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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

Mitsubishi Mirage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 92 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 28/36 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

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  • Pros

    More attractive, roomy, and sporty than ever before.

  • Cons

    Traction control is not available, and the insurance cost is fairly high.

  • What's New for 1997

    The Mirage is totally redesigned for 1997, sharing little with the model it replaces. Mitsubishi claims that interior size has been…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)

Great mirage, fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 2dr Coupe

9 months into ownership- It's a surprisingly great car to own. Fantastic gas mileage = 29/35mpg for me. Quite peppy and quick for such a small engine. Maintenance is easy and affordable - no big problems yet. I hesitated to buy the car, thinking I needed a Honda Civic instead, but I was so wrong! With the exception of looks, this car is right on par with the Civics. Exterior design is not the best, but the interior is good. No complaints thus far and the previous owner said the same. I paid $1000 for it instead of $4000 for a similar Civic - easy choice in this economy. I thought it needed a paint job, but a waxing got rid of the dullness - it looks great! Reliable mpg alternative.

My little black ride

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 4dr Sedan

I love this damn car. Would never ever get rid of it. My mom was the 2nd owner she drove it for five years and passed it on to me. I've had it now for four years and i just love it. im shopping for a newer car just to have in case she dies on me. but even then ill patch her up and park her in the garage for my back up ride. if you happen to run across one of these babies for sale,jump on it. Great vehicle! It keeps going and going. LOL

A car that keeps going....

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Vehicle: 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe

I purchased a 97 Mirage right off the show room in 97. I had one accident where she hit me 3 times on the passenger side and the car took a beating and it keeps ticking. I replace the door and the front end, had it repainted and fix the dent near the gas tank. My car still looks good. This car paid for itself 10 times over. I love this car!

Gas Mileage


  • 28
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  • 36
  • highway
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Full 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

What's New for 1997

The Mirage is totally redesigned for 1997, sharing little with the model it replaces. Mitsubishi claims that interior size has been increased and that NVH have been reduced.

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for black colored 98-03 Galants. I have a 98 Mirage DE with 123k, 03 Lancer ES, 78k, 2 friends of mine have '00 Galant ES, 107k and '04 Galant DE, my stepfather still have his '98 Mirage with more th...

out of business. My first Mitsubishi was a 1997 Mirage LS Coupe, Bangkok blue. What a great car. I drove it 9 years with no problems at all. That dealer Gatewy Mitsubihi in Portland went under 2 mont...

I have a 92 mit mirage with 111k miles on it. the timing belt was changed by previous owner at 51k miles in 1997. it's been six years and 60k miles. I'm tryin to push for a change till 125k miles s...