Ive had my 2000 mitsubishi mirage for 6 yrs and and it has 267873 miles all ive ever done to it is change the oil and tranny fluid, put new tires and brakes this car is by far the best car ive ever had it is still runing strong it is better than my honda if this car ever goes under im buying another one.
I bought this Mirage new in February 2000, I've driven it for 16 years and it still gets over 30 mpg.
I drove it in Washington DC from Feb 2000 to Jun 2007, 76 miles a day, in heavy traffic and on the beltway.
It got 40 mpg on the highway then.
This car amazed local mechanics in that it has NO oil leaks, everything still works and all I have done is routine maintenance.
In 2012, I had to put new struts all around and outer tie rod ends on both sides, other than that it has been routine maintenance.
I plan to drive it until it is out of service.
Then I'll probably buy another Mitsubishi to replace it.
This car is awesome. I bought it used in 2008, it had 2 previous owners, one for a year or two and the other for about 6 years before i bought it. This thing is sturdy. I've hit things, I've been hit and it will not quit. I've got some pretty bad cosmetic damage. Like, really bad, but i just cant bring myself to give it up because i have not had any major mechanical issues. My mother has a much newer Mazda 6, that she has had both transmission and alternator issues with. The most serious thing i had to get replaced thus far is a bearing. I need to get my exhaust manifold replaced because it is making my car kinda loud, so that is next on the list, but i won't give this car up until I HAVE to
Hmm, just ran across this website. To
let you all know, I just survived a
run in with TWO 18 wheelers on a very
major highway. My little Mirage
withheld the impact of TWO, yes TWO 18-
wheelers spinning me around on the
highway. I take some offense to those
who say the car is built poorly. I
will miss my car, which is obviously
totaled. Now to deal with the
unfortunate resale value my insurance
company is going to offer me. Well,
with the money, I don't mind buying
another Mirage if I had to.