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Old 12-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #191 (permalink)
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Yup! Owners are already taking care of this, e.g. http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...7-a-27469.html

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Yes, and Mitsu actually points a finger at the "upsized" optional 15 inch wheels & tires for their impact on fuel economy: How wheel & tire size and style affect Mirage fuel economy/mileage

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Old 12-17-2013, 11:55 AM   #192 (permalink)
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I notice that the new Mirage uses a OEM warm air intake. The opening is nearly in the center of the engine bay. Interesting.
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Annnnnnd... they've just announced they're likely bringing the Mirage sedan to North America. No word on powertrain -- there was some corporate murmuring about a turbo for the U.S. to handle the slightly heavier (~40 kg / ~88 lbs) 3-box layout.

Mirage G4 sedan making its North American debut next week

The hatchback has been exceeding Mitsu's modest sales projections in the U.S. so far...

M itsubishi M irage monthly sales in US & Canada (projected 7000/yr for the U.S.)
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It's not all that heavy. Performance is about par with the Spark (the hatchback IRL is faster than the Chevrolet).

That might change with a full-load.

If they're going to turbocharge it, they'll need a lot of chassis development to fine-tune the wallowy handling.

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