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i bought my mirage new in ohio. I have the 5 speed hatchback. It did very well in snowy conditions. got 45+ mpg just around town. i moved to california sierra nevada foothills, where the service tech in ohio thought performance would decrease. not so!! my little car loves it here! goes up and down winding, steep grades with plenty of power, and my mpg has not suffered at all! In freeway driving i have gotten close to 60 mpg. I find the interior is plenty roomy, and i enjoy driving it.
I love this car, its so easy to drive and super comfortable and it is great value for the money. i hope auto makers keep making small affordable cars even though they are not the most profitable for them. i love the 3-cylinder CVT combo in this car it is very smooth and has enough power to move itself around quickly but i would go with the 5 speed if you can . i also love how i always get better mpg than the sticker this thing is Extremely affordable.
Great fun, terrific gas mileage and excellent sound system.Ease of putting top down is unbelievable almost as good as mercedes...brst bang for for buck..almost maintence free
Best Looks for your Money
Pros: The beautiful side profile and blue lit interior
Cons: the rear view which comes from the exterior shape and stylingEveryone old or young and male or female compliments the look of an Eclipse. In 3 years very few problems, all minor issues under warranty by the manufacturer. Also for a sporty car you can haul alot with the seats folded down. Get one for yourself.
Pros: 3.8 V6 with MIVEC
Cons: it takes premium gasI love this car, very fun to drive. I never get tired of it.
Fun to Dirve
Pros: wide power band
Cons: clutch engagementRalliart 4Dr Sedan. Lots of usable HP. ABS brakes are excellent Excellent 5 speed manual shifter. Handles very well after replacing OEM tires with Michelin Pilot tires. Lots of rear leg room. Difficult to engage clutch smoothly from a dead start. 28-31MPG overall