Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 46 of 46

Thread: The horrible story of attempting to find a decent used Mitsubishi Mirage

  1. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Richland Center
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,322
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 1,041 Times in 840 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Just chiming in to say:

    1) I read this whole thing.

    2) I've never gone to that kind of trouble to get the kind of car I want. Although I once drove 4.5 hours each way to look at a Pontiac Firefly (Canadian market Geo Metro clone). I told the guy I'd give him $100 if he agreed not to sell the car before I got to check it out, even if I didn't buy it. (I bought it.)
    I've known a few people who have bought one-way plane tickets, flown to the vehicle's destination, & drove their newly purchased vehicle home.

    In all honesty, I would do something like that if the deal was right. I would rather go that route on purchasing a used vehicle. I would be a bit more leery of having a used car delivered to my home without seeing it in person first.

    I bought a new Mirage without seeing it first, but I feel that's different. If WB didn't delivered what was promised, they would have been taking the car back to the dealership. They were taking the risk, not me!


    Last edited by Mark; 09-15-2020 at 10:40 PM.

  2. #42
    Moderator inuvik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Coos Bay, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,026
    Thanks
    2,522
    Thanked 1,126 Times in 820 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I've known a few people who have bought one-way plane tickets, flown to the vehicle's destination, & drove their newly purchased vehicle home.

    In all honesty, I would do something like that if the deal was right. I would rather go that route on purchasing a used vehicle. I would be a bit more leery of having a used car delivered to my home without seeing it in person first.

    I bought a new Mirage without seeing it first, but I feel that's different. If WB didn't delivered what was promised, they would have been taking the car back to the dealership. They were taking the risk, not me!
    I didn't fly but I did drive 10 hrs to pick up my Outlander Sport and drove it the 450 miles home in one day.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


  3. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Richland Center
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,322
    Thanks
    69
    Thanked 1,041 Times in 840 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    I didn't fly but I did drive 10 hrs to pick up my Outlander Sport and drove it the 450 miles home in one day.
    If my memory serves me right, you got a heck of deal on a 5-speed manual that was going to be discontinued in 2020?

    In my mind, spending a day to save thousands on a vehicle is worth it. Especially when all the negotiations are already out of the way. If the OTD price makes you happy & it the exact vehicle you want, it makes sense to go get it.

    A used vehicle may add a little more risk, because you can't smell the inside of used vehicle on line or a pic may not show a leaky whatever.

    A highly discounted Mirage made me give up on slightly used vehicles. A slightly used Fit or Yaris (4-door) would have cost me more than a new Mirage, & I wouldn't have been any happier.

  4. #44
    Moderator inuvik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Coos Bay, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    3,026
    Thanks
    2,522
    Thanked 1,126 Times in 820 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If my memory serves me right, you got a heck of deal on a 5-speed manual that was going to be discontinued in 2020?

    In my mind, spending a day to save thousands on a vehicle is worth it. Especially when all the negotiations are already out of the way. If the OTD price makes you happy & it the exact vehicle you want, it makes sense to go get it.

    A used vehicle may add a little more risk, because you can't smell the inside of used vehicle on line or a pic may not show a leaky whatever.

    A highly discounted Mirage made me give up on slightly used vehicles. A slightly used Fit or Yaris (4-door) would have cost me more than a new Mirage, & I wouldn't have been any happier.
    Yes, my out the door price for my brand new 2019 Outlander Sport was: $15,898.00 and that isn't a typo. I probably would have flown if I needed to. But definitely time well spent in my book. One day of my time and I literally saved thousands.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


  5. #45
    Senior Member Subcompact Culture's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    498
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked 295 Times in 150 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I've known a few people who have bought one-way plane tickets, flown to the vehicle's destination, & drove their newly purchased vehicle home.

    In all honesty, I would do something like that if the deal was right. I would rather go that route on purchasing a used vehicle. I would be a bit more leery of having a used car delivered to my home without seeing it in person first.

    I bought a new Mirage without seeing it first, but I feel that's different. If WB didn't delivered what was promised, they would have been taking the car back to the dealership. They were taking the risk, not me!
    I have done this three times in the last three years. We bought a '92 Pajero and '91 Pajero (separate occasions) in Texas and drove them back to Oregon. I wrote a bit about the first trip and the second trip on CrankshaftCulture.com. I also bought a '94 Delica Space Gear in Florida in May and drove it back from Oregon. My wife even wrote about it: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/14/b...road-trip.html

  6. #46
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    IL
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 168 Times in 130 Posts
    I've flown to pick up cars before. Twice it was okay, once it was a disaster lol. Needless to say, unless it's a brand new car from a dealer with a warranty and all that, I'm not doing the fly in and drive it home thing again.


    -Karl B. 2015 Mirage DE 5 speed and 2015 Mirage ES CVT. Plenty of other cars as well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •