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Old 06-01-2009, 02:17 PM
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I'm looking at getting a 94 Mirage for a work car as I have a bit of a commute and don't want to it all on my Lancer.

Right now its down to an old Mirage with 150,000ish miles on it or on old *** Honda Civic. The Mirage is going for $800 and AC works as well as everything else, and it sounds fine mechanically.

Has anyone had any big problems with their Mirages or will it last me a while?
 
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:44 PM
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I think you are asking a question nobody can really answer. Every high mileage car is different depending on the care and upkeep it had. I'd say just go with your gut feeling (and a quick mechanic/carfax check). A/C is one of the first things people let go as it's not a necessity and don't fix just for thought (so that is a good sign). I repaired mine myself on my one owner 2001 Spyder as well as the warped front rotors. I figured anyone who keeps a car eight years these days must have liked it. Also the carfax report showed him taking it to his dealer constantly for regular maintenance. After I bought it he called and asked if I'd be willing to sell it back for an extra $500 over what I paid as his daughter in law wanted it and was upset she didn't get it. The total mileage now is 124,618 and the engine is as dry as a bone.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:19 PM
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I had a 1999 Mirage 2 door coupe model. It was fine when I got it with 100,000 miles on it. I even drove the car until the front brake pads were totally gone. It was already smoking metal to metal when I replaced them.

I replaced the front and rear brakes,oxygen sensor,tune up and overhead gasket.

(You can see the pic on this site) Those were the parts I have to replace and that was it

150,000 miles when I traded in with a new 2008 Lancer. they bought the car for $1,500

FYI all Japanese cars will last forever as long you take good care of them. No matter who made it Honda,Toyota,Nissan,Mazda and our beloved Mitsubishi. They all the same

Mirage is only 98 horsepower on a 1.5 engine the 1.8 engine is about 120 mph.

Good car to use for everyday commute for a low gas mileage.
 
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:18 PM
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I know that every car is different, I was really just looking for a "no way, the old Mirages are crap, don't get one" replies.

Like Beat said, its still a Japanese car and is going to last a while, it doesn't hurt to double check. I got it and wow, no power whatsoever compared to my lancer.

But its automatic for bad traffic and good millage to get to and from work which is a bit of a drive, keeping miles on my lancer.
 
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For that kind of price the car is almost "disposable". Glad it is working out for your needs. Keep us all up to date on your purchase. Anything is helpful for others when you encounter a problem and find a solution.
 
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