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Old 05-18-2020, 05:18 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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Shopping already

^ True enough.

I'm too, ahem, fiscally conservative to have two of my vehicles insured at the same time. One day, when I win the lottery...

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I've already been Mirage shopping again. Well, let's say tire-kicking.



The above beauty -- decked out in ALL the dealer-installed bling you could double-sided tape onto it -- is the same year, make, trim & kilometers as my first one. Similar story too: traded in at a new car dealer in Ottawa (Chrysler/Jeep) that doesn't want to put any money into it, so they stuck it out back in the "as-is" section. Minor cosmetic damage, too (but not as bad as Mirage #1).

Get this: they've had it since LAST JULY!

They started out asking a delusional $5500. Eventually lowered to $3500, which is still a bit too much if I'm thinking about using it as a winter beater and then flipping it next spring (which I am thinking). I want a bit more buffer than that, knowing what I should be able to get for it next year. Have to factor in taxes, repairs, inspections & time investment.

For sitting so long, it's going to need a battery and brake work, at minimum.


I made an offer, which they didn't accept. They made a counter-offer, which I didn't accept. I thanked them for their time and left.

We were close though (couple of hundred apart). I'm honestly surprised they didn't contact me to follow up. I would have thought they need to get rid of it more than I need to buy it. Then again, maybe they really enjoy looking at it, considering how long it's been there.
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