Good piece, that review had a lot more flavour and personality than a lot of divisive reviews for our Mirage. Sounds like the base model still has roll-down windows in the back on the base LE (now). Not sure about in the States.
Their tester is a sharp looking Mirage. Yes, my "miniature Mitsubishi is back-to-basics"
I have noticed that my 8 year old 2013/2014 Mirage is getting the rattles pretty bad all over the place lol. My car drives fine and gets 4.4 L / 100 km's - 5.0 L /100 km's @ 80 km's per hour. That's my dash computer's reading, may be a few orange slices short of an orange, but a ballpark good idea of great mpgs.
Mirages are humble and nimble, and even kinda entertaining in city driving. You can take advantage of situations, but you do have to think ahead with speed... since you can't just stop and go fast and slow like a Tesla. That can't be safe in every situation. Like those kids who stole their dad's Porsche in Toronto and sliced it in two.
View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.2 mpg (US) ... 17.9 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.7 mpg (Imp)