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    Top spec 2014 Mirage with OEM hubcaps instead of alloys?

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    Think anyone would notice this Mirage "shouldn't" have these hubcaps on it? Obviously just about every member of this forum would notice, but I suspect normal humans won't.

    I'm thinking of selling the car with the 14" wheels & covers that came on my base model Mirage #3.

    I'd hang on to the factory 14" alloys (even though they weigh about the same as the factory steelies.)

    If someone does notice, I can point out the tires on the steelies are in better shape than the ones on the alloys, so it could be a selling point.

    Counterpoint!

    I have seen one other Mirage for sale that had the "wrong" wheels on it, and that jumped out at me. I will admit it made me wonder what else was wrong about the car.


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    Nah, most people buying a cheap car won't give a damn. The alloys make it look a lot nicer.
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    Outside of this forum, I don't think anyone is going to notice. Alloys "might" be more visually appealing to a prospective buyer but at least in the USA with insane used car prices, people are grabbing whatever they can get ahold of.
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    Again I wish we had the "insane" used prices I keep hearing about in the U.S! At least now that I have a car to sell.

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    I'm impressed with any 3+ year old Mirage that still has 4 wheel covers in place! And yours are OEM...not something from the automotive accessories aisle at WalMart. So I would give you bonus points for that.

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    Well the bonus points go to the original owner of my Mirage #3, where they came from. She managed to spin them for 174,000 km without losing any. Dodging Ottawa area pot holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Well the bonus points go to the original owner of my Mirage #3, where they came from. She managed to spin them for 174,000 km without losing any.
    Since I know my trim levels, I would feel cheated by you! I would walk away from the deal & not look back!

    Just kidding of course!

    I prefer steel wheels. I currently have a pair of Dirk's G4 steel wheels on the front of my Mirage and factory ones on the rear. I can move my 8 tires around wherever I want them & just slap a wheel cover on them when I am done.

    If someone gave me 8 matching alloy wheels, I would be ok with that, too!

    I think Mirage #2 looks good in that pic! Since you live in Canada, they could use the steel rims for snow tires some day & add a pair of nice alloy wheels for the rest of the year, too!

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    I'm selling it with 4 snows on steelies as well. So they'll be in 8-steelie nirvana like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I'm selling it with 4 snows on steelies as well. So they'll be in 8-steelie nirvana like you!
    Now that's a deal!!!!

    You're blessed not having to deal with sensors, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Since I know my trim levels, I would feel cheated by you! I would walk away from the deal & not look back!

    Just kidding of course!

    I prefer steel wheels. I currently have a pair of Dirk's G4 steel wheels on the front of my Mirage and factory ones on the rear. I can move my 8 tires around wherever I want them & just slap a wheel cover on them when I am done.

    If someone gave me 8 matching alloy wheels, I would be ok with that, too!

    I think Mirage #2 looks good in that pic! Since you live in Canada, they could use the steel rims for snow tires some day & add a pair of nice alloy wheels for the rest of the year, too!
    I'm glad my old wheels are working out decent for you!



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