8. Mitsubishi Mirage
Available as a five-door hatchback or a compact four-door sedan, the Mirage was affordable with a starting price just above $13,000. However, for that kind of money, drivers couldn’t expect much. In fact, the Mirage comes with limited equipment and a sluggish three-cylinder engine.
The transmission choice is either a manual or a slow-shifting automatic that sends the power to the front wheels. To most drivers, the budget-priced Mirage feels like it’s below the industry average. Mirage buyers have criticized its interior design and materials, as well as painfully slow performance and quality.