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    Good review: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES The Practical Runabout (TFLcar.com)

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    TFLcar gives ratings of

    • Buy it!
    • Lease it!
    • Rent it!
    • … or Forget it!


    When they reviewed the 2014 Mirage, they gave it a "Lease it". But the reviewer says 45 cars later "perspectives change," and he gives the 2015 top spec ES with CVT a "Buy it!" rating.

    Pros:

    - fuel economy
    - surprisingly roomy
    - decently equipped
    - slick-looking, aerodynamic exterior
    - supportive seats
    - easy to read gauges
    - ergonomic controls
    - low engine RPM at highway speed

    Cons:

    - awkward to use seat height adjuster
    - "marginal" cargo room with rear seats up
    - front cup holders "buried" under console
    - noisy engine under hard acceleration
    - "dead" steering feel

    Overall:

    The Mirage initially may appear to be just another inexpensive high-economy car, but those who look closer will see there’s a lot more to it than that.
    Read the full review: http://www.tflcar.com/2015/04/2015-m...nabout-review/


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    A Plus for Mirage!!! We need to post more positive post on that web site . To drown out Negitive comments..
    hello from bluejellybean

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 automatic: 38.4 mpg (US) ... 16.3 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.1 mpg (Imp)


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    That's great but I wish they would have posted a video of the test. I watch there YouTube channel all the time. Good stuff. I checked but there is no video of them with the Mirage but this article was posted last week so maybe they just haven't posted it yet???

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    Couple of things thou.....

    One I did no know that the Mirage had "rear heater ducts" where are they? Can someone post a pic?

    Two, "The all-disc anti-lock brakes work well" I thought the Mirage had Drums on the back?

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    Yeah, I like their videos too. But this TFLcar writer isn't one of the 2 guys who usually do their video reviews, so I don't know if we'll see one soon. They were complaining over a year ago that Mitsu hadn't offered them (the video guys) a car to review. Not sure why.

    You caught one of the mistakes I saw (rear discs).

    I'm not sure about the rear HVAC ducts -- a few Canadian reviews mentioned them. If they're installed, they'll be underneath the front seats.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Im shocked, TFL cars usually bashes Mitsu, so much that i have been banned from commenting on there site and youtube page lmao
    I love everything about Mitsubishi!!!!

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    I think Emme Hall likes the Mirage - and she had one when she reviewed it for another youtube based auto review. I wonder if that is why they can't get one?

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    Mine has the rear HVAC ducts under the front seats. Makes it a bit difficult for hiding things, but a nice feature to keep the rear warm or cool.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 49.2 mpg (US) ... 20.9 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 59.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Heated rear floor is actually a very nice feature to have. I'm sure in the winter the rear passengers will appreciate toasty feet versus frozen ones. Way to go Mirage!

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    I just read there 17 Honda civic review. What an overpriced bloated pos that car is. 21K for a base? Um hello. It's a civic. 3K curb weight? Pushing what my crown vic weighed. And DI and turbo? Nothing will go wrong with that in 30k miles. Gross. Glad I own 2 mirages


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage Es 1.2 manual: 38.7 mpg (US) ... 16.4 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.5 mpg (Imp)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.0 mpg (US) ... 17.9 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.4 mpg (Imp)


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