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Old 12-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 3-cyl coming to U.S. & Canada this year - 40 MPG (US) combined

Mitsubishi Mirage will launch in US with three-cylinder engine [w/video]

Anybody interested?

Looks to be just what my doctor ordered. Stop/start, super lightweight, and maybe even fun.....all on gasoline.

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage 3-cyl North American debut: January 17th, in Montreal

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Old 12-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's the Car and Driver piece: Mitsubishi Mirage Confirmed for this Fall

And TTAC: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...e-for-america/

And TTAC #2: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...an-for-america

Wow - 845-kilograms (1,859 pounds) Euro spec.

The most powerful engine offered:
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79 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque gets 57.3 miles per US gallon and takes 11.7 seconds to get from zero to 62 miles per hour.
The EPA rating will be less, of course, but if this is what we actually get, then Geo Metro, meet your spiritual successor.

The mainstream motoring press will savage any car that homely, slow and with a basic interior. Mitsu is going to have to sell it on price. (Just like the Metro.)

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's actually a wee bit longer than the Spark, and I've been hearing good things about the economy with the 1.2. The question is transmissions. The Mirage CVT will probably need a longer final ratio for the American market... Something that the Spark probably needs, too.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe just my silly opinion, but what an ugly ugly car. The styling is behind by at least five years.
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That thing looks at least 10 years old.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh, crap:

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the Mirage’s CVT-only configuration
From: Mitusbishi Mirage: Yes For Canada, Maybe For America | The Truth About Cars

What's that sudden feeling? Oh - that's me completely losing interest in this car.

Lack of a manual in an A-segment car earns it a fail.

Correction/Update: it comes with a 5-speed manual too; only Japan and New Zealand get the CVT-only Mirage.
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No manual option?! What kinda econobox they tryin' to sell us?!

And why can't we get a sleek two-door MPG car anymore? I like the Mirage coupes. Now everything looks the same, just different front ends. Yuck.
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No manual option?! What kinda econobox they tryin' to sell us?.
It's just a symptom of the dumbing-down of the automobile. Always gotta make your stuff for the lowest common denominator.

I also agree this car is butt-ugly. It looks as generic as an 8 year old Hyundai. Uninspired and plain.
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People like us will just have to keep our own iron running. Maybe buy a "new car scent" air freshener every so often to keep us happy.
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It looks as generic as an 8 year old Hyundai
Ha! That's the best description so far.

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