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new Mirage #4060892
04/07/16 05:53 AM
04/07/16 05:53 AM
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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My father in law is finally replacing his Jetta...buying a new (leftover) 2015 Mirage. He should get it this weekend.


1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4060951
04/07/16 07:41 AM
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Did he pay $7995? laugh

Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4060953
04/07/16 07:43 AM
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I dont know if u would call it a leftover...there is no 2016 model right?

Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4060957
04/07/16 07:48 AM
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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Probably not much more than that.


1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4060977
04/07/16 08:09 AM
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Will be curious how it works out.

Finally starting to see more of them on the roads.


2011 Toyota Camry, base, 2.5L/6MT, 163k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra DC, 4.6L/6AT, 144k, ours
1999 Toyota Camry LE, 2.2L/4AT, 190k, his
Re: new Mirage [Re: krismoriah72] #4061014
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Originally Posted By: krismoriah72
I dont know if u would call it a leftover...there is no 2016 model right?


There is a 2017 model.

Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061021
04/07/16 09:00 AM
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The Mirage is the worst and lowest rated car in Consumers Reports. It's very noisy, vibrates, handles terrible, is slow as molasses and has crummy brakes. The 2017 model will have improves brakes, handing and power. I'd buy a good used Chevy Cruze, Mazda 3 or something else for the same price.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
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Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061053
04/07/16 09:25 AM
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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Happy to...right after you show me the 100,000 mile warranty, the hatchback, and the 45MPG!

Consumer Reports is overpriced toilet paper.


1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061087
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What boxes did it check for your father in law to pick that vehicle?

Was it price? Curious what attraction factors are besides price and Mpg?

Is he happy or did he settle?

Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061094
04/07/16 09:55 AM
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Jarlaxle Offline OP
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Price, mileage, warranty, hatchback, standard shift, 40+MPG. The only thing he "settled" on was the color.


1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061101
04/07/16 10:04 AM
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I'll be looking forward to a real-world report on this car and how it drives.

If I had the extra cash to spare, I'd buy one just for a commuter and drive the snot out of it.

The Consumer Report reviews are often way off the mark. I've read it...and find that much of the "reports" points are things that I would much care about in the price range of this car.


2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150

Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061107
04/07/16 10:14 AM
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I haven't driven one, but I went to a dealer the other week to look at them. Interior quality wasn't that bad, although the trunk carpet didn't fit at all. Wasn't quite sure suitcases would even fit. There's only 2 small A/C vents on the dash, which I doubt would be adequate in our 115 degree heat. The driver's seat was decently roomy for me, I'm a bigger guy and 6'2". The brakes looked like they were 6" rotors and it had tiny drum brakes. I just had a bad feeling about it and walked away, wasn't impressed at all. I'd much rather drive my old Camry. Much more comfortable, roomy, probably more reliable and handles better.

Also, Discount Tire doesn't sell tires for it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061155
04/07/16 10:47 AM
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Awesome!

I want one of these little bugggers!


Originally Posted By: skyactiv
The Mirage is the worst and lowest rated car in Consumers Reports. It's very noisy, vibrates, handles terrible, is slow as molasses and has crummy brakes. The 2017 model will have improves brakes, handing and power. I'd buy a good used Chevy Cruze, Mazda 3 or something else for the same price.


Read the real, buyer written reviews , not the biased towards lexus/acura reviews of Consumer reports.

People that buy the car love it because it gets great mileage , is cheap and just does what it was designed to do.


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00 Jeep Cherokee
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Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061162
04/07/16 11:00 AM
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New England
Jarlaxle Offline OP
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He said that the 5-speed REALLY wakes it up, compared to the economy-calibrated CVT.


1979 Coupe de Ville, 542 stroker, Super Tech 15W40, Purolator
2011 Crown Vic P71, 5W-20 NextGen, Motorcraft
Re: new Mirage [Re: Jarlaxle] #4061167
04/07/16 11:12 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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I had a Subaru Justy and a Yugo and an Aspire and a Fit and an Aerio. don't know if I would buy this segment of car new again - they tend to have poor resale, although this wont bother many who plan to keep their box for 7+ years - I always find a way to break them after 2 or three years.
A used 2012 Forte is likely the best bang for the buck car on the market.

If a sub-subcompact doesn't weigh under 1800lbs its too heavy.

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