0% financing is good...but most credit unions will finance a new car today for 3%. On a $12,000 loan over 48 months at 3%, you will only pay $750 in interest. In other words, you'd rather have a CASH rebate instead of 0% financing. If you aren't in a hurry, it might be worth waiting for more enticing rebates. At this time 2 years ago, Mirages had a $2500 rebate. Thanks to that and dealer discounts, many of us bought a new Mirage for roughly 33% off MSRP.
Do you have a strong transmission preference? If you want a new Mirage in anything other than a base trim, you can only get a CVT. If you aren't sure, be sure to test drive both. Transmission choice is a BIG decision in these cars.
The Mirage depreciates quickly and there's not much demand for them. So this is not a car you want to buy where you finance 98% of the purchase price (if you can possibly avoid it). THIS guy has been trying to sell his Mirage for over a year. It's a nice car, but I think he's trying to sell it for his loan payoff instead of its actual market value.
There are some great deals to be had on used Mirages. Remember...the 10 year powertrain warranty is only good for the original owner, but these cars are extremely reliable through 100K miles.
In my opinion, there's nothing special about the Auto climate control in these cars. I have it and never use it. You won't use it in the summer if you want the best fuel mileage because it runs the AC compressor too much.
Don't let the 15" wheels on the GT sway your decision. The GT wheels are only 5.5 inches wide and come with an odd size tire (175-55-15) that won't last very long. If someone gave me a new GT, I'd sell the wheels/tires immediately for top dollar and go buy aftermarket wheels that look better and have better tires. This is what I did on my Mirage when it was new.
The pushbutton start is a nice convenience...but I would be OK without it.
The radio in the car shouldn't drive your decision, either. Any decent aftermarket radio will out perform the stock radio.
RC Hill Mitsubishi is well known for some of the lowest advertised prices in the country. Their prices include all possible discounts (some you likely won't qualify for). Florida dealers also have the highest "dealer fees" in the country...some approaching $800-$1000.
Check THIS thread for buying advice...
View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.4 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.7 mpg (Imp)