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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.
After 320,000 miles keeps running reliable 100% oil changes, belt and tires, just the best!
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
Great quality and functionality for an SUV. As good as vehicles twice its price. At 175000 miles its engine is still strong with no oil leaks. Repairs are normal - brakes, tires, fluid changes. Radiator developed a leak but that is expected with age. Never overheated even going up mountains in 100+ temps and AC going. Tows utility trailer well with no issues. Great all weather vehicle. 4WD is excellent. Comfortable and secure on highway.
I bought my '04 outlander & enjoying it for 7yrs now! I did all the scheduled maintenance myself(oil and filter changed every 3000, air filter, brake pads, and fluid checks, & using fuel and engine cleaner/treatment additive often to keep the engine new) never had any mechanical problems! I replaced the battery once but that's just normal. The engine is strong and transmission feels like new & 1st ride always. The 1st smog result is like never been driven! WOW! I AM telling you about it! GET 1
Pros: EASY HANDLING
Cons: ROAD NOISEGOOD SERVICE, LOW MAINTANCE, PLENTY OF ZIP.