can change your mind almost up to the day before it ships out to you which is great if you see another car that is better than the one you originally chose. I will definitely post some real pics from me when it gets here next week....getting anxious to be honest!!
Last edited by dragon2knight; 06-30-2020 at 11:00 PM.
Same money? Sounds like you found a gem (although I would prefer the Orange color itself)
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)
Last edited by dragon2knight; 06-30-2020 at 10:55 PM.
Ha - nice switcheroo!
You should have tried the manual though - the clutch pedal is literally the lightest & easiest to use I've ever driven. Makes my 1.0L Metro's clutch feel like I'm driving a dump truck by comparison.
Just did a quick VIN check and got some better pics from the auction site that Carvana probably bought this from
It could be nothing...or it could mean the car needs an alignment. Consider getting a 4-wheel alignment check done once you get the car...just in case. You don't want to prematurely wear out those nice new tires, and many places will check your alignment for free.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.9 mpg (US) ... 22.1 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.3 mpg (Imp)