Admin edit - wise words from Cobrajet (post #22), whose cable also snapped:
Honestly, if your car is driven in-town a lot and has around 100,000 miles I can't say that preemptive replacement is a bad idea. When they fail, they just FAIL. Part is about $80 online, and with the help of this thread replacement should be easy for any reasonably handy person. Wish I had replaced mine last week!
So, the problem was when i was driving i heard something snapped... then my clutch would'nt work anymore but luckily i was already near our place and had to push my mirage until i reached our front gate
My mirage ODO reading is only around 36k --- premature! for 2yrs and 8mnths!
So here's how!
I will not include the tools as i assume that you can find what tools to be used ok!
1. First, open your driver side door then move the seat back to get some space. Now, Kneel down until you see under your dashboard that it has a cover and you have to unscrew three plastic screw tabs then remove the cover underneath.