2019 was a busy year for the forum!
There were a lot of threads that got your attention, on topics ranging from navel-gazing, to problem solving, to handy DIY's, to idle chatter. Below are some of the hottest discussions of the year (chosen either because they had the most replies or the most views).
Note: sticking exclusively to a Jan-Dec timeframe handicaps topics that are started late in the year, so I'm including a few stand-outs that were started at the end of the previous year.
Here's hoping 2020 is off to a good start for you & yours - happy, healthy, prosperous!
Also see ...
- Thread: 25 most popular MirageForum topics / threads of 2018
- Thread: The 25 most popular MirageForum threads / topics of 2017
- Thread: The 25 most popular MirageForum threads / topics of 2016
- Thread: The 25 most popular MirageForum topics / threads of 2015
- Thread: The 25 most popular MirageForum topics / threads of 2014
1) Decided to gamble on the little car that every reviewer hates
More and more people are seeing past the negative "professional" reviews and discovering what makes the Mirage a great little car.
23686 views ... 223 replies ... latest post
Started Jan 3, 2019, by Dodge Aries K in Introductions
2) Reasonably Priced Car :: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage SE (Garage entry)
After several years of looking after a fleet of Mirages, Fummins finally buys one of his own!
4682 views ... 145 replies ... latest post
Started Nov 17, 2019, by Fummins in Mirage Garage Discussion
3) 2014 starter / flywheel / ring gear issues (Update: repaired under warranty)
This manufacturing defect affected a few of the 2014 Mirages.
8412 views ... 106 replies ... latest post
Started Feb 1, 2019, by dspace9 in Engines & Transmissions
4) Does anyone wish they had bought Chevy Spark instead?
The Spark managed to outsell Mirage in 2019 in the US by a few thousand cars. Did you consider buying one?
- GM fights back: $9995 2016 Chevrolet Spark Canada's cheapest new car
- Test drive: 2015 Mirage ES vs. 2016 Spark LS
- Wow I'm so glad i didnt buy a daewoo spark
- Fuelly MPG Comparison: Mirage vs. Spark vs. Fit vs. Yaris
- 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage vs. Chevrolet Spark comparison
4442 views ... 104 replies ... latest post
Started Nov 2, 2019, by fc321 in General Discussion
5) More pictures & things I like and things I don't about my Mirage.
Show 'n' tell time from itschad!
9980 views ... 103 replies ... latest post
Started Jul 1, 2019, by itschad in Reviews by Mirage / Space Star Owners (and tire-kickers)
6) What Small Cars Have You Owned (Compact and Smaller)?
Is the Mirage your first small car? Probably not!
5528 views ... 102 replies ... latest post
Started Jul 17, 2019, by The White Mountains in General Discussion
7) Problem: Small Evap Leak!
dspace9 shares the frustration of trying to solve an annoying check engine light situation at the dealership.
4513 views ... 94 replies ... latest post
Started Oct 11, 2019, by dspace9 in Engines & Transmissions
8) Should I buy a 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage GT Hatchback
A pretty self-explanatory thread title.
145081 views ... 80 replies ... latest post
Started Dec 4, 2018, by Criver12 in General Discussion
9) The Small Car Stereotype: You're poor, have bad credit, or in a bad place
Mitsubishi buyers are often stereotyped. Mirage buyers even moreso!
4738 views ... 79 replies ... latest post
Started Oct 18, 2019, by Subcompact Culture in General Discussion
10) @Top_Fuel, question about refuelling (How are you often adding 31L to a ~28L tank?)
The topic of how much fuel people are stuffing into their Mirages has come up a few times on the forum.
5746 views ... 79 replies ... latest post
Started May 5, 2019, by Space Wolf in General Discussion
11) What's that noise? Update: Alternator bearing
4799 views ... 78 replies ... latest post
Started Aug 13, 2019, by benwerks in Engines & Transmissions
12) 2019 Oil change thread
People talk about what oil, filter, schedule & tools they use.
9760 views ... 77 replies ... latest post
Started Apr 6, 2019, by Eggman in Engines & Transmissions
13) Official 2021 Mirage release
The Mirage is getting its second face-lift (and other updates). This will be a 2021 model in North America, but other countries will see it as the 2020 Mirage.
5915 views ... 75 replies ... latest post
Started Nov 18, 2019, by Alex1a1f in Mirage / Space Star News
14) any idea why my 2015 mirage (only 53k miles) keeps dying on the road?
A simple OBD-II add-on can cause all kinds of problems.
7812 views ... 72 replies ... latest post
Started Feb 4, 2019, by longhairmike in Engines & Transmissions
15) Air conditioner not very cold
Are you happy with your AC output?
5735 views ... 72 replies ... latest post
Started Jun 2, 2019, by Dodge Aries K in Technical Discussion
16) Fancy Metro :: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage SE (Garage entry)
MetroMPG finally bought a dirt cheap used Mirage. Took me long enough!
5062 views ... 70 replies ... latest post
Started Nov 16, 2019, by MetroMPG in Mirage Garage Discussion
17) Not getting the magical mileage that is advertised for this car.
Some owners are not very happy when they can't get the rated fuel economy. Often it's self-inflicted.
6002 views ... 68 replies ... latest post
Started May 25, 2019, by Codylehr23 in Fuel Economy / Gas Mileage
18) Does your Mirage start to shake at high speeds, like the 90 mph mark?
Does your Mirage behave at high speed? (I've never even gone 90 mph in mine!)
6265 views ... 65 replies ... latest post
Started Apr 7, 2019, by dspace9 in Technical Discussion
19) Scotty Kilmer weighs in on Mitsubishi.
An opinionated YouTube personality/mechanic sure doesn't like certain brands!
112580 views ... 38 replies ... latest post
Started Mar 11, 2019, by UnderBridgeDweller in General Discussion
20) 2015 Mirage with 119,210 miles so far
MrAmerica1776 uses his Mirage for work and is impressed by it so far. He's wondering what to do when it eventually wears out.
80278 views ... 17 replies ... latest post
Started Mar 10, 2019, by MrAmerica1776 in Introductions
21) Mirage beats Corvette! (As the car with the highest U.S. fatality rate)
Little cars and sports cars both have high fatality rates. Do you wonder why?
65928 views ... 37 replies ... latest post
Started May 15, 2019, by MetroMPG in Mirage / Space Star News
22) TPMS Quick Reference (common problems/solutions/cloning etc.)
Top_Fuel put together yet another extremely useful thread on a topic of interest to a lot of Mirage owners.
46997 views ... 39 replies ... latest post
Started Dec 28, 2018, by Top_Fuel in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension
23) You know you're a Mirage owner/driver when...
Just some observations... most are on the lighter side!
2078 views ... 59 replies ... latest post
Started Jan 20, 2020, by MetroMPG in General Discussion
24) Autocrossing a Mirage
Loren has posted some great info on the numerous modifications he's made to his car for autocrossing.
6531 views ... 41 replies ... latest post
Started Dec 29, 2018, by Loren in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension
25) Complete interior removal, with pictures!
Handy reference by Scratchpaddy!
40365 views ... 20 replies ... latest post
Started Apr 8, 2019, by Scratchpaddy in Interior, Audio & Video