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Old 12-30-2017, 10:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Mitsubishi Mirage is the WORST CAR you can buy!

Never mind 50 mpg driven conservatively, and 60+ mpg when hypermiled!

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Old 12-30-2017, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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And here's the written version of his review, if you don't care to watch the vid:

The Mitsubishi Mirage Is Better Than Nothing
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll have the last laugh with my 50mpg-Mirage owners everywhere.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Haha, entertaining video. I do agree with him on some parts like the handling is very vague. However, I also love the car for a lot of the reasons he criticizes. I love that there isn't some plastic bits covering up all the bolts and other stuff.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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"The car rolls like a North Sea trawler..." was one of my favourite lines in another review of the 2014 model. AND I agreed - it was pretty terrible. (Suspension & steering were tightened up for the 2017's and on.)

Ride plushness of a 1970's Cadillac, though!
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Retro engineering?

One person's TRASH is another's GOLD...and vice versa.

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Old 12-30-2017, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks better equipped than my Insight. FOUR SPEAKERS? AUX INPUT? They even offer cruise control as an option? In fact, I think the only thing he mentioned my Insight has which it doesn't is the steering lock
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Not having steering lock means you can coast with the ignition off and sell the car with less miles on the odo.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Not having steering lock means you can coast with the ignition off and sell the car with less miles on the odo.
Well... you can anyway.
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mitsubishi is a vehicle brand I avoid, although I have no experience with the Mirage. The Eclipse was a fairly lame car. I prefer Japanese makes, but Mitsubishi and Suzuki are 2 that I don't even consider. This thing is worse than the Aveo, huh? Even Nissan versa?

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