Travel outside North America and you'll quickly find out just how well the Mitsubishi Mirage sells, let alone Mitsubishi vehicles on the whole. It's a globally respected brand, made popular by delivering reasonably priced, reliable, fun to drive transportation, a reputation it's steadily building here in Canada too.
I was in Manila recently, where the tri-diamond badge showed up on everything from taxicabs to delivery trucks, not to mention many Filipinos' personal rides including my girlfriend's brother's brand new Mirage hatchback. While the Mirage feels small by Canadian standards, in the Philippines it's average sized. Certainly they have large cars there too, even full-size pickup trucks, but most people drive subcompacts. Fuel prices are about the same as they are here and their household income levels are much, much lower than ours, hence the need to be thrifty, and what's more the especially important requirement of making sure the car they're buying stands the test of Read Full Story