Mitsubishi Is Offering A $3,500 Factory Rebate off its cheapest car, the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is literally one of the cheapest cars for sale starting at $12,995 for a manually equipped model. It seems that Mitsubishi dealerships have a surplus of MY (Model Year) 2015 Mitsubishi Mirages and need to get rid of them quick before 2017 Mitsubishi Mirages start shipping out to sales floors soon. According to Mitsubishi off of their official Special Offers page, they are offering a whopping $3,500 dollars off of any 2015 Mirage that’s still on dealer lots.
It seems the larger media hasn’t caught on to this smoking deal as it looks like Mitsubishi hasn’t gone out of its way to advertise this ridiculous offer. But if you poke around on almost any Mitsubishi dealership website in your local area, you’ll find 2015 Mitsubishi Mirages with this rebate.
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We made our way over to South Coast Mitsubishi’s website, the largest Mitsubishi dealership still operational in the United States, and found ourselves looking at 44 available Mitsubishi Mirages. The cheapest Mirage DE was selling for $8,189 with the large majority of the lot (no pun intended) selling for $8,399. We also headed over to Anaheim Mitsubishi and found one selling for $7,952. And at least one person online found a Mirage selling for just $7,200.
Now don’t get us wrong. There’s a good reason these Mirages are already so cheap. For one, they have tiny 1.2L in-line three cylinders (yes three) good for just 77 HP and 74 Lb-Ft. While solo drivers might find this enough to get by with on the daily, watch out if you try any passing maneuvers with four passengers and a loaded boot.
Although it’s Japanese engineered, it’s engineered to cost. The underneath of the hood isn’t even painted but left a primer white.Mitsubishi says they engineered in efficiency but that just means they stripped out every conceivable luxury and sound deadening to make the hatchback as barebones and lightweight as possible. The Mirage weighs just 1,973 pounds.
But on the other hand, it’s a brand-spanking new car for just $8,000ish dollars. And these Mirage DE’s aren’t as barebones as you would think. Outside, you get paint matched bumpers, mirrors, and door handles. Look inside the boot and there’s even a real-deal spare wheel, a rarity nowadays.
Inside you get a urethane tilting steering wheel, adjustable seats, and even micro-air filtration. Not to mention that bass thumping 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP4 audio system with USB port, power windows, and doors, and at least one 12-volt accessory outlet.
ABS, Active Stability Control and airbags everywhere (driver, passengers, knee) comes standard as well.
And it does return 37 City/44 Highway. Much efficient. Very Mirage.
So if you’re seriously in the market for an honest to goodness new car to commute or putt around town in, it would behoove you to head over to your local Mitsubishi dealership to schedule a test drive. This offer lasts till the end of March of this year so decide quick. Your budget will thank you.
h/t- VW Vortex