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Cheap to high performance
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By Michael
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

Inside style, solid doors, comfortable sport seats, no mechanical problems.


Suggested Improvements

This is the last year but there are a lot of after market parts for performance upgrades.


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Awesome Mitsu!
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By Jacob
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Favorite Features

Great mpg! Pretty feisty little car. No corvette but for the engine size it's kinda like a minature doberman! Cheap parts to make it faster.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing!


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Pretty good car
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By Just4God
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Over all this is a good car. I drove it for a little over 3 years when I traded it in for something larger. Very dependable.


Favorite Features

Transmission and battery. The tranny is mated perfectly with the engine. Also this had the best oem battery I have ever seen in a car.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior design and or mirrors. The biggest problem that this car has is huge blind spots.


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Mitusbishi ride to thrill
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By kid sid 2479
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Its has good looks and is sporty. Its easy to use controls are not high tech and confusing.


Suggested Improvements

More power would be good, but I don't race so I think they should improve on its safety features.


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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage LS
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By chad kassinger
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The engine sound and the stock radio (CD player). It has great bass quality and sound.


Suggested Improvements

The only thing that I would improve if I could would be the rattle of the trunk and some of the inside body parts.


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Gets you from A to B
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By Chiyo
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

The rear end styling is good, decent gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Quality of products used in interior, more hp?


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Not bad, but nothing to write home about
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By MG1
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Quiet a highway speeds. Fairly reliable and made in Japan. A/C is nice and strong.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage is terrible. I only get 25- 26MPG at 80 MPH. To get 30MPG one needs to drive not more than 50MPh. My other car is a Honda SUV and it gets 26Mpg. If you want a car that's good on gas, this isn't it.


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Commuter's Ride
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By mgevedon
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe DE 2dr Coupe (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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


Favorite Features

My favorite feature would have to be how nice the car looks while being comfortable, reliable and economical.


Suggested Improvements

1. Replace type of fabric/carpet liner for floors and trunk. Debris-leaves, dog hair, and other linear dirt gets stuck in the weave and is hard to get out. 2. Raise clearance from ground just a bit. Nosegard scrapes ground on rough pavement with high angles.


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great cheap sports coupe
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By SU college man
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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i bought my 2002 mirage ls to replace my '95 neon. the mirage is a great affordable car for college with plenty of sport. this car is cheap and reliable and i don't feel like i should be picking up the kids from soccer practice in it. great car for college, i intend to keep this for a long time. also has very eager acceleration for a 4 cylinder engine. fully loaded and very attractive.


Favorite Features

sun roof, spoiler, sporty interior (and exterior) design, eager acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

a bit more horsepower, cruise, and keyless entry. i also wish mine were manual transmission.


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My Mirage
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By Alip
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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Coupe LS 2dr Coupe (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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very reliable and an excellent design for a coupe type but the engine needed an extra additional boost to make-it powerful on the road among it class.


Favorite Features

triptronics buttons,for an excellent cruise.Bulky chassis design.An aerodynamic looks.


Suggested Improvements

A better 4G63 engines for SEA market instead of present 4G13.


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