Mitsubishi Mirage: Worst New Car This Millennium?

If you want a $10k car, buy a Micra…or a bus pass.

So I know a headline that starts with a question is always supposed to be a ‘no!’ answer bait and switch.  But in the case of the Mitsubishi Mirage, the answer is decidedly yes.  I drove a bright pink Mirage the other day.  Its only redeeming feature was that it had doors.  It may have been watertight, I’m not sure.  I do know that flooring the accelerator for 2 seconds had absolutely no effect on anything other than my ankle an impatience, the seats were abysmal, and the last Cozy Coupe I was in had better interior plastics. To be fair, it does have one feature I love. 165 width 14″ Tires. I love small tires. They’re cheap and fun, plus in a real car they ride better.

Is this car worse than an Aveo? Yup. Worse than an older Rio? Yes.  Anything post 2000 that’s worse? I can’t think of anything. Can you? No Ladas or Chinese market cars, please.


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Evan Williams

Evan loves cars. He autocrosses, does lapping days, TSD rallies and wrenches. He's played every Need For Speed. Even the newer body kit and sticker ones. He drives a slow car fast, and watches paint dry for a living.

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