by Michael on May 11, 2009 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!
by Jacob on Oct 31, 2008 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!
by kid sid 2479 on May 2, 2006 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.
by chad kassinger on Nov 17, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a great car to drive around and just have fun with especially for a teeager or a younger person. It looks sporty and has pretty good power for a 4-cylinder vehicle. I'm thinking about fixing mine up, they make excellent import tuner cars.
by Chiyo on Sep 4, 2005 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.
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.