The Mirage was popular out here. The driving school I went to as a teenager had them. I (not so) fondly remember the one I was using for my lessons broke down during one of the lessons. But it was better than the Dodge Omni some of the other kids got stuck with.
Sadly I think Mitsubishi is circling the drain in the North American market. While they've sold some good vehicles, they've also sold a lot of lackluster crap... to people who couldn't even afford that and should have been buying a used car. It's a safe prediction that they will be the next foreign make to stop selling here, behind Suzuki.
The washer fluid is NOT fine!