Here's a balanced used Mirage review/buyer's guide (peppered with links to this forum).
The good:The real appeal of the Mirage, as a used buy, is its highly affordable pricing with access to some remaining portion of the vehicle’s lengthy powertrain warranty. [...] Mirage should prove cheap to run and easy to own, though shoppers should take steps to confirm [it's in good condition].
The bad:Owners appreciate mischievous manoeuvrability, a flexible cabin, thrifty fuel mileage, good high-beam performance after dark, and relatively refined highway driving manners. Mirage is also loved for being cheap to buy and cheap to fuel.
The writer suggests used Mirage shoppers should pay attention to:
- rear tire wear
- warning lights
- airbag recall
- howling sound (wheel bearing)
- FAST key issues
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