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    "It's three quarters of a car" - one of my friends

    "Is that thing a hybrid" - State patrolman who was getting gas the same time as me
    To which I replied: "No but it gets over 50 mpg all the same!"




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    I don't get many comments about my Mirage. I think there are two main reasons for that.

    1. Most people could care less about small cars. I live where F-150, Silverado, & Ram trucks rule. It's hard to enter the "which pickup truck is supreme debate" when owning/driving a Mirage.

    2. Most people are kind & if they don't have anything nice to say, they don't say anything at all. I don't feel most people think very highly of small cars or have much interest in them. Former Metro owners are the exception. They still show an interest in 3 cylinder cars.

    If someone does ask me about my Mirage, the discussion revolves around purchase price, reliability/warranty, & good economy. Whether that creates Mirage envy, I don't know? I don't have any friends or relatives buying one!

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    I've only gotten one comment (so far). It was by one of the other veterans I work with. He drives a Charger Hellcat. We pulled up to work at the same time and he said "so this is the gas saver, huh?" I told him 48mpg ain't too bad and he said "well I can't argue with you there". Having different interests doesn't mean you can't appreciate your differences.
    Last edited by precisionxt; 11-29-2020 at 08:08 PM.

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    When I was at the dealer yesterday I had popped the hood on a mirage in the showroom. An old man walked by and asked if I was looking for the gerbils.

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    I dont get how people cant get the cool factor. I mean I drive an Evo and we own a mirage. They're both totally cool in their own ways. I dont want to always drive 400+ hp car that gets around 15mpg on premium and yet still has a tiny gas tank. I also think the styling of the mirage is nice and appealing. Its one of the reason I like it more so than the versa which would have been the other choice.


    The only comment we get it is when in conversation about the car they're shocked its a 3 cylinder.

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    I drive mine to car meets and when I do open the hood, people surround it JUST to see a 3 cylinder powered car. And I guess that's a neat thing about the Mirage...it only has 3 cylinders.

    What people have said:
    "I wish I had that gas mileage"
    "those are some tiny ass tires!"
    "the battery looks bigger than the engine"
    "gets better mileage than my prius" < I haha'd that dude's comment.

    Overall, the car gets a lot of crap online but in reality, people want this car because it is the modern 'beater'. Around my town, you can get find a 14-15 model for under $5-6k all day with under 100,000 miles. That's a pretty fair price. But I'm still shocked at how well the value is staying for the Mirages though. I thought they'd dip under $3k after 2020 but nope, I've seen them sell pretty quickly for $5k decent condition ones. So, I guess some people are noticing these.

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    I also get asked how much I paid for my car. When I say $6000, they make a face like I overpaid so I have to explain it only had 37,000km on it and it' was only 5 years old, and has heated seats. Everyone thinks it's an old 15 year old metro or something. Nothing against metro's lol
    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    If anyone's filling this thread with off-topic jabber, it's you Fummins.
    You're always butting in with your two cents.
    You come across as someone who spends their day at work on the internet, instead of working.
    Maintain your Mirage properly then have an opinion Fummins.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jibles View Post
    When I was at the dealer yesterday I had popped the hood on a mirage in the showroom. An old man walked by and asked if I was looking for the gerbils.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Everyone thinks it's an old 15 year old metro or something.
    Two actual LOL's here. Thanks, people!

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    I'm trying to remember if anyone's ever said anything unconditionally nice about mine... I think the closest was a friend who said "can you find me one?!" when I told him how little it cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I also get asked how much I paid for my car. When I say $6000, they make a face like I overpaid so I have to explain it only had 37,000km on it and it' was only 5 years old, and has heated seats. Everyone thinks it's an old 15 year old metro or something. Nothing against metro's lol
    I got the exact same thing from a friend who was down and out and needed a car. Like desperately. And they had like $3500 dollars to their name that they were going to go put as a down payment at a High Interest Skeeze lot. I said man for less than that I will sell you the Mirage, just because you are my friend and it's really nice not to have a car payment, and when I said I would take exactly what I had in it which was $2800 cash (not really true since I had serviced it and put brakes and tires on it) He WINCED like I had punched him and said 2800 FOR THAT?!?!?

    Actually kind of hurt my feelings, except really more I hurt for them because they will never get out of the cycle...

    And now they are over paying monthly for a Ford Fusion... LE SIGH
    Resident Tire Engineer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basic View Post
    And now they are over paying monthly for a Ford Fusion... LE SIGH
    OMG! People are amazing. You were good to make them such an offer. Some people have NO CONCEPT of VALUE. You can't do anything about stupid.


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