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Old 01-15-2018, 11:47 AM   #61 (permalink)
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HAHA: "GT" model!

Silly marketing departments.

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Old 01-15-2018, 06:23 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Eh, DeMuro...I've never cared for him, and not necessarily because I disagree with him. Something about him rubs me the wrong way.
Same here. I would rather read his column than watch the same info he presents in a video.

Though you have to give him credit: his formula & style have built him a million-strong YouTube following, and he's now making a very healthy living from it.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:12 AM   #63 (permalink)
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Our TOTL trim gets 15s and a front sway bar. Does handle a bit tidier than the base model.

Have the rare opportunity to do back-to-back-to-back instrumented performance testing of both stock trims versus a modified one sometime in the next month or so. Will probably share the results on the Mirage forum if I'm allowed. Fuel economy won't be on the table, however. The kind of modifications we're making won't be good for that.

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Same here. I would rather read his column than watch the same info he presents in a video.

Though you have to give him credit: his formula & style have built him a million-strong YouTube following, and he's now making a very healthy living from it.
I recall when his audience (basically, uh, us) was much smaller.

The guy does have talent.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:18 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Of course you're allowed! Post away with links when ready.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:00 PM   #65 (permalink)
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It depends.
My dad got a Jazz Hybrid (Honda Fit) mainly because it is easy to get in and out and easy to operate.
The cargo area is relatively high too, so he does not have to bend over that much when he uses it. for him the Jazz is much more practical than my Insight, which is based on the same frame.

My inlaws have a Suzuki Ignis, again for easy access.
My brother-in-law bought a Qashquai for much the same reasons; added to that, he drives a lot and the higher position means better visibility (active and passive).

All of them used to drive estate cars.
None have any off-road aspirations, real nor pretend.
The point is: most of the soft-roaders are basically a minivan on steroids. That's why I (and many others) consider quite pointless that someone would get a HR-V instead of a Fit for example. While the Fit is indeed quite roomy, the HR-V even though it's based on the same platform felt somewhat less roomy.
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:22 AM   #66 (permalink)
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1M views! Temptation!

Amazingly, Demuro's Mirage rant now has over 1 million views and 14,304 Comments.

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Yet despite the common wisdom that this is the WORST CAR YOU CAN BUY(!), the thought crossed my mind just last week that maybe it's time to think about selling off the Suzukiclone fleet. (First time I've had that thought in a dozen years.)

This specific car tempts me:



2014 base model (which in Canada means no A/C ... no care), manual trans, only 46k km (26k miles), for sale at a little used car dealership in Ottawa.

Asking $4500. They probably picked it up at auction for about $3k.

If I sold all the Suzukiclones, I could probably break even.

$4500 is the same price I paid for the Firefly in 2005. It was 7 years old, but it only had 2k kms / 1200 miles on it. No warranty either.
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Amazingly, Demuro's Mirage rant now has over 1 million views and 14,304 Comments.

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Yet despite the common wisdom that this is the WORST CAR YOU CAN BUY(!), the thought crossed my mind just last week that maybe it's time to think about selling off the Suzukiclone fleet. (First time I've had that thought in a dozen years.)

2014 base model (which in Canada means no A/C ... no care), manual trans, only 46k km (26k miles), for sale at a little used car dealership in Ottawa.

Asking $4500. They probably picked it up at auction for about $3k.

If I sold all the Suzukiclones, I could probably break even.

$4500 is the same price I paid for the Firefly in 2005. It was 7 years old, but it only had 2k kms / 1200 miles on it. No warranty either.
Or you could buy this...
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Old 01-23-2018, 04:14 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Ha! I already passed on this 1988 Firefly turbo (same car) with silly low kms!

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...-0l-32014.html
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