I was allowed to drive this car for a week in exchange for this blog post. However, you know me all too well and no way did anyone tell me what to write or what pictures to use. This post is all me!
Have you seen the Mitsubishi Mirage? To be perfectly honest, I can’t say I was thrilled when I was told I was getting a neon green tiny car to drive (my car pics are further down). I mean…I’m always happy and grateful when companies let me have or borrow their products but I did give the email a bit of the side eye when I saw the color and the car. I like color. I LOVE color and all this melanin looks good in it (that’s not bragging y’all) but even I thought neon green was too much. Boy oh boy…did my side eye turn into sheer glee after driving it for a week!
Even though the car is tiny it’s remarkably roomy and sleek. I had to pick up my 83 year old cousin (who looks like she’s 60) and while she was in the front seat she said, “Oooh this is so nice! And the ride is smooth!” Now y’all know older people, if she didn’t like it she would have told me with a quickness. She also told me how much she loved the color.
My dad is 6 feet tall and when he was riding in the backseat (not because I made him, my cousin was in the front and my dad got in the back to try it out for me) he said, “I’m very comfortable back here. There isn’t a handle for me to grab but that’s not a big deal. It’s a nice back seat.”
When I was sitting in my car (notice how I keep saying my car? I got attached) in a restaurant parking lot an older couple walked up to me and said, “THAT is a COOL color!” and we talked about my/the car for several minutes. Seriously, random strangers walked up to me to discuss my/the car!
Not having a key to start the car was pretty cool. Being able to keep my keys in my purse was a plus because I never had to worry about trying to find them! When I left my house in the morning I put them in my purse and when I got home I knew there were in the same place.
Also, the keyless ignition has a very small black box thingy (that’s the official term) that simply had to be in my purse in order for the car to start. So basically I could just hop in and out of my car (their car, I mean their car) with ease.
This was the first time I ever had strangers compliment me and ask me about my car. I pulled into the parking lot of Target (or as I like to call Mecca) and walked into the store. A woman walked up to me and said, “Excuse me, were you in that pretty green car?” and we started talking for about 15 minutes about the Mitsubishi Mirage.
Are you a good parallel parker? If you drive this car you will automatically become one because it’s so tiny you can park anywhere. I was meeting my uncle for lunch and there was no place to park. I came across this small spot then said, “I betcha I can get in that spot.” (I often talk to myself. I’m an only child so…yeah).
The space was so tiny but I got in it! Driving and parking around Los Angeles was a dream with this car because I could squeeze in and out of places in a heartbeat. Remember that video game Frogger? That was me all week. I was able to hop in and out of traffic like a boss thanks to this car.
Here is an example of one of my boss like parking moves. I was going to Target (seriously I go there weekly. I should have bought stock) and it was hot. I mean…it was like 100 degrees in Los Angeles and I didn’t feel like walking any further than I had to. I saw this spot and also saw the cart in it and I was not getting out to move it so I almost drove past it. Then I said, “Hey! You’re in the Frogger car! You can get in there!” So I pulled into the space. See the pics? I even had room to spare! AWESOME.
Look at all that room I have on the passenger side!
Even with the cart there I still had enough room on the driver side to easily get out.
One of the best things about this car was the price to fill up. I had gotten all the way to E and needed gas. When is the last time you filled up your car for $20!?!?!?!
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage: The most fuel efficient gasoline-powered non-hybrid vehicle in America
I’m such a dope because I totally forgot to take a picture of all the groceries I had in the back of my car WHILE they were in the car so the picture of the groceries in my kitchen has to do.
I went to Target (surprise surprise) and got groceries for the week for my dad and I. On top of all these bags I had 3 cases of water and a big box of paperwork I had to give to my mom. ALL in the trunk (I did a Periscope on it, did you see it?)
MSRP of only $12,995
The Mitsubishi Mirage has a navigational system that I didn’t use very often as I couldn’t figure it out. However, I never read the instructions. I just got in the car and started driving but I tell you what…if I was going to buy this car I would read the directions and learn how to use it like a boss.
So there you have it, I LOVED my Mitsubishi Mirage. Could you see yourself in this car?