1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Review from Australia and New Zealand

1989 Mitsubishi Mirage Standard 1.3 petrol

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired156000 kilometres
Most recent distance158000 kilometres

Summary:

Great car to drive, hassle free if not a bit featureless with interior

Faults:

When I bought the car I had to spend about $600 for a tune up which included new brakes.

General Comments:

This car is a great drive. Its quite nippy for its size, but its definitely nothing extraordinary.

Its small and light which makes it a beauty to park around town.

The fuel consumption is pretty good. A full tank would cost me about $50NZD to fill. Please also note that in New Zealand we pay $5 per gallon for petrol.

There was no interior light so when you got in to start the car in the dark it was hard to find everything.

There was only an AM radio in the car. Not even an FM radio or a cassette.

The seating was nice and comfortable if not a bit worn.

It had a speed alarm for when you went over 102km and if you left the lights on without the keys in the ignition it would scream like a banshee.

It needed no repairs during the time I owned it (5 months) and the people bought it off actually told me that they'd wished they'd kept it and sold their other car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th September, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review