I have a 2015 mirage hatchback that i use for Uber. The car gets a lot of hard use driving for Uber between lots of miles, bad roads, and interior wear and tear with people. I was so impressed with it that i bought the G4 SE with all the options. Reviewers dont get these cars and why people buy them. Is it fast? No, Its great on gas! Does it handle great, No, It has a great balance of ride and handling. Is it Tech heavy, No, but anyone can drive it and figuare out how everything works. Is the interior cheap? not anymore than cars that cost a lot more and the seats are comfortable and lots of room for real adults. Reviewer said buy a used car that is better, Why would i buy a used car that the warrenty will be up soon when the G4 has 5/60 bumper to bumper and 10 year powertrain. And the Mirage has a better reliability and does better in crash test than most of other cars in this class.
Since i wrote this review a car ran a intersection and totalled my hatchback that i used for Uber. I was so impressed with how it held up with such a hard hit , i was fine afterwards other than being a little sore. Although I was happy with the hatchback I decided to buy the base G4 with the 5 speed manual to have a little bigger car for Uber passangers. I bought it from the same dealer i bought the G4 SE. So now I have the base car and a loaded SE. I paid 10,330.00 plus tax,tag,title for the base car and although i was surprised it didnt come standered with Bluetooth ( really mitsubish ? Bluetooth sould be standard on all cars ) It comes with keyless,PW, PL, CD player, remote trunk and gas door, auto headlights, that i would gladly give up for Bluetooth. All the bad reviews by the car magazines and reviewers just confirms to me that these people are crazy. What can you buy NEW with a 10 year warranty for that kind of money? Consumer Reports says its the worst car ever tested ? Really ? Well according to Consumer Reports the car rates better in crash tests has a better reliability ratings than other cars in its class and gets better fuel economy and has a better warranty. Im happy I didnt listen to the reviewers Go look at one and drive it and see for yourself the value in this car if looking for a good transportation car thats not used.
It reminds me of a 1999 dodge neon I'll edit if the paint starts chipping and flaking off the roof, but that's really the best way to describe this car, a 16 year old neon, same plastic interior, same engine sound, same cramped driver space. There are 3 good things about this car, the price, the gas mileage, and the warranty, that's it. It's better than walking, taking the bus, or calling Uber or Lyft to get around, but something tells me I should have saved more money or waited until tax return time to get a better car, but for my situation, it's what I had to get. Didn't think about how it'll drive in the snow if it's a bad winter, but we'll see. A good first car for someone definitely not speeding around in this.
I just purchased a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE CVT in Wine Red and love it. I traded my 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES CVT with Navigation and the updates are extensive. The interior on the 2017s has so many upgrades such as seat fabric material, interior piano trim, seat support, sound insulation, new gauge cluster, new steering wheel, new audio unit with apple car play and android auto, 4 more horsepower and a new roller cam shaft, new suspension updates, smoother idle, fender insulation, heated seats, auto dimming rear view mirror, wide angle rear view camera (G4), rear fold down arm rest with cup holders and even the way the shifter feels going into gear is much smoother. The updates are amazing in making this car feel more substantial.
I got the Light Gray interior which adds a level of class to the interior and will be adding the Mitsubishi Center Console Armrest for $138.95 (my 2015 had it installed). The room inside the G4 is unreal, its huge and the trunk is cavernous!!! I also love the dark chrome alloy wheels and matching front grill. This paint color (Wine Red) is so unique and classy looking.
I had no issues with my 2015 and only traded for the upgrades and the deal I got on this 2017 Top Trim G4 SE. It was $18,115.00 and I got it for $12,714.00 at Renn Kirby Mitsubishi in Frederick MD you should really check out their deals! If you do be sure to see Tommy Moberly he sold us our 2016 Outlander Sport GT and our 2017 Mirage G4 SE and was amazing.
While driving in town the ride is much more quiet and takes bumps with less of a thud and the idle is 50% smoother and quieter. The seats feel extra stuffed and the material is for sure much more premium feeling. The Apple Car Play alone is one of my favorite features and props to Mitsubishi for incorporating that!!! Mitsubishis are very reliable and they have been making 3 cylinder engines forever and they will last a very long time with cheap maintenance.
Keep up the good work Mitsubishi because I am impressed with the updated 2017 model Mirage and Mirage G4!!!