He really is! He knows NOTHING about cars, and yet gets paid to shill the top-dollar ones to the sheep that watch him.
A highly discounted Mirage is tough to beat in the areas of being affordable, reliable, & economical. If you don't value those things in a vehicle, the Mirage may not be for you. In that case, go ahead & throw away more of your money toward something else. That should be the just of any Mirage review.
If I could have bought a brand new 5-speed manual Honda Fit for $10,000 OTD, I would probably own one. Even though the Honda Fit can't compete in the economy department, too.