2003 Mitsubishi Mirage Review from Australia and New Zealand

2003 Mitsubishi Mirage

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous carFord Telstar

Summary:

Good reliable drive at a bargain price

General Comments:

This car is a great drive, its quite, reliable, fuel efficient and comfortable, however I have found the air conditioning weak, draining and I still have white "flakes" coming out of the vents which is apparently sealant.

I recently had an accident in my car. Someone ran up the back of me at about 5kms, if the car had been going 60kms I probably wouldn't be here. These cars are designed to crumple, which is fine at the front of the car because there is 1mtr of "crumple space" and a fire wall. There is no protection from a hard crash at the back of the car, poor design in my opinion.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2004

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review