4. Mitsubishi Mirage
The Mitsubishi Mirage seems to have been built for city use only. But it’s a great car for drivers on a budget. The Mirage’s 1.2 liter 3-cylinder engine only puts out 74 horsepower. Making driving a chore if you need to pass, drive uphill, or do a lot of highway driving. The power steering has a numb area in the center, allowing to car to wander if the driver doesn’t stay alert. The suspension suffers from severe body roll on sharp turns or lane changes. The Mitsubishi Mirage does get great gas mileage, with 37 mpg city and 44 mpg highway, due to the continuously variable transmission. When driving in large, congested cities, the Mirage shines. The small size and excellent gas milage make life easy when dealing with traffic or parking in tight spots. For the price, it’s a great deal.