Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 30

Thread: Mirage beats Corvette! (As the car with the highest U.S. fatality rate)

  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Rossville, IN
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    So this is all just a scientific wild guess,but a good deal of mirage's bought new are owned by people with very poor credit(Mitsubishi's in house credit company is one of the few in house companies that will loan to the lowest subprime customers). These people are frequently going to be very young, or dumb, or both. Makes for lots of the crashing.



  2. #12
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,681
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked 1,086 Times in 592 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gonggong View Post
    This could be the reason why the insurance for the Mirage is higher.
    I always figured it was because a Mirage is usually totaled in any collision above 30 mph where an airbag or two is deployed.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.2 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.5 mpg (Imp)


  3. #13
    Senior Member timw4mail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Michigan
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    145
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 40 Times in 29 Posts
    Always interesting when Jalopnik gives perspective to the numbers:

    https://jalopnik.com/americas-most-d...saf-1834762891

        __________________________________________

        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. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to timw4mail For This Useful Post:

    daleWV (05-15-2019),Fummins (05-15-2019),MetroMPG (05-15-2019),Top_Fuel (05-15-2019)

  5. #14
    Senior Member Top_Fuel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Ohio
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    1,681
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked 1,086 Times in 592 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by timw4mail View Post
    Always interesting when Jalopnik gives perspective to the numbers:

    https://jalopnik.com/americas-most-d...saf-1834762891
    That's a good read. Thanks for posting.

    Just don't read the comments after the Jalopnik article if you are easily offended...

    So how do we know the Mirage owners did not buy the car, immediately regret his/her decision and decided to ram the car head on into a wall just to be rid of it?
    Last edited by Top_Fuel; 05-15-2019 at 07:15 PM.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 51.2 mpg (US) ... 21.8 km/L ... 4.6 L/100 km ... 61.5 mpg (Imp)


  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Top_Fuel For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (05-15-2019)

  7. #15
    **CAPTAIN FANTASTIC** Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    A well lit back alley
    Country
    Cuba
    Posts
    1,748
    Thanks
    691
    Thanked 932 Times in 557 Posts
    I had to laugh at that one too! ^ I gotta agree with the comments about the mustang crowd crushers being dangerous.
    Truck
    POS Nissan
    Optima

  8. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Minnesota
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    192
    Thanks
    178
    Thanked 86 Times in 56 Posts
    I would still get another one. There are way too many variables and factors at play but with those stats, it is what it is. I'm not surprised that the Mirage is more common, since as many have said on this thread; that the Mirage is the cheapest car to buy and Mitsubishi will just give a loan to literally anyone.

    If anything, I'm just waiting for a Mirage to pop up at my local junkyard so I can have a few spare parts!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 43.6 mpg (US) ... 18.5 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 52.4 mpg (Imp)


  9. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    New Jersey
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    131
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked 37 Times in 26 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Maybe not the contest we want the Mirage to win:



    This newly released study paints a not-unsurprising picture of the deadliest cars in the U.S. by distance driven. The worst offenders are sub/compacts and sports/sporty cars.

    It also lays out the most fatalities in the SUV/crossover class, and pickup truck class.

    Full article/methodology here: https://www.iseecars.com/most-dangerous-cars-2019-study

    Would this have changed your decision to get a Mirage if you'd known? Not for me - I've always willingly driven cars on the "deathtrap" end of the scale, but I drive defensively regardless of what I'm in.
    Oh great!?!? I actually own both a 2017 Mirage and a 2009 Corvette Convertible. I definitely did not want to be in the top two on this list at all.

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MirageSEFan For This Useful Post:

    Eggman (05-15-2019),MetroMPG (05-15-2019)

  11. #18
    Member ioriknight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    CALIFORNIA
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    44
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked 40 Times in 19 Posts
    https://jalopnik.com/americas-most-d...saf-1834762891

    A pretty good report about the report

  12. #19
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    7,291
    Thanks
    2,758
    Thanked 2,116 Times in 1,300 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MirageSEFan View Post
    Oh great!?!? I actually own both a 2017 Mirage and a 2009 Corvette Convertible. I definitely did not want to be in the top two on this list at all.
    :-D

    Could I please have whichever one is left after you perish in your inevitable wreck??

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  13. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    Pryme (05-17-2019)

  14. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    IL
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    186
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 45 Times in 30 Posts
    It's easy to also see why the mirage is up top... It's a number one choice for rental use and cheap rental use at that. So based on their survey data to approximate mileage there's going to be a lot of Mirages for sale coming off rental fleets with 30-40k on them in that time period. I'm surprised the Yaris isnt on the same list for the same reason.


    -Karl B. Relevant vehicle for here is a 2019 Mirage ES 5 speed hatchback. Lots of Toyotas and old Chryslers also.

Posting Permissions

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