Mitsubishi Mirage: Up and about

Mitsubishi Mirage: Up and about

“Thinking about buying a Mirage?  Now you can say that I have confirmed your intuition as to why this would be your perfect choice. Mitsubishi Rivonia requested that I journal my experience of the Mirage as it certainly had not received substantial introduction into the market and its fair share of boasting rights.

The materials quality has been improved for the 2017 models and the Mirage equally matches up to the standards set in this segment. All the essential controls are easily accessible and simple to use. As a taller than average female, I was welcomed with more than enough head and legroom. I think that even on longer drives, the comfort level will not be reduced or compromised in the least. In the rear, the head and shoulder room is quite sufficient, and average-size adults will likely find it most relaxed.  Even though the rear seating appears to be flat with minimal cushioning comfort, the Mirage offers respectable space. With the seats folded down, load capacity increases to a good number for this class.

Thanks to a small turning circle and light-effort steering, the Mitsubishi Mirage is easy to maneuver in dense Johannesburg traffic. On the highway, the little car becomes sturdy and can certainly hold its own, demanding very little attention from its driver. With the Mirage’s considerable revisions and improvements for 2017, it’s difficult not to be impressed with it. For me, it was enjoyable to drive and its price is certainly an imposing factor, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage is a small, four-door, five-passenger hatchback. Standard features for the base Mirage ES trim include 14-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler, automatic headlights, LED taillights, full power accessories, a tilt-only steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB and auxiliary audio inputs, and not forgetting the push button start.

Leaving performance, features and accessories aside what makes me impressed with this car is this may be an ordinary looking hatch but It can carry four adults in relative comfort along with luggage. It does 4.9L/100km which means you don’t need to own a petrol pump to pay for those fuel bills. It is fairly easy to drive in busy Johannesburg city but when that light turns green, and traffic fades way in the rear-view mirror, you know the Mitsubishi Mirage is something special and it’s in its beginning stages to compete with its rivals.

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By Desh Pillay Bechan