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a great little car. great for singles or childless couple. feels like a full size car upfront.i own a smartcar and this is far better. 11 airbags. negatives are no cruise control and a little rough on bumps. also for $500. more you can get a larger scion.
Acquired my 435i, Sport-M, package, on 11/29/13, I've had it now,19 months. Immediately replaced the 18" wheels, with 20's . Really love this car, FUN, & comfortable to drive. Also own a 2012, Corvette, Grand Sport, but prefer driving the BMW. The 3 different driving modes, does make a tremendous amount of difference, choose economy, over performance! BMW underrated 300hp, realistically it's 330hp. Really does obtain 32MPG/highway, Eco/Pro mode. It's BMW's lowest center of gravity car.
i bought my mirage new in ohio. I have the 5 speed hatchback. It did very well in snowy conditions. got 45+ mpg just around town. i moved to california sierra nevada foothills, where the service tech in ohio thought performance would decrease. not so!! my little car loves it here! goes up and down winding, steep grades with plenty of power, and my mpg has not suffered at all! In freeway driving i have gotten close to 60 mpg. I find the interior is plenty roomy, and i enjoy driving it.
Love my Volt, just wish it had a bit more range. 60+ would be ideal.
Does well in snow. Very responsive handling. One of the best slow cars to drive fast. Has never been in for a repair, only regular maintenance.
I love this car, it is getting old though. I was purchased in 2004, it has had many repairs in the last 2 years. But it still runs greatly with 110,998 miles on it.