For the price of a basic Mitsubishi Mirage in Canada, you can have a basic Micra, and about a used Cavalier or beat up old Buick LeSabre’s worth in change.
Or, if something Korean/American tickles your fancy, you can have a Spark for $7 more than a Micra.
It’s funny, everything else is getting more expensive in Canada, but cars seem to just keep getting cheaper and cheaper. For a while Mitsubishi made the Mirage under 10 grand too, but that was scrapped with the facelift.
And the Micra has it’s own spec racing series, too.