If they offered a trim level called "Nothing Included But A/C and Cruise," I would be interested in buying it. The NIBANC model. 5 speed ONLY. Or even better, a 6 speed with 4th "gear" 1:1 (meaning, it wouldn't need a cog, so very close to the same cost as our 5 speeds), and double overdrive.
Perhaps power windows except the driver window can be manual. But, I could live with 4 manual roll down windows. Pull out the old manual HVAC tools and start producing them again. What an interesting model...
No radio. No carpet, metal floors? No rear wiper. Hmmmm. Oh well, we can dream I guess.
View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.5 mpg (US) ... 18.1 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.0 mpg (Imp)