Post # 1
I’ve had two vehicles in my lifetime. My first car was a Chrysler PT cruiser and I currently drive a Ford freestyle. However, it’s getting old. Well…not gettting, it is old. 2005, almost 180K miles. It’s just not performing as well anymore and it’s not very efficient. With gas prices, and my average commute, I need something with better mileage.
Well, I came across the Mitsubishi mirage and from what I’ve read it seems like a nice car. I’m just not familiar at all with the model, let alone the make. We aren’t looking to get one until the end of the year, but I’d like to hear anyone’s experiences with Mitsubishi as a whole.
Have you had any of their vehicles? Did you love it, hate it? Was it reliable? Durable? If it needed repairs, was it super expensive or hard to fix? How’s the customer service? Anything you could tell me would be really appreciated. Especially if you have experience with the Mirage as well.
Post # 3
@HonoraryNerd: My parents used to have a Galant, which is what I learned how to drive in. I think it was a ’98? Good car from what I remember.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
My first car was a ’92 Mitsubishi Eclipse…. I really can’t give good advice because for a car thats kind of old! It had its “old car” problems, for sure, but someone took pretty good care of it overall before I got it in 2006, and it was still going in 2012 after some repairs.
I LOVED that car. Well, still do!! I still own it. The transmission is shot. Actually its sitting in the car’s backseat lol. I know its not in any way collectible but I really, really want to fix him up someday. I mean, I REALLY, REALLY love that car. It might be unhealthy…
I myself am thinking about the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander sport for my next vehicle. That probably won’t be for another 2-3 years, but still.
Post # 5
I had a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT until Nov of 2012 (it had about 22k miles on it when I got it in ’09). I LOVED my car. It drove well, handled well and I never had any issues out of it. Their customer service was just fine (had someone hit me in a parking lot and had to have it repainted after body work was done) as well. I’d still have it but was in an accident right before Thanksgiving 2012. It had around 75k miles on it at the time I believe.
It was a fantastic car that I still miss sometimes. haha It was sporty, cute and above all totally reliable. (It also doesn’t hurt that I could beat many a man off the line, including DH ad his Hemi truck! =p) I would have gotten another one when I got my new car but couldn’t really afford it at the time.
Post # 6
Thanks so much for your votes and stories. I liked the car when I test drove it, but because I wasn’t looking to finance and won’t be purchasing for some time, they didn’t really work too heavily with me on the sales side. I don’t blame them for that, I’ve worked sales before. All I was told was the same information I read on the website. I’d love to hear more real experiences with the company.
Post # 7
I had a Mitsubishi Outlander 2006 model, sold it last year and purchased a Mitsubishi Outlander 2013 model. Great vehicle, great warranty. I locked my keys in my car at Chinook Mall in Calgary on a Saturday afternoon and was quoted at least a few hours by the locksmith guy, called road-side-assistance that comes with Mitsubishi, they were there in 20 minutes.
My cars both ran/run great. They’re not huge vehicles either, but I wanted leather interiors and all the bells and whistles. I got that in the Outlander for the price I was able to afford.
Had I been able to spend 40k plus I would have gotten the Jeep or the Toyota 4Runner.
Post # 8
My first car was an ’01 Mitsubishi Eclipse. I just got a new car after having it for 8 years. DH now drives my Eclipse since he rarely has to drive (he rides our apartment’s shuttle to med school) and I have a long commute. It was a great first car, although I did have some issues. I needed a new one so I’d have something reliable that had HEAT, lol. My Eclipse was just having so many issues and was starting to cost quite a bit in repairs, so we decided it was time.
One thing I can say for sure is getting a Mitsubishi worked on can be expensive compared to some others.
ETA: although its not reliable so much now, overall it has been. I truly loved that car; it was my baby, lol.
Post # 9
I just purchased a 2011 mitsubishi RVR and I LOVE it!!! If you are getting a newe. One the warranty is fantastic!!
Post # 10
Test drive it. My SO has a lancer and that is fine. We test drove the ASX and it does not corner that well. They are pretty nice cars and if the offer 3 year warranty and capped price servicing whe you are that is an added bonus.
P.s. I had a Mitsubishi colt 1986 model. It was a good little car.