1997 Mirage

Consumer Reviews

1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

$1,499 - $1,499  MSRP Range
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

4 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Reliability

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5 out of 5 stars

Good car

by mynameisdoodoodhead from Salt Lake City, Utah on September 21, 2006

I would have to say that this car is not only HOT but great for young adults to drive. If you are 16-25 then this is a great car for you to drive. I wish there was a CD player. But as long as we have adaptors then were okay. I would recoommend this car to many people.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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5 out of 5 stars

Very Good Car

by DI from OH on September 22, 2011

Has been a very reliable car. Gives great mileage. Didnot give me any trouble the year I owned it. All owners maintained good so had only very minimal rust . More leg space compared to other cars . All together a worth for the money car .

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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Uses car for Work

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4 out of 5 stars

Economical and pretty reliable

by Dannyboy from Durham, NC on December 11, 2006

My 1997 Mirage currently has about 110,000 miles. The car gets very good gas mileage - it can get in the low 40s if it's all highway. Also, the car has a nice ride and handles pretty well. I also like the fact that it is a simple, unpretentious car. And it has been pretty reliable, for the most part. On the downside, the car runs poorly when it is cold, so it is best to let it warm up for several minutes. Getting the manual transmission to shift smoothly in cold weather is an art form (between 1st and second, pause for a few seconds in neutral, tap the gas, ease into second , hold your breath and pray for no crunches). The seat material is flimsy and has not held up well. The paint's clear coat has mostly peeled off (guess I can't complain about that one due to the car's age). Also, the car feels kind of underpowered and the engine really bogs down when you turn the a/c on. But I guess that's the trade off for the great gas mileage.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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5 out of 5 stars

Gooood

by Carlos from Meriden on July 27, 2017

I think it was a good vehicle to start with and its pretty fast and easy to drive because is not too long

3 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsReliability

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Our Take on the 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage

In a market crowded with excellent small cars, it can be hard for a vehicle to be noticed.

Take the case of the new-for-1997 Mitsubishi Mirage. By any standard of measurement, this is an excellent subcompact car. But it is competing against the Honda Civic, Saturn SL, Nissan Sentra, Chevy Cavalier, Ford Escort and others. It's like David going up against five or six Goliaths.

The Mirage accounts for barely a trickle in sales compared with those cars, yet the new Mirage is just as good - maybe better - than some of the competition.

I tested a bright red Mirage LS sedan and found that it performed well, looked nice, offered a very user-friendly interior and came with everything I could want... Read More