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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    It's really hard to predict the future. I'm thankful that I don't need to buy a car right now. Overall, all vehicles are jacked up in price right now. Will huge discounts return in the future? Who knows?

    Personally, I like the Honda Fit (130 hp with 5-speed manual). I don't have one in my driveway, because a Mirage was about $6,000-7,000 cheaper at the time purchase. I don't think that has changed much today (except a new Honda Fit no longer exists). Even though I really like several things about the Fit, I prefer the fuel economy of the Mirage. The 3-cylinder charm of the car sort of grows on you. If I only owned one vehicle, it may not be a Mirage. As far as an every day driver to supplement my older Forester, the Mirage is perfect!

    If I needed to replace my Mirage today, I would shop for any low mileage 2017-21 Mirage manual (because in my mind the car hasn't changed). If I compared it to the same low mileage/year of a Honda Fit, I think would find about the same savings. If not, I am buying a 5-speed manual Fit instead.

    For me the Mirage has to check three boxes - super affordable to purchase, reliable (good warranty is a plus, too), & economical to drive. If those three boxes aren't checked, it loses its appeal to me. I really like my Mirage, but part of that is related to the fact that new ones could be had for $10,000 or under OTD at the time. Having said that, I would still feel good buying a slightly used one in that price range. Even that is a challenge these days, however.
    But the used one requires pre buyer inspection which is something else. Guess to each to it owns. I know you, me and hopefully everyone else here don't just buy a used car without having it checked out which can be tedious.

    MSRP of the 21 Mirage hypothetically speaking is better than paying markup for anyone specifically buying a brand new car, don't you agree?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Agreement. Cept, I don't know why you like them gas-hog Honda Fits.
    I think the Honda Fit is a well designed car. I love how the rear seats can be rearranged in the Fit, & hate the lack of that on a Mirage.

    I don't feel the 78 hp Mirage is in the same league at the 130 hp Honda Fit. Having said that, a Mirage should be priced accordingly. I like cheap cars! So a Mirage should win on that account alone.

    Regardless of how others may feel, I hate to see cars like the Honda Fit leave the North American market. I have to use a Ford Focus for btw driving lessons at times. I will never miss those cars!

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    Do you use a Ford Focus so that you can teach driving students how to handle emergency breakdown situations? Very smart.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.7 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    Do you use a Ford Focus so that you can teach driving students how to handle emergency breakdown situations? Very smart.
    I only use a Ford Focus at times, because the owner of our driving school bought 6 of them at one time. They were 2016 models bought in 2017. He probably felt he got a good deal at the time. I don't care for them, and we've had transmission issues (prior to 15,000 miles) with the one I have used the most.
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    Correction: Safe to say that the screaming discount from WB like last year probably won't return for good.

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    What a difference a year makes. This $15,600 car was $11,000 1 year ago today...

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    Even the PULSE add-on went up $50.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.2 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    What a difference a year makes. This $15,600 car was $11,000 1 year ago today...

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    Even the PULSE add-on went up $50.
    That MSRP makes me feel better about my OTD price of $18,039.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by defensivetackle88 View Post
    Correction: Safe to say that the screaming discount from WB like last year probably won't return for good.
    I wouldn't base that on cars they don't even have in their lots yet, but sadly you are most likely correct.

    The best car buying advice I read recently said (not quoting exactly) - If you really need a car, buy the cheapest piece of crap you can find that will get you through the next year or two. The hope is things will improve some day. I feel for anyone buying a vehicle (new or used) lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    What a difference a year makes. This $15,600 car was $11,000 1 year ago today...


    Even the PULSE add-on went up $50.
    Pulse is a huge mark up item.

    "The pulse braking light described below has been in use for motorcycles for may years. It is an accessory and it costs about $35."

    The above quote is a bit high on price -

    Want to add pulse, it cost $11.55 + $3.95 shipping.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/191131518743

    I think Pulse is better safety feature than TPMS, but it's still a money making gimmick for dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Pulse is a huge mark up item.

    "The pulse braking light described below has been in use for motorcycles for may years. It is an accessory and it costs about $35."

    The above quote is a bit high on price -

    Want to add pulse, it cost $11.55 + $3.95 shipping.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/191131518743

    I think Pulse is better safety feature than TPMS, but it's still a money making gimmick for dealers.
    Which Mirage model years/trims come with PULSE?



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