Used 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition Hatchback Review
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Rockford Fosgate Edition 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
My little white Mirage is very economical and pretty fun to drive. I can get 42-46 with mixed driving. It goes way down with a head wind, but I usually find a truck to draft when that happens. I go from 37 to 42 when I draft at about 65 mph. I would have gotten a 5 spd if one would have been available, but am glad I got the CVT. When you get used to it you can kind of make it 'shift' and … get your highway rpm's to about 2200 and save fuel. On hilly 2 lane roads I can get 48 mpg if I'm not in a hurry. I pop it in and out of neutral a lot. I also like the trans brake and really think it will save the brake pads. It has tire pressure monitors, hands free phone, high quality sound, auto, ac, PW,PB, alloy wheels and 100K warranty for $11,600 out the door! (Plus sales tax) I just went to Louisville a couple weeks ago (850 mile RT). It cost about $40 in fuel. My mileage check will be over $400! I did some drafting and didn't use the Cruise Control, but I'm a little OCD about my mileage now! Nearly the same mileage as a Prius and 1/2 the initial cost! My 'normal' commute is 160 miles RT. I used to need 11 gallons every other day in my Century, now its about 7.5! I had to fix a flat today, I was pleasantly surprised at the jacking points. The tire monitor probably save me a tire. My first couple miles is on gravel and I may not have noticed the rear tire was flat if not for the light. I'm hooked! Would recommend and re-purchase if a deer or other accident were to total it! I still like the Mirage and now have 35,000 miles on it. I recently put a little center console in it. It was on Amazon for about $50 and is a great addition. I just replaced the factory tires yesterday. To get the 165/65/14 tires would have been $85 per tire but getting 175/65/14 tires was only $55 each. So be sure to ask! I haven't had a single bad experience with my Mirage and would replace it with another if it were totaled. Update: Nothing new, I still like the car at 55,000 miles. I've had no problems to date. The tires I installed at 35000 miles are wearing better than the factory tires but initially caused by mpg's to drop to 38 for a couple thousand miles. They were not the 'low rolling resistance' type. I did a little bit of internet research and found this is normal. Due to the price difference the cheaper tires will still cost less per mile to run. I am still running the factory brakes and they have plenty of life left. I am very easy on brakes though. My 2000 Silverado 2500 with 150K has it's original brakes! The Bluetooth is great for listening to audio books on my commute and making hands free calls. I would still replace it with another and saw a grayish one at the dealership that looked sharp. I am kind of interested in the Kia hybrid though but do want to run the Mirage to 200K. Now I have 72000 on the egg and still think it’s great. Getting ready to put the second set of tires on it soon. There have been no problems and I don’t notice any loss of performance or efficiency. It’s still a keeper and I would definitely look at getting another one if I were to wreck this one. It’s still looks new though! I’m at 105K now and the car still performs as new. No issues at all, I haven’t done a thing to it except tires and oil changes. Still getting 40+ and still like it. I am very interested in seeing how long it lasts before it becomes unreliable. I’m still on factory brakes and battery also. Now at 123,000 (August 2019) and still runs great and gets 40+ mpg. I did put front brakes on and will soon get the cvt fluid changed. No other maintenance besides oil changes and tires. My price per mile for operating this car is very low! Hoping for another 125,000 miles out of it before I have to start car shopping again. February 2020 update: Now at 140k, nothing new to report. Still runs great and gets 42 mpg. Looks like a new car, tires wear evenly, no rattles or defects. I haven’t done the cvt fluid change yet but don’t notice any difference in shifting. I’m still a fan! August 2020, 155k. Still runs great. I did have the CVT fluid changed at the dealer and I replaced the belt myself. It had started squealing some. It’s quiet now and I probably could have tightened the old one had I known the car doesn’t have a spring loaded tensioner. But Rockauto has the belts plenty cheap. I got a new air filter and cabin air filter on the same order as well as new wiper blades. I will probably get new spark plugs installed before 200k. It looks like it’ll be a bit of a job so I’m not sure if I’ll do it or let a mechanic. It still runs and drives great and I usually get 42 mpg. Hopefully it’s only half done and it’ll go 300 k economically! August 2021, pushing 190k! Still running great, I did have the dealer replace the plugs, also had a wheel bearing replaced there. It really looks and runs like new! 42 mpg is still happening quite a bit. I think it’ll go another 100k easily! 200k now in February 2022, still going strong, fuel mileage is not quite as good, 40 rather than 42, maybe a tune up is in order. No rattles or other signs of it’s age or mileage, still happy and impressed.
Rockford Fosgate Edition 4dr Hatchback (1.2L 3cyl CVT)
This car is great basic transportation. After adjusting my driving habits from a 300 Hp ride to a 74 Hp economy car I have no complaints. All cars have different handling characteristics and should be driven accordingly. While this car is capable of doing just over 100mph I recommend keeping it under 75mph. I did add some spring stiffness blocks to the rear springs and handling improved … significantly. I do not know why the professional ratings are lower than consumers. They are either out of touch or do not have realistic expectations when it comes to basic transportation.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Rockford Fosgate Edition Hatchback
Pros & Cons
- Impressive fuel economy with CVT
- low base price
- long warranty.
- Harsh ride
- uncoordinated handling
- sluggish acceleration
- intrusive engine noise
- low-quality interior materials.
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