Looking for a new car on a small budget? Here are eight of the cheapest new cars available Australia-wide, right now.
As you would expect, they are all micro or light cars and, unless otherwise stated, the price excludes on-road costs like registration, stamp duty and CTP. If you shop around, though, you can find great drive-away deals and special offers...
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The Mitsubishi Mirage is the best-selling micro car on the market in Australia.
The Mirage is also one of the cheapest models available from a brand that’s a household name.
So if you’re in the market for a first car, a cheap second car for the family or maybe something to get you to bowls and back, should you take a look at a Mirage?
I doubt many people are going to buy the Mirage for the way it looks...
Snobs are not welcome here. Through the ages micro cars that are slammed by many as uninspiring tin cans on wheels have actually afforded their owners the best of simple pleasures.
While cars that are the automotive equivalent of King Island double cream can steal people’s cholesterol-filled hearts, models that use simple, stripped-bare ingredients can provide more than just basic sustenance...
Australia’s largely unloved baby sedan segment has just had some life injected into it with the release of the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan and second-generation Honda City.
Slow sales have meant light sedan rivals have come and gone – Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda 2 and the recently axed Nissan Almera – and those that remain are outsold many times over by their five-door siblings, including the Holden Barina, Hyundai Accent and (previous-generation) Toyota Yaris...
They may not be the cars teenagers have pinned to their bedroom walls, but the Fiat 500, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra and Volkswagen Up! are among the cheapest ways first-time drivers can get into a new car.
Particularly when parents are often paying the bills, all four sub-light hatchbacks featured here cost $14,000 or less on the road, all are economical and all feature stability control and front and front-side airbags as standard...
The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan have been given a fresh update for 2016, with a number of styling and performance enhancements on offer across the range.
The price of entry is up for 2016, but Mitsubishi says the increase is joined by a number of improvements. The line-up now kicks off at $12,250 plus on-road costs (up $260) and the now auto-only hatch LS is priced at $15,250 (up $260)...
Mainstream city cars
Kia Picanto – March
Holden Spark – Q1
Fiat 500 update – Q1
Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1
MG 3 – April
Luxury/sports city cars
Abarth range update – Q1
Mini Convertible – April
BMW i3 update – second half
Details of the new and updated Mitsubishi models launching in Australia in 2016.
Mirage update - Q1
Updated versions of the Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan will arrive, potentially a few weeks apart, in the first quarter of 2016.
Mitsubishi smallest model, and one of the cheapest on the market, will get some minor stylistic enhancements broadly in line with the updated MY17 US-market model revealed last month...
No vehicle segment has had a bigger fall from grace this year than the one comprising the nation’s smallest cars.
According to VFACTS data, sales of micro cars are down 31.3 per cent this year to 10,132 units. They fell an even more significant 40.1 per cent in November, to 618.
This equates to market share of just 1.0 per cent annual, and 0...
After test-driving, negotiating and choosing the accessories, a Mirage was the only choice for my fiancée who had been cradling her previous '99 model she called Mandy until the new one hit our shores.
Being in the car industry myself (Sales and Service), I suggested she wait a few months until the dealer had some extra stock and would be in a better position to do a deal...
Saying the 1.2L three cylinder engine has power is pushing the boundaries of credulity.
There's 57 kW at 6000 rpm and 100 Newton metres of torque at 4000 revs. Bolted onto a CVT transmission, you need a calendar to see 100 kmh.
Overtaking moves are best left to straight roads of runway length and forget about anything like that going uphill...
I love my new Mirage; the cost of the car fits my budget. All I want for my city driving car is in the Mirage, except for two concerns that I hope can be addressed by Mitsubishi.
1) The noise of the rear end spoiler to where the third light of the vehicle is located. It creates a rattling sound when traversing a bit of rough road...