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.
Excellent gas economy, very reliable, cute design, excellent value
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