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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 27/35 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage

  • Only if you really, really want a two-door subcompact, should you consider the Mirage coupe. And even then, you really shouldn't.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp handling, low entry price, attractive shape.

  • Cons

    Horsepower-deficient base engine, minimal amount of features with DE trim, poor crash-test results.

  • What's New for 2002

    Though the Mirage sedan has been discontinued to make room for the all-new Lancer sedan, Mitsubishi will continue to offer the Mirage coupe. Only a few minor changes -- a new audio faceplate, an emergency inside-trunk release and a new chrome badge -- are in store this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (7 total reviews)


Cheap to high performance

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

This car handles great, good on gas, to gain more horse just replace air filter with a KN filter. That will give you 12 additional horse power and if you spend an additional $150 bucks you can up the performance with an after market chip for extra 30 hp without affecting smog. Cheapest way to get performance for a very reliable car-try it!




Awesome mitsu!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Got my 2002 Mirage in '03.I hear a lot about bad mpg but mine gets an awesome 35+ mpg. Fun car with killer body kits, carbon fiber hoods, cold air intakes, etc. I've done a lot to mine and it just gets better mpg. Turbos for the 1.5l is out there but are expensive. Mine has 100+hp with 2.5 exhaust and cold air intake. So power is good and easily achieved. Cheap car, so cheap interior can we expect more? It does the job!



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Mitusbishi ride to thrill

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car in April 2006 for only $7,999. It recently hit 23,000 miles. It was cheap and affordable. It was the best deal from a car dealership plus it still had avpowertrain warranty on it. It was easy to drive and had less confusing controls inside the car. It handled like a dream. It was a sporty looking car. The back part of it looks like Honda Coupe. I am not complaining about the power. It could have more, but that would make it more expensive. The car is very affordable, nice, and fun to drive of course. It does not give a good milege on roadways but on highways it does pretty well. For people with a tight budget who want a decent, sporty, eye-catching car, this would be it.




Gets you from a to

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I got this used with 36,000 miles on it. The car has good exterior styling, but the inside feels cheap. The seats, sun visors, air filters. The sound system is not that great. The door is too heavy. The car is very slow, so it gets decent gas mileage. It seems fairly reliable, and gets me from A to B without much problems. The wheel size is small, so the tires don't cost much either. I got this car because I got a good deal on it...Otherwise, I'd have chosen something more fun to drive...like the Mazda Protege I have had.




Not bad, but nothing to

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought this car when it was 8 months old fo a very decent price. It's good basic transportation but nothing more. It will get you to work and back with no major drama. Once it gets up to speed, it isn't bad, but it is very slow off the line. So slow, it can be dangerous. Drive it until it dies, because it has no resale value. Quality of materials is very cheap. I see 2-3 year old Mirages with the paint peeling off or very faded. I wax mine 3 times/year and so far I am lucky.




Commuter's ride

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Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

This is a good car for commuting. It is comfortable, reliable and economical. It handles well in adverse weather conditions.



Full 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

What's New for 2002

Though the Mirage sedan has been discontinued to make room for the all-new Lancer sedan, Mitsubishi will continue to offer the Mirage coupe. Only a few minor changes -- a new audio faceplate, an emergency inside-trunk release and a new chrome badge -- are in store this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
/
  • 35
  • highway
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