The car really is quite a car.
It seems like 95% of the reviews bash it - but WTF are they driving all the other days, cars at much higher price points??
There seemed to be review after review that knocked the ride as overly harsh... really?? I live near a brick street, I avoided it like the plague in my MINI, it was downright unpleasant, and I have had 7 other cars I've owned and driven up and down that street without a thought, now with the Mirage it's like the proverbial Cadillac/Lexus on that same road. Seriously - I was baffled when I drove the brick street, I was expecting it to feel like the MINI, well it didn't, not at all, it was luxurious if I do say so
I can only think all these reviewer blokes drove the car home parked it and cribbed everyone else's notes... they are all damn near the same, it's terrible.
The Mirage is a great quirky little econobox rice burner - and it's unapologetic about it.
It's styling is right on cue for the class, at first I thought it ugly, but it's rather understated, it doesn't have the horrible (IMO) lights that go from bumper to A-pillar (a la Spark - god that's soooooooo ugly to me).
Its 3banger is noisy (another common reviewer complaint) but in the right way, and fun to wring out, and that's where the noise comes in, keep it under 5grand and there are no complaints.
This car defines: WYSIWYG [what-you-see-is-what-you-get) and it should be commended for it not lambasted.
My only major issue are the wheels/tires (& suspension) - but that's my issue and I will adjust those according to my needs; as for being a thrifty, safe, comfortable, roomy, well warrantied little fuel saver (with the stock wheels and suspension) this car beats all, get out.
I am please as punch I purchased it, and I have never been a fan of Mitsu, but now I am eager to have a long term relationship with this fella :-)
Last edited by Minihaha; 05-27-2014 at 06:28 AM.
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View my fuel log 2014 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 33.4 mpg (US) ... 14.2 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.1 mpg (Imp)