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1995 Mitsubishi Mirage Review
You get what you pay for.
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The subcompact Mitsubishi Mirage, which has also been sold as the Mitsubishi Colt and Lancer Fiore, was produced from 1978 until 2002. The 1995 model, available as both a sedan and a coupe, is in the Mirage’s fourth generation. This generation features a more stylish design than older models and is the first generation available as a two-door coupe. It's offered in three models: the entry-level S and the upgraded ES in both the coupe and sedan, and the LS is offered only as a coupe.
Engines: 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 1.8-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic, three-speed automatic
Models: Mitsubishi Mirage S, Mitsubishi Mirage ES, Mitsubishi Mirage LS
The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage introduces dual airbags, and the LS model also receives larger alloy wheels.
The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage gets a fun exterior design that's also stylish but not flashy. Apart from a rear window defroster, no noteworthy exterior features are offered on the S or ES models. The LS coupe is the most loaded option with alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. The S sits on 13-inch wheels, while the ES and LS sit on 14 inches.
The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage’s cabin is comfortable enough, but construction isn’t very high quality and options are limited. Bucket seats and a center console are standard, along with cloth seating and a clock. Optional equipment is available and include a radio, cassette player, and air-conditioning on all models. The ES offers cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, and power windows and locks as optional, while the LS includes them as standard equipment.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage is available in two low-power engines. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on all models, while a four-speed automatic is optional on the LS and ES, and three-speed automatic is optional on the S. Its biggest selling point is its exceptional fuel economy, although its limited strength and acceleration may overrule its fuel consumption. It will get you around town without too much trouble, but it may struggle a bit on steeper hills.
The 1995 Mitsubishi Mirage includes dual airbags as standard equipment on all models. It's worth to mention that it does not offer anti-lock brakes at all, and no other notable safety equipment is provided.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage ES: 28/35 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Mirage LS: 23/30 mpg city/highway
- Great on gas
- Comfortable cabin
- Inexpensive to maintain
You Won't Like
- Low-quality construction
- Not very powerful
- Radio and A/C not standard
You get what you pay for.
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