28th Oct 2014, 18:42
Minor? Clearly you haven't driven a 1990 Toyota Starlet Soleil - replete with reclining seats and rear defroster. Now, THAT was a better car. When you have reviews from different countries saying exactly the same thing, well into the 21st century, you have to wonder. Beats walking? Get a used car - a cheaper way to beat it.
26th Feb 2015, 05:33
This person doesn't even own the car. It's got 74 HP. I'm not sure what kind of power you're expecting from that. This reviewer gave comfort a score of 1? Totally disagree. For a tiny city car, I find it surprisingly comfortable. I use my Mirage to commute 60 minutes each way. I have a bad back and it doesn't bother me at all in this car. This review has zero credibility.
30th Mar 2015, 20:00
This is the review of a non-owner, who would not choose any eco-car against a large truck, so is therefore largely irrelevant. If they did some research, they would realise that the Mirage beats most competing cars in the class in most areas, particularly the acceleration of 11.7 secs to 62mph, the high MPG, low kerb weight, tiny turning circle, large cabin space, low wind resistance (0.27) and so on.
If you don't like eco cars and want a Hemi engined truck, buy one and compare that to another similar vehicle; don't hurl abuse at what is effectively, the future.
Having owned small cars of most brands and driving every other one as part of my own business in the UK (where this type of car is more established and understood), I can comment that yes, it does have minor areas where other city cars beat it, but the overall package at the money can't be beaten if spending your own money....
...and you do not have the choice of cars to use across segments/price brackets from a hire car firm.
Some common sense please.
18th Dec 2016, 13:55
I'm skeptical the author has ever been in a Yugo.
The Mirage is about as inexpensive as a road-legal car can be in the US, today. Of course it's slow and insubstantial as a consequence of its price point; such things should be taken as given when purchasing a ~$12k car. Yet is still quieter, quicker, more reliable, and more crash-worthy than the execrable heap that was the Yugo. The Mirage also has more standard amenities than the next-most thrifty car, a base Versa.
The Mirage won't suit the needs of many consumers, but to deem it useless, entirely misses its intended purpose. There should be such an inexpensive basic car for those that cannot or will not pay for more.
26th Jun 2017, 05:02
Strange. We also use this car as a rental and it has given us zero problems during the last 3.5 years. It's a great budget car. Renters do not complain at all. It is an "economy budget" car after all.
16th Feb 2018, 22:54
I rented many cars and love the new Mirage. Roomy, quiet, and a smooth ride. Seats comfy for 200 mile rides. I saw 55 MPG with CVT at 70 mph. Averaged 44 mixed. I would buy one.