3 5dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG52 mpg

I have had many small cars, but none that compares to the Mirage 1.2 3 It's a little gem to drive, very cheap running costs, very high equipment range, and a lot cheaper purchase price in comparison to other small cars with just half the equipment. therefore I DO NOT agree with What Car ratings at all. and it looks like I am not the only one. Low on insurance, No road tax, very low on fuel costs. I have rated this car excellent., because it deserves it.

Mervyn Smith, Glos, April 1st 2015

3 5dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG62 mpg

I really don't get What Car's review of this vehicle. I've owned this car for a year now and you get exactly what you pay for; good build, reliability, practicality and cheap running costs from a Japanese brand. I've got a Mirage 3 which is a top of the range model and equipment levels are excellent. I would challenge anyone to get a VW or a Ford city car with all the bells and whistles this comes with for the same money, especially given everything on a VW is optional. Economy is excellent; with fuel prices dropping it only takes £30 to fill from empty and this returns 300 to 350 miles, at best I've managed 68mpg with careful driving, and typically manage 60mpg though it really depends on your driving style, how loaded the car is, weather, etc. But it's easy to get mid 60's MPG with a little care. I'd recommend one of these to anyone; best value is if you can pick one up that's 'nearly new' through Mitsubishi's approved used car scheme. My 9 month old Mirage 3 was £8.5k with 9k miles on the clock vs a new price of £12k. Love most - so cheap to run, no road tax, insurance is peanuts, climate control, air con, keyless entry, stop start button, auto start-stop feature, auto lights and wipers, decent USB/MP3 radio, trimmings like spoiler and DRLs and parking sensors Love least - no full size spare, can bounce around in high wind. Don't let negative reviews put you off

Richard Storey, Durham, January 3rd 2015

5dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

This car is a small city run around, its competition feels cheap and slow- without frankly a lot of the competition actually being that cheap. Running costs are a dream, a young family/couple who need a second car- this is well worth a look. A note for whatcar? is that they did not like the yaris- and resale values continue to be solid for this car, as the rest of the world loves it (and other examples i could list). Average MPG are 55-65, often beating my own deisel golf car. Insurance has been for us, rock bottom. No road tax, road side and servicing thrown into the deal, the car is costing around £1500 a year to run (all in- including petrol).This is my girlfriends car- and it can keep pace with mine throughout town (look at the 0-62 time for a 1.2). Its a budget car, without budget performance and it IS comfortable. So for your money you get a car that WILL do high speeds on the motorway, but it is like most small mitsus (my last car was the colt) most comfortable at around 80mph on french motorways. It is a capable car, that is actually fun to drive- a real go-kart feel. However, you are buying a small car. It is light and agile- but mostly light. Therefore, the mpg are good on all roads and journey and feul costs have gone through the floor. We bought this car and my girlfriend loves it. Her friends love it,and perhaps most importantly she is proud to drive it. I really dont understand the reviews. We drove all the cars, and this was the best "car" car we found

drew kindsnds, staffordshrie, July 23rd 2014

5dr

  • Overall verdict1/5
  • What it's like to drive1/5
  • Running costs2/5
  • Quality1/5
  • Average MPG50 mpg

I had the "mivec2" for a few days as a courtesy car whilst my colt was in for work with a main dealer. Have to say it's not often a replacement car is worse then the car it replaces. The styling is totally anonymous, it's has the look of being designed by a student studying for a global car design award at HND level an getting an average mark. Everything from the key to closing the door shouts cheap. The doors have no weight to them, closing the bonnet results in a tinny ping. The engine wines like a washing machine on spin. There an Eco light that flashes up and down like a cheap graphic from the tv show knight rider. Why not just have a shift indicator (oh like you had in the colt!) To change the display between mpg, temp etc you have to reach through the steering wheel (nice safety feature there Mitsubishi!) The seats are flat and you slide about on roundabouts at anything above walking pace. The car leans so much you wonder if the wheels are gripping. The space for the rear seats is lacking. The dash has sliding heater controls, not seen them since my '95 Citroen AX. Positives - it's cheap to run, the boot is ok, it's stupidly light to steer if you've a hernia!. Upon returning the car the service desk lady, I mentioned why would you replace a good car with a totally naff one, she agreed totally. She even said the sales guys are pretty speechless for such a rubbish car. Seriously buy a second hand fiesta or even a colt then waste your money on this rubbish.

anthony green, avon, June 25th 2014

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