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Old 11-28-2022, 10:50 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 11-28-2022, 12:42 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I had no idea these were this efficient! I might keep my eyes open for one for road tripping.

My insight is getting pretty tired, and my volt is "brutal" on gas for long trips - getting above 40 MPG is an exercise in futility.

I was just looking on kijiji though and people seem to think these are worth $6-10K so maybe not. The MSRP on them was only $10-$12k new!
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I had no idea these were this efficient!
Keep in mind mine has quite a few ecomods, plus my driving style & environment is about as MPG-friendly as it gets. It rarely goes over 85 km/h.

Most owners on MirageForum are getting in the mid-40's MPG (US). Around 5.2 L/100 km.

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I was just looking on kijiji though and people seem to think these are worth $6-10K so maybe not. The MSRP on them was only $10-$12k new!
Yeah, current used prices are a bit nuts.

The BASE poverty-spec ones without AC were $10-12k when new. The loaded ones had stupid MSRP's of $17-20k! (CAD)

Each of the 3 I've owned -- all 2014 model years -- were under $3k with high-ish kms (150-175k km). 2 were the top spec trim, the current one (base poverty model) was $2k. Unfortunately the days of "cheap used cars" appears to be temporarily (?) over.
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Old 12-15-2022, 08:17 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Unfortunately the days of "cheap used cars" appears to be temporarily (?) over.
Even in a budget-oriented market such as Brazil, where povertry-spec models used to be the rule, AFAIK no brand-new car is still available without power steering and air conditioner.

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