I agree with everything except the handling. It has mediocre handling which is compensated for by a bunch of electronics that stop you sliding around or rolling it. Fifth gear did a really good segment on what all the alphabet letters (ESP, TCS,ABS etc.) do for a vehicle by swerving a range of vehicles with these safety features at high speed. It was impressive, and then they showed what turning them off can do.
Without serious suspension mods, I doubt we will see these little mirages in any sports events but, after saying that, I do really like my little mirage.
View my fuel log 2013 Mirage LS (Australia) 1.2 automatic: 34.8 mpg (US) ... 14.8 km/L ... 6.8 L/100 km ... 41.8 mpg (Imp)