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Old 04-04-2013, 02:05 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by niky View Post
In Asia, Thai production is a bonus for the price. The competition over here is mostly small Asian-market Nissans, the Honda Brio, the Koreans and the Indians. [...]

This is likely why reviews from this side of the world are more favorable, like mine: Review: Mitsubishi Mirage GLS MT - Drives | TopGear.com.ph
Yup, context is everything.

And speaking of that: I see the Philippines motoring press just voted Mirage as Car of the Year.

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The trouble is entirely in how soft the springs and bushings used are.
Maybe I'm naive, but a "fix" at the manufacturing level shouldn't cost much at all. Some owners on the forum are already beginning to talk about suspension mods.
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