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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mitsubishi Mirage GLX vs. GLS


The all-new Mitsubishi Mirage offers 4 variants, these are GLX MT, GLX AT CVT, GLS MT and GLS AT CVT. Some of the buyers are torn between these variants, whether to choose GLX or GLS. Let me give a short list of these variants’ features.

GLX:

GLX headunit 
·   Front power windows (back seat has classic manual roll up windows)
·   Rear Window Defogger
·   High-Mount Stop Lamp - LED-Type (Tailgate-Integrated)
·   Air Conditioner (manual)
·   1.2 Liter 3 In-Line DOHC MIVEC Gasoline (3A92) Engine
·   Electronic type power steering
·   3-Spoke Urethane steering wheel
·   2-DIN Single In-Dash CD / MP3 / Tuner / Aux
Jack / USB port / iPod-ready / Bluetooth Connectivity
·    2  Speakers       
·   14-Inch Steel (with Full Wheel Cover)
·     Black door sash and side mirrors
·     Bench type backseat with 2 headrest

 
 GLS:


·  All power windows
·  High-mount stop lamp - LED-Type (Rear spoiler-integrated)
·   Air conditioner/climate control (automatic)
·   1.2 Liter 3 In-Line DOHC MIVEC Gasoline (3A92) Engine
·    Electronic type power steering
·   3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
·    Rear spoiler
·    ABS/EBD
·    Dual airbags
·   15-Inch alloy
·    Multi-media system with GPS
·    Keyless Operation System (KOS) push start/stop engine
·   60:40 split backseat with 3 headrest
·   Power side mirrors (adjust only)


For you to be able to determine which variant is suitable for you, first you need to ask yourself these following questions:

· How much is my budget?
· What’s the use of this car for me?
· For how long do I plan to keep this car?
· Do I need these extra features?


By then, you can asses if you need to pay extra to get the higher trim of this car. Well, if you are fond of making modification such as changing rims, putting side skirts and extension, or just planning to make this as a project car, I would suggest you get the GLX variant. GLX can still take you from point A to point B. So, if you think that the features that the higher trim are useless, then this is the perfect car for you.

On the other hand, If you are the type of buyer who doesn't have any budget issues, and would like to have a factory manufactured features, then go for GLS. Having the top-of-the-line variant would save you time and effort from making modifications. Good luck!







These pictures are owned by:

* Apollo Bautista
* Jo Chan
* Joey Caro









































8 comments:

jojo musa said...

dont go for keyless model, its just a bad experience, if i could only swap my gls cvt i will exchange it even with i10

khomaigz said...

What's wrong with your unit sir? I actually own a GLS MT. So far, I am satisfied and so impressed with this car. Have your unit checked on your dealer. Mitsubishi offered 5-year warranty for this model. I am sure your KOS problem should be covered. =)

pretty_angel said...

Hello!
Can someone tell me how to change time settings on Mirage GLX?
The manual isn't helpful as the illustration there is different from the actual radio screen. :(
Thanks!

elaine noriega said...

Hi pretty angel! I have the same problem. Can somebody please help us. Thanks!

elaine noriega said...

Hi pretty_angel! I figured out how to adjust the clock already.
1. Press & hold 'disp' until 'ipod lock' appears.
2. While pressing 'disp', short press |<<
3. When clock 12/24 appears, release 'disp'.
4. Then press, >>| a couple of times until the time appears
5. You may adjust the hour by turning the power/volume button. To adjust the minute, press >>| then turn the power/volume button.

Hope this helps :-)

Esther Ectin said...

which is better? mirage gls at or mt? im living in a province... im confused with regards to fuel consumption.... can anyone help me about this pls?

khomaigz said...

Hi, Esther Ectin! I am also from the province. My car is Mirage GLS MT. The clutch is so soft and doesn't feel like it's pain in the arse driving in heavy traffic, though I would still prefer GLS AT if budget was not issue.

I heard there are issues such as hard starting in the first batch of Mirage AT, but I think Mitsubishi has fixed those bugs on their following batches.

Since your only concern is fuel consumption, the figures of fuel consumption for AT doesn't fall far from MT variant. Mirage is using CVT technology for their automatic variant. CVT technology is known to achieve good fuel economy for AT unlike the old traditional 4-speed automatic transmission.

To answer your question, fuel consumption is not an issue. It's a matter of preference. You will never go wrong in either of the two. I hope this helps. Thank you for visiting my blog! =)

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