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    Top 5 Mitsubishi Mirage Myths Debunked

    I just got back from a 360 mile road trip for business. We took our 2017 Mirage (got 47 MPG!) and it got me to thinking about some of the myths associated with this car. I put together a Top 5 Mitsubishi Mirage Myths Debunked post on Subcompact Culture.

    What other misconceptions have you heard about these cars?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    I just got back from a 360 mile road trip for business. We took our 2017 Mirage (got 47 MPG!) and it got me to thinking about some of the myths associated with this car. I put together a Top 5 Mitsubishi Mirage Myths Debunked post on Subcompact Culture.

    What other misconceptions have you heard about these cars?


    Nice article. Any relation to Otto?

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    You covered all the ones l've heard about or had prior to buying the car. Nice write up Sucompact Culture
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicPunk View Post
    Nice article. Any relation to Otto?
    My father used to say there was a distant relationship, but I don't think that's truly the case. I haven't been able to verify it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    My father used to say there was a distant relationship, but I don't think that's truly the case. I haven't been able to verify it.
    You don't hear it too much, and I'm a flight nut, so it stuck with me. I agree, I think you hit the major myths. Maybe any complaints about a bad ride? Darn near floaty stock, and just right with the rear swaybar. For its size, I'd say its pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subcompact Culture View Post
    What other misconceptions have you heard about these cars?

    MYTH: There are better new cars available. You can buy a new [insert model here] for nearly the same price of a Mirage.


    This argument seems to be part of most Mirage reviews. It's usually because the reviewer is comparing MSRP numbers, not actual prices paid by buyers. When they are reviewing an $18,000 top-trim Mirage, this really makes the Mirage look like a poor value.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 52.1 mpg (US) ... 22.2 km/L ... 4.5 L/100 km ... 62.6 mpg (Imp)


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    ^ Variation on the above:

    - "For the same money you're better off buying a nicer used car than a Mirage"

    Also:

    - "Better not buy a car from Mitsu in the US/Canada because the company's days here are numbered."

    Good article, Andy!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 61.9 mpg (US) ... 26.3 km/L ... 3.8 L/100 km ... 74.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Great article Andy. Hate to be that guy, but on the Daox sway bar mention, you have the website as MirageForm
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Basic View Post
    Great article Andy. Hate to be that guy, but on the Daox sway bar mention, you have the website as MirageForm
    Gah! Thank you for the proofreading! I'll change it now. Also, never hesitate to be "that guy." Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    ^ Variation on the above:

    - "Better not buy a car from Mitsu in the US/Canada because the company's days here are numbered."

    Good article, Andy!
    I contemplated adding this, but I didn't want to get into the whole deal. Maybe for another article.



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