I've never heard anyone say the Mirage's CVT is total crap, nor I have heard anyone say a Mirage's CVT will outlast the life of the vehicle. If you take good care of your Mirage, I tend to believe it will take good care of you.
My fiancee and I purchased two a month apart, both financed, both with bad track records of properly maintaining our previous. I guess that adds to my height of paranoia lol. Your completely right though however and I got that carfax maintenance app on my phone to help me through the process.
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)
Dirk Diggler (03-09-2019)
SUPER honored to be in the top 5! Just need to fix that pesky CVT so I can keep racking them up. I've got a line on one, hoping to swap next month (April 2019). I'm starting to miss my buzzy little 3 cyl!
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 36.9 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.3 mpg (Imp)
How many miles did you have on your Mirage? How hard is it to find a used serviceable CVT? And most importantly, was it hard to find a transmission place that would install it? Costs?
It's just a transmission, nothing magical about it. It's the exact same process to replace a conventional automatic.
Edit: What I meant was you shouldn't have a hard time finding a shop to replace a cvt. If they can replace a transmission then they can replace a cvt. As far as finding a used one, it seems like there are 2 different part numbers. Early 14' and late 14' model years. Late 14-17 maybe 18 and 19' are the same. Earlier models have a different part number and I don't know if they'll interchange.
I hear you, I wouldn't say I'm poor but have lots of bills so I'll won't be buying anything new enough to have a warranty anytime soon.
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Dirk Diggler (03-18-2019)
Yeah but brother when your as poor as me any info on dealing with parts online, keeping it in my budget, and dealing with mechanics is much appreciated. Sorry if Im exasperating at times, Im just trying to do the best I can with research. Your input has been invaluable, I salute you sir and thank you. Im sure your bombarded every day with questions, so I also thank you for your time.