I agree with this. My Toyota Yaris which I bought 10 years ago for more than $14,000 not only felt cheap but was cheap. It was the most basic car that I ever owned except for my Metro. No technology whatsoever was in it. The seat material was perhaps better than that in the Mirage, but the seats were more uncomfortable (to me and my back). Basically, it was hard plastic all around so I don't know why the reviewer focused on the hard plastic in the Mirage.
Originally Posted by Marklovski
I agree that you have to go to $25 k and beyond to get better materials and lose the "cheap" feeling. That is twice the price of a Mirage. For me, what's important is functionality. Does the car do what it purports to do and can it reliably get me from point A to point B. Having had my share of basic cars, having some technology is important to me too. And the Mirage fills the bill nicely. Other than that, I am not willing to pay for a luxury interior.
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