1996 Mitsubishi Mirage CE 1.5L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Most reliable Mitsi ever!
Styled metal wheels are rubbish because wheel dressings slip and cut tyre valves off.
Rear window seals beginning to split, but not leaking.
This car is brilliant. My Mirage is the first of the CE model run, so it's quite basic.
The interior fittings are extremely durable, with no cracks nor fading of the plastic. The little 69KW 1500cc motor goes like a rocket and will cruise nicely at 110.
35 litres of petrol will get me at least 600Kms, so fuel economy is brilliant.
Despite the quick gear changes of a P plate driver, this car is standing up pretty well; it's quick and durable, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a small car.
Being a 3 door, it's inconvenient for taking passengers, but it has a decent sized boot.
The 13" inch wheels are rubbish, but if you put some 14" inch alloys on it, it'll stick to the road like glue.
Being wider than most hatchs, front seat room is plentiful.
My Mirage is an Oldie but a Goodie. The 2000-03 model is supposed to be better, but still has the same motor and running gear. Over all, you can't go wrong!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2008