Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 2018 Worst Cars Readers Choice - Truth About Cars

  1. #1
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    8,275
    Thanks
    3,583
    Thanked 2,521 Times in 1,579 Posts

    2018 Worst Cars Readers Choice - Truth About Cars

    Name:  2018_Mirage_GT_12.jpg
Views: 338
Size:  42.7 KB

    Guess which car headlines the article?

    Interesting defense in the comments from someone who got a 5-speed Mirage to deliver pizzas.

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20...icles-of-2018/

    Also interesting that some comments compare it to the Yaris as the way to "do it right". Yet Yaris sales are a fraction of the Mirage's.




        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 58.7 mpg (US) ... 24.9 km/L ... 4.0 L/100 km ... 70.4 mpg (Imp)


  2. #2
    Senior Member stevedmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    707
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 223 Times in 165 Posts
    It is a pretty crappy car but it sure is reliable. Mitsubishi makes good cheap cars.

    I don’t brag about my car much but I’ve gotten as much as 55 mpg simply by driving in the 50s.

  3. #3
    Senior Member timw4mail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Michigan
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    241
    Thanks
    113
    Thanked 56 Times in 42 Posts
    So... it's too cheap?

    I really don't understand the ire for the Mirage.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 33.6 mpg (US) ... 14.3 km/L ... 7.0 L/100 km ... 40.4 mpg (Imp)


  4. #4
    Senior Member Cobrajet's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    2,530
    Thanks
    945
    Thanked 1,402 Times in 852 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
    So... it's too cheap?

    I really don't understand the ire for the Mirage.
    Self-professed 'car guys' used to understand cars like the Mirage. Even if they would not buy one themselves they understood why such cars existed. Not anymore. Now they all seem to get off on proudly saying something along the lines of "buy a used Corolla or take the bus!" when discussing this car. As if suggesting a used version of one of the most popular cars ever made proves they are some kind of automotive super-genius!

    Used to be that if you wanted to see a good "top ten list" you had to watch Letterman. Now, the internet is crawling with them.

    Click-bait.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Cobrajet For This Useful Post:

    craigq (11-17-2018)

  6. #5
    Senior Member dspace9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,531
    Thanks
    931
    Thanked 276 Times in 232 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Guess which car headlines the article?

    Interesting defense in the comments from someone who got a 5-speed Mirage to deliver pizzas.
    Chevy sells a ton of Traxs and the Buick variant, you see them on the road constantly, and I know personally like three older co-workers very happy with this small 'ute.

    These snooty reviewers bash these cars because there are obvious flaws to each, they are correct..but they amplify them...never pointing out the positives. Because being negative is easier than seeing the positives.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)


  7. The Following User Says Thank You to dspace9 For This Useful Post:

    inuvik (11-17-2018)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •