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    U.S.: Brutal review of the Mirage G4 CVT

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    It's been a long while since I've gotten an e-mail alert about a Mirage review.

    Maybe that's for the best if they're going to be like this one!

    Here's a selection of phrases/adjectives from the review, just to give you a taste:


    • leaves much to be desired
    • a very dreary place to be
    • uncomfortable and unsupportive
    • AC... has the blowing power equivalent to that of a broken desk fan
    • overall build quality and components, which are absolutely abysmal
    • content and quality ... subpar
    • atrocious driving dynamics
    • small bumps and potholes become an ordeal
    • really fails to impress
    • poor interior quality, a lukewarm powertrain and subpar driving dynamics
    • isnít all that good at its intended purpose: transporting


    The writer sums up the car, saying:

    Even within its own class of subcompact cars, the Mirage really underperforms. Competitors like the Honda Fit, Toyota iA and Hyundai Accent are leagues better in terms of value and performance, and come reasonably well equipped at very similar price points. ... Savvy shoppers will see through the Mirage and pick anything else

    A bit overblown, you think? This has to rank as one of the most negative Mirage reviews I've read.

    (But let me not perpetuate the myth that all car reviewers hate the Mirage .)

    Read the full review here: https://highlandernews.org/33643/33643/


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    At least he made comparisons to cars that are close to the correct market segment.

    And he called the drivetrain "lukewarm" rather than cold.

    Some people just don't appreciate honest basic transportation. And, he's not wrong about "value". Look at the price point that Mitsu attempts to put on this car! If you buy one for significantly under the MSRP, which you can, you get a great deal. But, for the $18k sticker price that a lot of them carry? I'd be all over one of the competing cars that he mentioned! As a car reviewer, he's looking at MSRP, and a well-optioned Mirage falls flat due to the price.

    For a $10-12k car, the Mirage is fantastic. For an $16-18k car... not so much.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Well said.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    I feel like we should be reminding MMNA that they really ought to be loaning out base model 5-speeds for media reviews. ONLY.

    Stop pretending these are aspirational vehicles.

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    Car makers. Always out for the big money.

    And the US market... it's just plain fickle. Banks are willing to loan the money, and people feel like they "need" more car than they actually do. It's all about keeping up with the Joneses, and the Joneses got a Hemi in their quad cab RAM pickup!
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I feel like we should be reminding MMNA that they really ought to be loaning out base model 5-speeds for media reviews. ONLY.
    Makes me wonder how many such reviewers are able to operate a manual transmission.

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    That was actually the previous PR manager's response when I suggested this. (He thought I was joking. )

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    the 27 miles per gallon I averaged in 500 miles of mixed driving.
    I really wonder how he managed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    Car makers. Always out for the big money.

    And the US market... it's just plain fickle. Banks are willing to loan the money, and people feel like they "need" more car than they actually do. It's all about keeping up with the Joneses, and the Joneses got a Hemi in their quad cab RAM pickup!
    Umm, no I have a cummins in mine
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Wolf View Post
    I really wonder how he managed that.
    Probably drove it like he stole it.
    Most cars I see at work average on trip B between 38-45mpg(5.1-6.2l/100km). I only saw one car that showed under that, 31mpg(7.4l/100km). That problem was easily fixed.


    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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