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    Jalopnik - The Case for the Mitsubishi Mirage

    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. Thatís likely also in part because the Mirage has less and less competition in its segment. Subcompact cars are getting discontinued left and right. But itís also because the Mirage is probably the best kind of car there is: a cheap car that functions, and isnít pretending otherwise."


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    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."
    I read this, and liked the article. THEN i read the comments. And they're still pure hate. I don't understand.

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    I didn't read it. But I had a co worker tell me he's considering buying a car and want's either a 2010 Hyundai Genesis(or is it just Genesis), or a 2017 Mirage. He was easily impressed by the hyundai's leather(pleather). Kept asking about how much oem parts are and questions that really don't matter. I told him I don't much about the Genesis, but I wouldn't buy a 10 year old Hyundai unless it was crazy cheap. It can and will be more expensive to maintain that over a Mirage. The Mirage is a clunky, tipsy crappy slow car. But it's cheap to buy, cheapest thing on 4 wheels to fill up with gas, and used parts are becoming easier to find every day. You can pick up a low mileage engine and transmission for under $1200 up here. I can't speak for the other cars but I can be sure I would rather replace an engine or transmission in a Mirage than any other modern car sold in these parts. And anyone with hand full of tools can replace just about any part on these cars. I could go on rambling the same crap over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over
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    But I won't.
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    2010 was still a Hyundai Genesis.

    AAAAAAANNNNND i know you could say it over and over again. I'm kind of the same way about these. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap. Cheap.

    And that's why I own one. Maybe a second one in the future too. You know. Car for Lyft and then a car for family.

    Anyway..

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    I tried harder. but kept getting this message:

    The text that you have entered is too long (274009 characters). Please shorten it to 20000 characters long.
    My mom says I'm cool

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    Jalopnik has written a bunch of mostly not-terrible articles about the Mirage through the years.

    We definitely have a friend in Jason Torchinsky, who freely admits he's a fan of endearing little @&#*boxes. (You'll remember he wrote this excellent rebuttal to a scathing New York Times review of the Mirage.)

    But today's commenters sure aren't going along with the sentiment of the latest article! Lotsa hate!

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    The seventh is that the interior is unfussy and looks like this
    That’s because there isn’t anything actually wrong with the Mirage, and for all the time that car enthusiasts spend complaining that cars are too complicated these days, that cars these days have too many semi-autonomous features that they don’t need or want, that cars these days have too many dumb big screens that they neither want nor need, that cars these days are simply too refined, well, the Mirage is just sitting right there.
    Spot on. I sit in my brother's Subaru XV (Crosstrek in the US market), or in my father-in-law's VW Lamando (an Asian market car, roughly the equivalent of the Passat) and think "WTF, am I in a spaceship." What are all the lights and buttons there for?


    It’s also a car with more personality than a Spark, Accent, Rio, and Versa combined, though I suspect the Mirage’s real crime is that it’s too honest. You simply don’t need most of what modern cars give you.
    Amen and alleluiah!

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    For proof that the Mirage has personality compared to the main competition (Spark/Versa in the U.S.), just check out their forums. It's crickets.

    The Mirage, maybe a little improbably, has an actual community of enthusiasts.

    PS: Hi, Alpha_One! Good to see you again.

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    Hey Darin. I'm often here I just usually lurk. My Mirage just turned over 50,000 km this month.

    It's been completely trouble free for the nearly 8 years that I've had it. Can't say the same for my friends who bought a Fiesta (an alleged "better value for money" car as per the Jalopnik commentariat); that was a hot selling car when the Mirage came out. I barely see any Fiestas on our streets anymore, but Mirages of similar vintage (whether in hatch or G4 guise) are still extremely common.

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    99% of the comments were from non-owners. Toss in a few liars that claim they had a rental for fake validity. I dont believe Hertz or Enterprise bought alot of these over the years at all. I never see them in their lots and the highway I live off of has multiple dealerships, towing, rental places, you name it. Nissan dwarfs Mitsu in rental sales by far I bet.



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