- Dec 15, 2014
I'm just curious why there's such a fascination with this car. I have zero Mitsubishi hate because I owned a '97 Mirage ( when it was a Japanese-built compact ) that was probably the best car I ever owned, especially in terms of overall reliability...I would know because I've been advised by more than one person that the more proprietary Mitsu parts network will rape you. That being said, I would spend very little time looking at the current Mirage if I could get something like the new Rio for 8-9% more ( according to market avg. pricing in my area ). The Rio is a far superior vehicle on several fronts and unless the Mirage can be had for 10K, I just don't understand the fascination. Well, unless it's the loss leader, cheapest car sold argument...even then, I'm showing an average market price of 12.7K for the Mirage in my area. Not considerably cheaper than others in the segment and there doesn't seem to be much deep discounting. If you're fascinated by the Mirage, I don't understand why you wouldn't be fascinated by the Chevy Spark...which is another 'better' vehicle. If a car that was voted "The Worst New Car Sold" is Mitsubishi's savior, then my guess is that the fork might already be halfway in Mitsu unless there are enough locales where they can be had for 10K.