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2002 Mitsubishi Mirage

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 27/Hwy 35/Comb 30 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.5 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

2002 Mitsubishi Mirage Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 224 Ratings for the 1997 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.1/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

Excellent car for category

By on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 280,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability, great gas mileage"

Cons: "Maneuverability, turning radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I want everyone to know about my 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage LS. It served me very well, 15 years to be exact. This car is like the Energizer Bunny. It never ceased to amaze me, this car, with its undying reliability! It took on 4 teens, and me driving quite a distance to college when it was new. It kept going long after kids grown and I went to work. I am sad to say goodbye to my long-time companion. I now have a new car, given to me by my son, otherwise I'd drive it 'til it wouldn't go anymore. It looks pretty rough on the exterior, clear coat mostly gone relatively recently. Everything, all power features, air, radio, CD player still works! I am giving the car to a friend in need. So glad I found a good home for it. I couldn't bear to let it go to a stranger. I have wanted Mitsubishi company to know about this car for years but couldn't find a site to report this to. I hope this gets passed on to the company. I'd gladly be a spokesperson for the Mitsubishi brand. Such quality and reliability. I know the company stopped making Mirage but did I just see an ad for a 2015 Mirage? Yay! I'd buy it!"

6 people out of 13 found this review helpful

So reliable!

By on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Dependable, great gas mileage, built to last"

Cons: "no cruise control"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is great! It is a basic model car, no frills but boy does it just go & go & go!. It is reliable, with very little maintenance. All I've done to my car is have the oil changed regularly, replaced the tires when they wear out, changed the battery once and the basic things that wear out like wiper blades, air filters, etc. If you get your hands on one keep it! I have read a lot of reviews on this car and they all say the same thing. When Mitsubishi built this car, they built it right! I love my 2000 Mitsubishi Mirage!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Extremely dependable and maintenance free car

By on Friday, February 20, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Replaced by new vehicle

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "extremely efficient, low operating cost"

Cons: "sits low, comfort is so-so"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Purchased a base model mirage DE in 2001 and it has proven to be an exceptional vehicle. Conduct the basic required maintenance and this vehicle will last forever. Great 1st Car,very impressed with it."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I really like how comfortable this car is!

By on Thursday, January 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 199,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "nice to drive"

Cons: "It's a small car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I am the 5th owner and I have been very pleased with this car--made me a fan of Japanese cars :) I like the fact that it has a pleasant style that's not really dated even though the car is 14 years old. And it was so much more comfortable for all the driving I had to do in it (as opposed to a Plymouth Neon)Overall I am happy with this car!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

best cheapest little car around

By on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 211,514

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"honestly ran into small minor repairs such as broken belts and thats it this car gets me from point a to b no prob this the car that keeps on keepin on love it would buy another in a heart beat"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Honestly one of the best cars ive owned

By on Sunday, October 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 196,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "One of the best cars to own for a good price"

Cons: "Really wish they came with a Turbo"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Highly recomended, lots of parts on the market, very sexy and sporty looking,reasonably fast for a non turbo car,if you get the chance get the 1.8 version, its the best and you can even swap engines with a 2.0 Lancer and you can even do a swap with the 2.0 turbo 4g63 Evo 8 and 9 engines,also you can do body and interior swaps from the Evo 4,5 and 6. This is a very good car, mine is a 1.8 and almost hitting 200k miles and its still running like a champ. the 1.5 DE version is good too but if you get the chance to get the LS go for the LS."

5 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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