Dolores is soon to be one year old and in a few day's. Dott is almost 11 months old thought it would be a good time to provide 12 month reviews.
Dolores Manual ES- Trouble Free. Lifetime MPG 48. around 11,500 miles. 2 Oil changes, 2 tire rotations, new front wipers. Brake pads 80%, Tires 70%.
Dott CVT ES- Trouble Free. Lifetime MPG 39 Mileage 3,000 miles. 1 Oil change, 1 Tire rotation. Both brakes and tires 90%+ remain.
Positive’s both Mirage’s- Drive well, still tight, never disappoints. Exceeds our expectations.
1. Soft body paint easily scratches never experienced paint so delicate I grew up around car repair and body shops. Dott is flawless, Dolores required a few minor touch ups. Even the crappy 80‘s Hyundai’s and Yugo’s had better paint (personal opinion)
1. Hubcaps and valve stems- Stems short for factory hubcaps and hubcaps a hassle to remove without scratching or damaging the hubcap.
2. Factory Oil filters- Too tight when a mechanic of 20+ years ASE certified broke a tool and claims it may be the tightest filter he ever experienced (Dolores). The same for Dott.
Dott and Dolores were purchased at 2 different dealerships although prices were great dealer antics sucked I would never return except for recalls.
I/we would purchase another mirage. If Mitsu wants to improve sales and wants loyalty from current customers the dealerships really have to improve. One of the dealers likes keeping cars on the lot and does nothing to move them the other dealer actually moves metal but everything they do for you is like they are doing it for free they forget you are the customer and without customers they would not exist.
Neither car we see a dealer unless it's a big warranty issue or recall.