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Old 09-14-2017, 12:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My in car review of my 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage SE 5spd. In depth video.

Hi all,

Took some time to do a review while on a long drive today. So many mirage reviews are negative done by magazines and other media outlets being paid for their "reviews"
This is my honest take on the car. It's 3 parts but good quality 1080p at 60fps.
For anyone possibly thinking of a mirage, check it out.

Part 1 and 2 are behind the wheel and part 3 is interior/engine.

Part 1
https://youtu.be/NWNlrdFyA9I


Part 2
https://youtu.be/tRxl-Osh4Zk


Part 3
https://youtu.be/rzN37QO39K4

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Old 09-14-2017, 08:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool!

I'd recommend changing the first 2 videos thumbnail images to a shot of the outside of the car, even using a still image. It'll help with views.

Watching now...
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Cool!

I'd recommend changing the first 2 videos thumbnail images to a shot of the outside of the car, even using a still image. It'll help with views.

Watching now...
I have no idea how to do that haha. I'm not computer savvy at all. I literally shoot the video and upload all from the phone.
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Oh. Ha!

I'm not sure how detailed the phone interface is for changing video settings. I suspect it's similar to the desktop:

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Add or change video thumbnail

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to Creator Studio > Video Manager.
  3. Next to the video, click Edit.
  4. On the left of the preview screen, choose a thumbnail.
  5. Click Save changes.
You can also use the YouTube Studio app to add thumbnail to a video.
More info on changing video thumbs:
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72431?hl=en
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FYI for others reading this:

I just watched all 3 segments. Most people just casually interested in the Mirage won't go that deep, but for anyone actually considering one, it's a comprehensive look at the car's strengths & weaknesses, all while keeping the criticism in context considering it's a $10,500 car with a surprising amount of features.

EcoModders will appreciate the focus on its fuel economy capability (50+ MPG all day long in Pryme's typical driving environment, with little hypermiling effort.)

It's not a fanboi rave. It's a dispassionate, non-snarky look at the vehicle from someone who carefully weighed its pros & cons.

That's more than you can say about the typical auto journo reviews the car has received.

Thumbs up!

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FYI for others reading this:

I just watched all 3 segments. Most people just casually interested in the Mirage won't go that deep, but for anyone actually considering one, it's a comprehensive look at the car's strengths & weaknesses, all while keeping the criticism in context considering it's a $10,500 car with a surprising amount of features.

EcoModders will appreciate the focus on its fuel economy capability (50+ MPG all day long in Pryme's typical driving environment, with little hypermiling effort.)

It's not a fanboi rave. It's a dispassionate, non-snarky look at the vehicle from someone who carefully weighed its pros & cons.

That's more than you can say about the typical auto journo reviews the car has received.

Thumbs up!

Thanks for that!

With that said, I do practice some basic hypermiling techniques daily. I didn't in the video but I do coast as far as I can either in neutral or 5th to stop lights and signs if possible and I do attempt a little P&G where I can.

I also try to accelerate and brake slowly and short shift as well.
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I actually think it's good that you showed "non-hypermiling" results in the video, though. It gives "regular" folks an idea of what the car can do without inflating their expectations.

Of course, the 75 mph interstate commuters won't see 50+ mpg, but that's another story.
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I rented one of these lunchboxes and drove in a 75 MPH zone.

I was not comfortable taking it seventy-five, but that probably has more to do with being broke and I almost never drive that fast.

Everybody here seems to like them, but I was never impressed.

I will try to watch the videos after work, but how would you rate it on a scale of zero to infinity?

Sorry, zero to ten.
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I was not comfortable taking it seventy-five, but that probably has more to do with being broke and I almost never drive that fast.
Was it a pre-2017 model? They have notoriously soft suspension tuning and weird steering feel.

EDIT: also, as a rental, you were stuck with the CVT. Score another point against "confidence-inspiring".
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I rented one of these lunchboxes and drove in a 75 MPH zone.

I was not comfortable taking it seventy-five, but that probably has more to do with being broke and I almost never drive that fast.

Everybody here seems to like them, but I was never impressed.

I will try to watch the videos after work, but how would you rate it on a scale of zero to infinity?

Sorry, zero to ten.
When I'm on the highways in my area I do get it up to 70mph and it's not as relaxed as it is at 55mph that's true but it's still safe and sound feeling. I guess these things can do like 110. That would be nuts in this car imho.

I've owned a car capable of about 180 and I'd feel safer in that at 180 than a mirage at 110. I'd never take the Mirage that fast though.

I'd rate the Mirage about a 9 taking into consideration what it is and what it is not.

Small details I feel they could have done with little to no cost would be hiding the Mic and GPS box from plain view and maybe painting the engine bay for some added protection from rust and even grease etc.

Also the back up camera does glitch sometimes like stutters a little etc.

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