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Mitsubishi Mirage

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When it to the small car segment, Japanese have long held a role. But some makes and have been more than others. The Mitsubishi reliably served as an affordable and set of wheels for 16 years, usually well in quality surveys and reviews.

Yet this compact and coupe never could the shadows of more popular like the Honda Civic, Sentra or Toyota Corolla.

In the Mirage’s road manners, at on versions equipped with the engine and tires, were refined and up to the demands of basic Gas mileage was decent, cabins acceptably isolated from and ride harshness, and the Mirage’s was designed as well as any. Mitsubishi was ahead of the game in what small-car shoppers look for most: a low price.

For awhile there, the Mitsubishi even showed hints of car aspirations by dishing out a couple engines, one of them turbocharged. But the never attained much success. Most shoppers at the preferred the comfortable reputation by more mainstream products. As a compact sedan or coupe, the is at least worth a look as a buy, especially given its resale value.

However, want to be aware of the car’s and faults, and comparing it to a few other car choices would probably be

Most Recent Mitsubishi

The Mitsubishi Mirage lived its and final life from Its lineup was divided between and coupe body styles and DE (later ES) and upscale LS trim Engines included a 1.5-liter with 92 horsepower and a 1.8-liter 113, both of which be paired with a five-speed or four-speed automatic transmission.

At first, all Mirages were equipped, but LS models could at be ordered with power and locks, cruise control, wheels and a sunroof. Style-conscious LS added standard alloy foglights, a spoiler and a tachometer.

the next few years, Mitsubishi with the different trims’ lists; the most notable was the discontinuation of antilock brakes, were only offered as an on LS models through 1999. For the final year, only the survived, as Mitsubishi discontinued the in favor of the car’s eventual theLancer .

Picking the right Mitsubishi is critical to its desirability. Because the engine and 14-inch wheels are for decent acceleration, handling and stick to sedans of 2000-’01 or an LS of any which have more anyway. Also note the sedan’s slightly greater wheelbase and height (a tradition over from past made it a passable four-seater, the coupe’s backseat suffered cramped space and awkward and exit, partly due to a passenger that didn’t slide easily.

With any Mirage of vintage, one pressing matter to in mind is safety, as the Insurance for Highway Safety awarded it an low rating of Poor in its frontal crash test.

Past Mitsubishi Mirage

The most recent Mitsubishi owed much of its design to the of 1993-’96. The third-gen Mirage was available in sedan and coupe and it used the same engines and It was also similar in size and had the suspension (struts in front, in rear) and the same competent on the road.

The most significant is that the automatic transmission to the 1.5-liter engine had only speeds, which made for and inefficient freeway driving.

lines included the S, ES and LS. The 1.8-liter initially came only in the LS then spread to ES sedans and LS in 1994. Other changes year included an upgrade 13-inch wheels to 14 (on some and a driver side front

Dual front airbags the motorized seatbelts in 1995, the year Mitsubishi oddly selling sedan versions of the to the public, instead restricting to fleets.

While this of Mirage had a sound design, the limit its appeal. The 13-inch and lack of airbags during the years are a concern, while the years are limited to a smallish coupe that went now-common amenities like windows and locks or cruise

The second-generation Mitsubishi Mirage of was another story. Body consisted of a sedan and a two-door with most models with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder 81 hp (92 from 1991 onwards). included four- and five-speed and three- and four-speed automatics; its suspension was a rigid axle and not all had power steering.

Add it all up and this Mirage was a little refined than its successors.

But it was more interesting. One particularly Mirage was the Sport hatchback of only, whose turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, five-speed transmission, sport suspension and disc brakes added spice. Nearly as entertaining was the GS of 1991-’92, whose twincam engine made 123 hp.

While generally a better idea to with newer generations the Mirage’s affordability, these special editions have down in history as being the Mirages that Mitsubishi built.

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