2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Review | Edmunds.com

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Mitsubishi Mirage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 113 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • Although generally a good little car, the dated Mirage is hallucinating if it thinks it can challenge the class leaders.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sleek styling, quality interior materials, stable handling.

  • Cons

    Questionable crash-test scores and value.

  • What's New for 2000

    The DE Sedan now comes with the more powerful 1.8-liter engine in place of last year's base 1.5-liter power plant. All DE models (sedans and coupes) get a host of luxury items and larger brakes as standard equipment. The LS Sedan also gets a few more standard goodies for 2000.

Full 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

What's New for 2000

The DE Sedan now comes with the more powerful 1.8-liter engine in place of last year's base 1.5-liter power plant. All DE models (sedans and coupes) get a host of luxury items and larger brakes as standard equipment. The LS Sedan also gets a few more standard goodies for 2000.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Still going strong after 13

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe

I bought this Mirage new in February 2000, I've driven it for 13 years and it still gets 34 mpg. I drove it in Washington DC from Feb 2000 to Jun 2007, 76 miles a day, in heavy traffic and on the beltway. It got 40 mpg on the highway then. This car amazed local mechanics in that it has NO oil leaks, everything still works and all I have done is routine maintenance. In 2012, I had to put new struts all around and outer tie rod ends on both sides, other than that it has been routine maintenance. I plan to drive it until it is out of service. Then I'll probably buy another Mitsubishi to replace it.




My favorite car (by a

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe

I bought this car brand new & have owned it for 12 yrs. In that time it has had all regular maintenance done according to the owner's manual, & I've had 0 problems with it. The car drives as nice 12 years later as the day I bought it. I'm up to 133,000 miles & would drive this car anywhere in the country with confidence. I've owned a Galant (replaced the Galant; I wanted a manual transmission & Galants no longer came in them), Prelude, & currently also own a 1969 Mini Cooper (classic version as opposed to a new 1), & this is by far my favorite car to drive (even with the fun appeal that the Mini has). Of the cars I own, this 1 handles the best, is 100% reliable, & averages 40+ mpg.



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I love my car

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe

This car is awesome. I bought it used in 2008, it had 2 previous owners, one for a year or two and the other for about 6 years before i bought it. This thing is sturdy. I've hit things, I've been hit and it will not quit. I've got some pretty bad cosmetic damage. Like, really bad, but i just cant bring myself to give it up because i have not had any major mechanical issues. My mother has a much newer Mazda 6, that she has had both transmission and alternator issues with. The most serious thing i had to get replaced thus far is a bearing. I need to get my exhaust manifold replaced because it is making my car kinda loud, so that is next on the list, but i won't give this car up until I HAVE to




Really a good car

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe

Ive had my 2000 mitsubishi mirage for 6 yrs and and it has 267873 miles all ive ever done to it is change the oil and tranny fluid, put new tires and brakes this car is by far the best car ive ever had it is still runing strong it is better than my honda if this car ever goes under im buying another one.




The red beauty

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan

Ive owned this car for almost 3 years now, it is automatic and i bought it as my very first car. Shes treats me well besides an a/c compressor gone bad at 110k and an alternator at 130k but you gotta expect those kind of things from a woman her age. When i first got her she had 100k miles and put me back only $1800. I work delivery, commute to college, have another job that is 13 miles away one way, redline her daily (the 1.8l beast roars at high rpms) and shes been totaled THREE TIMES (only once in my ownership) so you can tell she could take a beating. I only average around 23 MPG which isnt terrible considering my foot is rather heavy. Perfect for commuting, car is nothing exciting.




Very reliable cheap car

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 4dr Sedan

I bought my 00 mirage used with 21k. I did not have any major/costly issues until August 00. I did 3 tune ups on the car, and oil change every 3-4 months. The car never broke down on me, but as a preventive maintenance, I had the water pump and timing belt changed at 65K.



Talk About The 2000 Mirage

2000 Mitsubishi Mirage Discussions See all Started By

redcar5
redcar5
03-26-2001
annoying to me! I have a 4 door DE 2000 Mirage with 25,000 miles. Other...


iluvmysephia1
iluvmysephia1
01-15-2014
sandman - nope, Mitsubishi Motors of Japan is still their own company. Oh, BTW, they're not leaving the U.S. market. Sales of the Outlander, Outlander Sport, Lancer and also the new Mirage hatchback a...


mirde98
mirde98
03-27-2005
Im a very happy Mitsu owner. Proud original owner of a 1998 Mirage DE Coupe (A/T 1.5 12 valve 92hp) with 99k on the odometer. Never left me stranded and its reliable. More than my friend's 2000 V6 Acc...



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