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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Mitsubishi Mirage Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 111 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 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

    Doesn't quite measure up to competition.

  • What's New for 2001

    All 2001 Mirages now have tether anchors for child seats and meet LEV standards. A power sunroof is now available with the coupe's sport package. Sedan buyers can choose from the LS or the new base ES trim model that replaces the DE model. Nothing else has changed but the designation -- John Mellencamp? John Cougar? John Cougar Mellencamp?

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great car!

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I've had this car since 2002, and it has been the best car. Super reliable. Holds up to normal wear and tear very well. Styling looks pretty good too (kind of looks like the A4 from the same time period!). Good gas mileage. Never had any major problems. I would buy this car again for sure. Very very under rated.




Great reliable vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car in 2001 with 18k on it, and it has been a great car to me. I'm a high-mileage driver and didn't have to sink hardly any money into it until recently, and it had about 165000 at that point! No major problems whatsoever, just normal wear-and-tear replacements. I would buy another one of these in a heartbeat, but unfortunately they've discontinued them.




I love my rage(1.8l es

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I am the third owner of this car, my sis bought on 2001, then my bro took over, then I bought from my bro, it has almost 150,000 miles now and its running strong, very good on gas. I get about 31-32 mpg w/city/hwy combined and running on 17'inch wheels. I've had no major problems w/this car, just only minor maintenance, I will keep this car as long as its alive.



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Follow up to earlier review

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I believe a truly accurate review on a vehicle should include proper time/mileage increments. I currently have almost 150k on my 01 ES Sedan. My opinion has not changes since my last review. I average between 31- 35mph on mostly highway commutes. This vehicle has not let me down. The engine while slow is smooth and reliable. The transmission works well with the engine. The car is much more comfortable than its size belies. I do agree that cruise control would be nice, the paint chips easily, and a tachometer should be standard. However, considering that I have not had a car payment in 5 years and the car is so easy to keep and maintain, I will gladly live without. only 1 non pm fix; AC line




I love my mirage

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I bought my mirage back in July of 2007. It is a 2001. I love the little thing. Especially since gas is very high now. At price of 3.75 I can drive 300 miles off 37 dollars and thats speeding most of the time. The thing that I don't like is that I don't have any cup holders in my car and the fact that it does not have auto locks and windows or cruise control. Other than that though this car is great.




So easy to drive

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Vehicle: 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

I really love my car! Very basic wear & tear over the years. No major work needed! I've driven my car to California, Arizona, Texas, and all over the Rockies here in Colorado! Does well is any weather on any type of road! It's so fun and easy to drive! Great gas mileage! I wish it had cruise control, but it's the best purchase I've ever made! I'm so proud of my car! I love it!



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Full 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

What's New for 2001

All 2001 Mirages now have tether anchors for child seats and meet LEV standards. A power sunroof is now available with the coupe's sport package. Sedan buyers can choose from the LS or the new base ES trim model that replaces the DE model. Nothing else has changed but the designation -- John Mellencamp? John Cougar? John Cougar Mellencamp?

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Talk About The 2001 Mirage

2001 Mitsubishi Mirage Discussions See all Started By

mirde98
mirde98
09-04-2006
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...


gator_28
gator_28
01-03-2003
I hope the Lancer is a much better car than the dreadful Mirage. I owned a 98 Mirage and a 95 Eclipse and these two cars were the worse cars that I have ever came across. My Mitsubishi cars were in th...


galant56
galant56
05-29-2003
Mitsubishi is at its best when releasing a new model after it has had a few years to study the competition. The redesigned 97 Mirage had all of the good stuff the much improved 93-97 Corolla contained...



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