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    Spent over $930 on my '14 Mirage, worthy investment

    I made a list the other day of all the upgrades and routine maintenance I have been doing on my Mirage lately, the past year or so. Totals over $900 at this point. I have a new cabin filter, new winter tires, new wipers, new battery (replacing original, now 82 month old battery), and got the "imported" weathertech mats recently for the front only.
    Next month, my 84 car payments are over!

    If I keep my yearly krown treatments going, I think my doors anyway will always be 100% rust free even when my Mirage is 20 years old. But underneath every car almost, gets a touch of rust here or there in Ontario, or way more of course.

    So I hope I can get another 5-7 years out of my car realistically, making it possible I think anyway, to get like 15 years total driving out of the Mirage, or more. Before it gets more interesting to upkeep lol like an old house almost. Can't stop the inevitable but you can slow it down a lot. I saw a 1989 LeBaron Convertible drive by the other day so. Green with tan roof.

    Also who knew if you call your insurance, winter tires end up almost paying for themselves. Mirage has gone down insurance price wise about 30% since new when I shopped around a bit. I can stretch $100 a month gas money really far with my Mirage. Cheers!


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    Next month, my 84 car payments are over!
    That’s great news. There’s nothing like fully owning your own car or house or whatever without any payment or debt. Imagine if you had bought something more expensive - you’d have had bigger and/or more payments.

    Instead you get to imagine how you’ll use all that extra cash. Good for you.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.5 mpg (US) ... 21.0 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Yea eh, I'd rather have a lifetime supply of Haagen dasz cookies and cream vanilla chocolate ice cream bars, than an expensive car payment. Mirage seemed expensive at the time, but cars only got more expensive over the past 7 years. I have been looking at used manual tranny SUVs a bit, but only in passing. I will never beat the fuel economy numbers I get with my Mirage. Electrics also crossed my mind but who has that kind of money.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


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