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Mitsubishi Mirage CE

Mitsubishi Mirage CE (1996-2003)

4.6 from 32 reviews

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  • Acceleration / Power
    3.5 (2)
  • Handling
    4.0 (2)
  • Braking
    5.0 (2)
  • Suspension
    3.5 (2)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (2)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (2)
  • Interior Design
    3.5 (2)
  • Boot Size
    3.5 (2)
  • Features
    3.5 (2)
  • Comfort
    4.0 (2)
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (2)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (2)
  • Noise Level
    2.5 (2)


Mohamed sekek

Mohamed sekekGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

!!! Best car Ever !!!

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I bought this car in 2014, never had a single problem, in 3 years ran like a bullet, cheap to run, very easy to drive. Buy it your will never lose.

Purchased in October 2014 for $850.00.

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Year1997
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Manda

MandaSydney Surrounds, NSW

  • 13 reviews
  • 12 likes

The best little car!

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My first car was a Mitsubishi Mirage 2003 model second hand that I learnt to drive in I’ve only had my licence for about 6 yrs and I am also a bit older and had no idea how to drive! Never had one problem whatsoever! Excellent on fuel. I got my Mitsubishi Mirage 2003 serviced every 10,000kms and never had 1 problem. A bit small was my only issue and also being a 2 door was a bit hard to get in and out of the back. I would highly recommend this beauty of a car to anyone that is learning to drive, so so easy.

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Engine Size1.5
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedSep 2012
Georgiana

GeorgianaVIC, 3461

  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Best car I've ever owned

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Engine Size1.2
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Georgiana
Georgiana

An update on my fabulous Mirage, it sadly came to an untimely end when it was written off whilst stationery in my driveway. Such a terrible shame but I did get nearly 16 very happy years out of this car!

Slazmo

SlazmoSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 235 reviews
  • 1 like
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Wish I never sold it!

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Slazmo
Slazmo

Just noticed that the build dates for the last generation 4 Mirage was 1995 to 2004 and not what Product review has put up...

Cosmic kicker
Cosmic kicker

I just noticed that this 2013 mirage has a mivec motor , something you said it didn't , um perhaps you got that wrong ?

Slazmo
Slazmo

The new Mivec motor is not the same as the previous Mivec motor and should not be considered the same. Do you even know what Mivec / modular displacement is?


Rob P

Rob P

  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Basic but well engineered car

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Engine Size1.5

sthajay

sthajayMelbourne

  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Manual

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Bought second hand 2002 Mitsubishi Mirage 5 speed manual 3 dr Hatchback on 07/02/2012 with 110000kms on the odo. Excellent small car, extremely agile, reliable, smooth gear shift and spacious. Fit dishwasher, bbq, tools, so much. Just normal engine oil, filters and brakes changes till 140000kms. Fuel economy 6.6 lts/100 kms pretty good even on busy city road. Trade in this year to bigger car, Mitsubishi Outlander.

Engine Size1.5
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Pre 2003 Mirages are unbreakable

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Hi,
I bought a 98 Mirage bought 5 years ago thinking that I will use and dump into scrap yard after few years. So I didn't do any service. Never changed the oil engine and etc. Ran 30K for 3 years and guess what, I never had any issues. It never disappointed me. After 3 years without any services done, I sold it to one my friend. Now this is his 2nd year with the car. He told me he has minor service (changed engine oil and air filter) and that's it for the last 5 years. Still running smooth and still water coming from exhausted as it is a new car. Unbelievable!!

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Not a patch on the old one.

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Bought a new manual Mirage in February 1997 and it now has close to 150000kms on the clock. One of the best cars we'e ever owned. In 18 years it has cost almost zero apart from normal, regular maintenance.
Took a new one for a test drive - not a patch on the old one, even though the new one has all of the modern safety features. Dealer offered me $200 as a trade-in, which they'd probably sell for $4000.
So the old girl will stay in the stable and is probably good for another 18 years or more.

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Great car

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I have the 2003 manual Mirage. It's the best little car, very fuel efficient and never misses a beat. Mines on 186000km at the moment and still going strong. Holds a lot for a small car and won't buy anything but a Mitsubishi again.

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mark

markMelbourne

  • 10 reviews
  • 7 likes

Mirage comes out on top, Best little Engine Ever...235,000 km still faultless :)

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PBR-Streetgang

PBR-Streetgang

  • 4 reviews
  • 9 likes

Great Run-around Car

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"It's no compromise of standard features..." is not quite true, in fact the 97 Mirage is missing some that would be considered standard, like a CD Player or Power Steering. If you can do without these then the car is a good one for you, However if you are elderly i think the lack of Power Steering could be too big a negative to buy one.
Overall I find the car to be a good drive, reliable, and value for money.
Reliable, good fuel economy, fair bit of room for a small car.
No Power Steering, No CD Player

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Kate Cani

Kate CaniAustralia

  • 2 reviews

My dream car!

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I always got envied someone driving mirage. I always find myself drooling whenever it passes by me. Perhaps, a year or 2, I can afford to buy one for myself. I was able to drive mirage when I insisted my friend that I will drive on our way to the beach. It was easy to control, the seat was comfortable, the aircon was seamless, everything was perfect! I envied my friend for having one. Until that I'm saving my money for 1. Finger crossed ^^

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OK

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Good city car for BIG people, but gutless on highway when overtaking or going up hill with airconditioner on. (automatic) Very reliable, easy to manoevre, but is set a little too low.
As a BIG person this small car is ideal. Plenty of room in the front. Ideal as a single person car. Fuel is economical and I drive around 500km per week.
No power when overtaking. Quite dangerous in fact. The Airconditioner bolts (assembly to the fan) have come loose twice and lost completely once. As this fan also drive the power steering it was quite dangerous. Can't hear the radio on the highway with the roadnoise. Red paint fades badly even after protective coat.

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mitsi

mitsiMELBOURNE

little beast

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a great little car i recommend a mirage to any one anyday I've been on allot of road trips in mine i have had it for about 3 years now its my pride and joy. it is my first car i would buy another mirage anyday thay are about 1 of the best small cars made great on fuel i love it. Its very reliable never had not 1 problom with it its easy for parking. its well made very nice car to drive but sadly i'll have to sell my little beast soon as its a small car I'll miss it. any i looking for a cheap small car go and buy a mirage you will love it.
very reliable a great little car
road noise. A bit more power on big hills would be nice but its not too bad.

Engine Size1.5
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Great first car

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Slazmo
Slazmo

16 Valve - 4 valves per cylinder off a single overhead cam - thats the 4G15 on the Gen 4 & 5 Mirage... With the reverse gear - double clutch it so the syncro's match each others speed.

russ66

russ66AU

  • 2 reviews

Excellent

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Great reliable small car,a perfect run about thats easy to park,has a sporty look that stops most guys calling it a girls car,I would recommend the Mirage to any one.
Owned 2 Mirages A 1996 model and a 2000 model. Nice cars to drive build quality is great and I found them to very reliable vehicles. What your getting is really a hatch back lancer, I current model lancer 2 door hatch would be more appealing than a colt.
Would have been great to get the 2 Ltr Mivec engine that was available in japan

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the best little car ive ever driven in

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Porkie

PorkieAU

  • 4 reviews

Best little car i've ever driven!

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This was my very first car and I still think it's a great little car, easy to drive around town, super easy to park and great on fuel! Boot and cabin space was fantastic! Engine is built like a little tank, would take heaps of punishment and took modification very well! It also took to the highway very well and only struggled a little going up hills. Styling is great, especially with aftermarket wing and rims. Would highly recommend this car to anyone!
Reliable, inexpensive, fuel economy, alot of aftermarket modifications, and perfect for around town.
Drum brakes

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Excellent

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belindamcleod

belindamcleod

  • 2 reviews

Good

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very good vehicle for a single girl as it runs smoothly and fits in to small spaces and is very reliable.
runs smoothly
3 doors

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Questions & Answers

Phil

Philasked

2002 mirage 1.5 manual. What are the timing belt service intervals please

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Melanie Diss

Melanie Dissasked

I have a manual Mirage 2003 As the engine is fairly basic I'd like to do basic maintenance; oil change, oil filter replacement,brakes etc myself. Where is the best place to find D.I.Y. information?
Any ideas would be great, thanks!

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Zak

Zakasked

Hi guys, which oil viscosity I should use for it?
10w30 or 10w40?
My car has done 140k & it's 2000 model

Thanks a lot

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