The battery is located such that they are absurdly hard to jump start. That's all I know.
Battery replacement must be a real joy.
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)
Sales people make up all sorts of stories. I'm not sure what to believe. But if I was gonna get a manual Elantra or Venue tomorrow, I'd visit both "local" dealers first. See if I can get some incentive or freebie going on.
Also..my neighbours just a few blocks away, have a small-ish and new Winnipego camper. It's a real stand out, not sure why, the thing looks very modern. Anyway have fun camping
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)
I rent cars weekly for my job and we always jokingly called them No-Escapes because they are just horrid. Now that said I haven't driven the most recent model (because I avoid them like the plague) but I loathed the previous couple with an undying passion. Good luck!
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)
What Dirk said, post #2.
View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)
Eggman have you thought about taking advantage of Mitsu loyalty rebates and overall desperation to move cars? I bet you could find a used Outlander GT with a trad auto and higher towing capacity. The MPG looks similar but you get a lot more power with a V6 Outlander. It might take some detective work to find a used GT on a Mitsu lot but they seem to carry more used units of their own brand than many others.
Parents had a yellow one when the escape was first introduced in the very early 00's and it was nicely sized and very ergonomic I recall. It also scooted out pretty decent. I've heard those first escapes were better though.