by kirk on May 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan
Have had my 98 for about 8 yrs. Averaged 34 mpg, and have seen 45 mpg on straight highway driving. Put on a cold air intake and now it sounds more throaty. Very reliable. Never been in the shop. Lots of room to work on engine. (it's smaller than some motorcycles engines). I always talk about the mileage. Why get a hybrid, is what I Wonder.
by gulati on Feb 6, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 4dr Sedan
Our Mirage LS was exceptionally reliable. Like our previous Colt, not much more than routine maintenance, with tires and brakes lasting 60K. After 120K the car did loose some zip, maybe form diminished compression. And while fuel economy also declined, we could still obtain 35 mpg plus on the long trips.
by Rita on May 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan
I purchased this great little car at an auction a couple of months ago for about $1000. Couldn't believe the next day I cleaned it up and drove it! Ran great! Everything on it working and in tip top shape. Only had $129,000 miles on it. The gas mileage is great and the body looks really good. I ordered a spoiler and some euro lights for it and I'm going to put rims and tint the windows!! Very satisfied with this car.
by Lfloyd on Apr 10, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan
The gas mileage is great. This makes it cheap to operate and it has never left me standing on the side of the road (knock on wood). I have done little more than upkeep type repairs. Changed the timing belt, engine seals, and routine oil changes.
by Gabriel on Jun 29, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan
The Mirage is extremely reliable car. I have over 97,000 miles on my car and have not had a single major mechanical problem, except for the poor quality brakes that came from the factory. I've kept up with the scheduled maintenance of the car and engine, transmission, a/c still run perfectly. My only complaint was the very cheap radio that came with the car. (It stopped working when the car was only a year old).
by Texas Gary on Jul 13, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan
We've had this vehicle for about four
years now, nearly 65,000 miles, without
any problems whatsoever. Only work
needed so far has been for routine
maintenance. Good fuel economy at
~30mpg average city/hwy mix. Our
mechanic even loves it, says it's very
easy to work on.
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