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    Another U.S. auto journalist buys a Mirage - UPDATED (Autoevolution.com)

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    Worth a peek:

    There's a long and drawn-out story behind why I, as an alleged "expert" in the auto industry, wound up owning a brand-new 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback. Anyone who legitimately thinks I'm an expert on anything is bound to be disappointed, but I digress. But in the three or so weeks I've owned the much-maligned car so far, it's had a profound impact on me.
    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/2...me-174786.html


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 60.4 mpg (US) ... 25.7 km/L ... 3.9 L/100 km ... 72.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Nice! Another honest review for an honest car.

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    I'll have to admit I chuckled at the headline of the story...

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    But the one thing I absolutely couldn't stand about the 2021 Mirage ES hatchback was the puny, diminutive, positively hopeless set of Falken 165/65 14-inch all-season tires that came standard with the car. Not only are they the easiest thing on the Mirage to make fun of, but it makes every interstate on or off-ramp feel like a session at the roller derby, so to say, it handled like it was on roller skates, and that's being kind to it.

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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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    I wonder if the journalist knows his bigger wheels and tires could void out his warranty if (doubtful but possible) it grenades his CVT7? Or that skinny wheels cut thru snow quite well?

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    Read that this morning too

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    Another great review!

    Someone who gets it! I like how our little Mirages seem to finally be getting their due!
    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/a...ar-202823.html


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    I'm coming up on a year of ownership on my 2022 (bought NOvember 2021) and concur with that reviwers comments.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2022 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 40.0 mpg (US) ... 17.0 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 48.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 88coltturbo View Post
    I'm coming up on a year of ownership on my 2022 (bought NOvember 2021) and concur with that reviwers comments.
    Agreed! I have a 2019 G4 with zero issues so far

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    A Year in Review: Do I Regret Buying America's Cheapest New Car?

    Thanks for posting this, Kay123.

    I merged it with the existing thread on the subject (the writer's "Part 1" report).

    I like the title:

    A Year in Review: Do I Regret Buying America's Cheapest New Car?
    Sort of sums it up in this paragraph:

    It never did things particularly quickly. But I never missed a work assignment in this car. If I'd chickened out and bought the first cheap Chrysler or Nissan that showed up on a used showroom lot, I think there's a good chance this wasn't the case.
    There are a bunch of positive comments under the article too, up to 9 at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Thanks for posting this, Kay123.

    I merged it with the existing thread on the subject (the writer's "Part 1" report).

    I like the title:



    Sort of sums it up in this paragraph:



    There are a bunch of positive comments under the article too, up to 9 at the moment.

    Good idea, thanks!



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