In 2015, there was not a trim level higher than the ES. By 2017, EVERY trim level was higher than the ES.
In 1957, there was not a trim level higher than the Bel Air. By 1975, EVERY trim level was higher than the Bel Air.
Chevy adding an Impala & eventually Caprice to the Bel Air line up is not the same to me, but that's ok. Wherever I heard the name Bel Air, I think of base model. Impala is always one trim level up and likewise with the Caprice.
Sounds like you may be adding 175/65r14 tires to your 14" alloy rims some day. That's a popular, easy upgrade, too. As far as the lower mpg issue in the city, that may be those extra 4 hp you have now? Weather can be a factor, too. My mpg drops a little as it gets colder.
I just wanted to say it's a nice looking car. I know 2017 SE manuals are also a bit rare. Thus, it was a good find for you. I apologize for our off the topic posts in your thread. I don't want to take away from your great new Mirage! Thanks for sharing pics, too!
Both you and your wife's hoodies match the bows! Haha, ironically I never knew they put bows on cars? I also love the other cars too, I love the look of that eclipse Congrats on the new car!
Approved by the one and only MirageRally...lol
Fun story she actually wouldnt finish the paperwork on the origin 2014 unless they gave her the bow with the car. Its supposed to just be for photos but she had it in the back of her car for almost a year. I found out later on working at the dealership they're like $100 bows and a pain to get made lol. Yes we're big mitsu fans. I now have 97 mirage, 06 evo, 08 eclipse and 17 mirage.
The one thing that worries me is that the gen 8 Evos did not have seat airbags, as far as I'm aware. Is it worth losing that extra bit of safety? Esp. when the Recaros will set you back so much (OOO $1K).
The Bel Air was Chevy's fullsize 'halo car' in 1957 and the name was moved down the lineup until it was on bare-bones fleet cars in 1985. Put another way, the Impala was the nicest car Chevy sold in 1958, and it was also one of the cheapest cars Chevy sold in 1985. The name didn't change, but it's place in Chevy's model hierarchy did.
Maybe I am just bad at explaining this?
They didn't have any Mirage or Mitsubishi hats, but they did have a Lancer Evolution hat. That is what he got, and he gave it to me!