Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 38

Thread: Jalopnik - The Case for the Mitsubishi Mirage

  1. #21
    Cornwallis Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Pyongyang
    Country
    North Korea
    Posts
    4,293
    Thanks
    1,686
    Thanked 1,967 Times in 1,322 Posts
    Okay, I finally read that article. The writer nailed it. The comments made my eyes bleed. I guess all the retards of the internet jumped in there talking about how small cars aren't necessary in North murica cause gas is cheap, you can buy way better cars for more money(well no ****), they're unreliable, terrifying to drive, ugly.

    I'd comment too but it'd cut into my avatar swapping time.


    My mom says I'm cool

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.4 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 44.9 mpg (Imp)


  2. #22
    it'd cut into my avatar swapping time.
    Huh. I'd just assumed you'd automated that somehow.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 66.3 mpg (US) ... 28.2 km/L ... 3.5 L/100 km ... 79.6 mpg (Imp)


  3. #23
    Senior Member dspace9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Canada
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,697
    Thanks
    1,066
    Thanked 316 Times in 262 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by 2of9 View Post
    I keep telling my friends...go get a Mirage. lol. Everyone has driven mine loves it. It's a mid-90's modern car. haha. Well, at least before the touchscreen lcd were standard.

    https://jalopnik.com/the-case-for-th...8z-dgaTf_IiEDU

    " Mirage sales have increased every year since 2013, according to GoodCarBadCar.com, rising to 26,966 last year. That’s likely also in part because the Mirage has less and less competition in its segment. Subcompact cars are getting discontinued left and right. But it’s also because the Mirage is probably the best kind of car there is: a cheap car that functions, and isn’t pretending otherwise."
    My favourite quote in the whole article is the following:

    "It’s a vehicle that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Clinton administration except it also has traction control."

    For me, my Mirage ES hatch 2014 has been a good car for 6.5 years. Except last year when I spent 75 hours at the Mitsubishi dealer getting my car fixed. I think the 2015 onward Mirages are what Fummins keeps saying: simple car, non-cramped under the hood. Simple car for 2nd world countries, more than Canada or the UK. So on our roads the Mirage looks a bit ridiculous. But like the reviewer said in the Japonik article, the Mirage's interior is really nice.

    Interior is plain, but simple and functional. When I first got my Mirage, my friend said there is no chrome in the car or any on the exterior.. all black. This makes the interior feel even more modern than the RVR rentals I have had in the past, or the Lancer Sportback interior I had, looked way more dated.

    My Mirage replaced my 1998 Ford Escort wagon, so yes Mirage is much more than a 1990s backward mobile.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


  4. #24
    Senior Member timw4mail's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Michigan
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    246
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked 58 Times in 44 Posts
    As much as I liked 90s styling with tiny grills and a top half of glass... not having to worry about structural rust, better crumple zones, and more airbag protection are huge advantages for the Mirage.

    But hey, the flappy door handles are a nice 90s throwback.

        __________________________________________

        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)


  5. #25
    Cornwallis Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Pyongyang
    Country
    North Korea
    Posts
    4,293
    Thanks
    1,686
    Thanked 1,967 Times in 1,322 Posts
    I'd be lying if I said I felt safe in a Mirage. But I don't worry about dying, just gotta drive a little more defensively. Act like everyone else on the road is a retard. Works great so far.
    My mom says I'm cool

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.4 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 44.9 mpg (Imp)


  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I'd be lying if I said I felt safe in a Mirage. But I don't worry about dying, just gotta drive a little more defensively. Act like everyone else on the road is a retard. Works great so far.
    Being a truck driver for 7 years before working in a body shop has taught me this concept well. Everyone else is dumb except you. Expect everyone to screw up at any time.

  7. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MCMfan92 For This Useful Post:

    Fummins (07-17-2020),inuvik (07-17-2020)

  8. #27
    Cornwallis Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Pyongyang
    Country
    North Korea
    Posts
    4,293
    Thanks
    1,686
    Thanked 1,967 Times in 1,322 Posts
    I wonder how some people got their license. Some guys/gals can back up a 53' trailer around a corner with no issue, and I've watched others take 30 mins and end up like this
    My mom says I'm cool

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.4 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 44.9 mpg (Imp)


  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Fummins For This Useful Post:

    Cobrajet (07-18-2020)

  10. #28
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    123
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked 34 Times in 23 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I wonder how some people got their license. Some guys/gals can back up a 53' trailer around a corner with no issue, and I've watched others take 30 mins and end up like this
    I am one of those who has no issue with backing. Short trailers are way harder to back imo...

    Anyway I don't find the Mirage unsafe.

  11. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 38 Times in 27 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    My favourite quote in the whole article is the following:

    "It’s a vehicle that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the Clinton administration except it also has traction control."

    For me, my Mirage ES hatch 2014 has been a good car for 6.5 years. Except last year when I spent 75 hours at the Mitsubishi dealer getting my car fixed. I think the 2015 onward Mirages are what Fummins keeps saying: simple car, non-cramped under the hood. Simple car for 2nd world countries, more than Canada or the UK. So on our roads the Mirage looks a bit ridiculous. But like the reviewer said in the Japonik article, the Mirage's interior is really nice.

    Interior is plain, but simple and functional. When I first got my Mirage, my friend said there is no chrome in the car or any on the exterior.. all black. This makes the interior feel even more modern than the RVR rentals I have had in the past, or the Lancer Sportback interior I had, looked way more dated.

    My Mirage replaced my 1998 Ford Escort wagon, so yes Mirage is much more than a 1990s backward mobile.
    It's a funny quote, but it's factually incorrect... the Mirage has a lot more safety features than just "Traction control."

    The Mirage has a lot more going on safety wise than most 90's economy cars could ever dream of, case and point, how many 90's economy cars had the following standard equpiment:

    7 Airbags (Side curtain and knee for driver)
    ABS (some economy cars had this option back in the 90s, but not many)
    Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
    Traction & Active Stability Control (TCL & ACL)
    Brake Override System (BOS)
    Brake Assist System (BAS)
    "RISE" (high strength steel crash beams)

    The 2021 Mirage is supposed to have even more safety features than listed above, according to the press release that was posted back on here a few months back.

    People really have no idea just how much safer modern cars are now (even cheap ones) compared to a normal mid size car back in the 90s.

    I grew up riding around in the back of a 1998 Dodge Neon, want to talk about crash test results between that and the current Mirage?

    Moderate Overlap Test, 1st gen Neon vs. 6th Gen Mirage.

    https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle...oor-sedan/1997

    Name:  97dodgeneon.jpg
Views: 81
Size:  65.5 KB

    https://www.iihs.org/ratings/vehicle...hatchback/2014

    Name:  14mirage.jpg
Views: 84
Size:  68.5 KB

    That being said, these tests don't really mean that much anyway when you get by a much higher, heavier truck, either way it's going to be bad.
    Last edited by javensbukan; 07-17-2020 at 04:52 PM.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to javensbukan For This Useful Post:

    MetroMPG (07-17-2020)

  13. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 38 Times in 27 Posts
    Update on this article:

    "The Chevy Sonic is dead. So is the Toyota Yaris. So is the Ford Fiesta. The Chevy Spark, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, and Mini Hardtop are all still sold here, and the Honda Fit is too, but maybe not for long. For my money, though, I’m increasingly in on the Mitsubishi Mirage"

    They've now confirmed that the Honda Fit is being discontinued in the US... no word about Canada yet.

    "The Honda Fit is getting discontinued in the U.S., alongside the Civic coupe and the manual Accord. Which has me, a Honda Fit owner, feeling a little emotional, so forgive me when I say get bent, Honda."

    https://jalopnik.com/dead-honda-fit-1844418117

    I didn't even own a Fit, and this makes me a little sad.

    Small, affordable cars you can buy, 2021 USA & Canada:

    Chevrolet Spark, Kia Rio, Hyundai Accent (US - Sedan only), Versa and the Mirage.


    Last edited by javensbukan; 07-17-2020 at 05:09 PM.

Posting Permissions

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