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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Great thread idea. (Hope you don't mind I expanded the title a bit.)

    If we get some good participation here, I'll email it to Mitsu.

    I would say:

    - stabilizer/sway bars or better spring rate - if the car had a better tuned suspension, it would have avoided a LOT of negative reviews (Nissan was smart: they added dual sway bars to the Micra which is coming to Canada next month)
    - "instant" fuel economy readout in the MID (in addition to the "average" readout)
    - LARGER MID screen

    I'll have to spend more time with the car to come up with other ideas.

    What do you mean by automated park/headlights?
    after tuning my suspension, i just want to highlight :

    1) rear absorber/damper stiff up to 30 percent from current level
    2) rear brake lamp must integrated with rear body
    3) non curved down rear spoiler.
    4) honey comb front grill .

    pass it to mitsu ya ...



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    A 6th gear and the attrage front haha

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    Is there room in the engine bay to extend the tranny for a 6th gear? You'd need to add a couple inches most likely.

    Personally, I'd be fine with a taller 5 speed.

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    I wish (if there's room) for a bigger fuel tank. It may cost some weight, but as the tank comes below 9.7 gals the car would weigh the same. I would like to see what this would do to range/mpg . I see on Wiki that gas weighs about 6 pounds/gallon. If you add 4 gals to 9.7 = 13.7 that's only 24 pounds. Another 160 miles at 40 mpg. I would also like something simple too, a better windshield spray, mine just "pees" solid streams of liquid and most of it just runs off. Also a way to show the OBD2 info on the nav screen I don't always need the map and all that info on there would be awesome.
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    Wow dude were you high when you wrote this?
    Quote Originally Posted by DonHoot View Post
    I wish (if there's room) for a bigger fuel tank. It may cost some weight, but as the tank comes below 9.7 gals the car would weigh the same. I would like to see what this would do to range/mpg . I see on Wiki that gas weighs about 6 pounds/gallon. If you add 4 gals to 9.7 = 13.7 that's only 24 pounds. Another 160 miles at 40 mpg. I would also like something simple too, a better windshield spray, mine just "pees" solid streams of liquid and most of it just runs off. Also a way to show the OBD2 info on the nav screen I don't always need the map and all that info on there would be awesome.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.8 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    You can explain more if you'd like. I thought mine were self-explanatory... Except for the auto lights as I can't think of another way to put it at the time.

    Some cars have day/night sensors and you get the choice of leaving the turning on/off of lights to the car. If the sensor senses daylight, DRL are usually on and headlights/parklights are off. When night time comes, car automatically turns on headlight and park lights.

    Thus one would notice cars randomly turning their lights on when under a bridge/overpass.
    Aus LS spec got auto lights and wipers :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonHoot View Post
    Wow dude were you high when you wrote this?
    Why are you quoting yourself and speaking as though it was someone else??

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    I'd want an old school rear window Louvre (maybe 3 element and a higher profile) and the Retro Mirage Panther stickers (I'm trying to source these someone in NZ has them!)
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    Any change left over and I'd have 35% Window tinting for all but the windscreen!
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    jid - love the Panther sticker on that black new Mirage!

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    FYI, I've started a bullet list of everyone's suggestions in post #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Great thread idea. (Hope you don't mind I expanded the title a bit.) If we get some good participation here, I'll email it to Mitsu.

    Summary so far (March 22):

    Ares:

    • Rear dome lights
    • Center armrest
    • Automated park/headlights

    MetroMPG:

    • less body roll (sway bars, or spring rate, or dampers)
    • "instant" fuel economy readout
    • larger MID display

    Daox:

    • 6-speed manual, or taller 5th gear, or Euro final drive ratio for better highway economy

    CLARK:

    • vanity mirror on both sun visors
    • light in hatchback cargo area

    Canoehead:

    • block/coolant heater
    • engine idle stop/start feature
    • special "extra efficiency" model
    • more adaptable folding rear seat (flip forward feature; quick release)

    Donut:

    • nicer steering wheel material
    • smoother fog light blanks
    • automated grille shutters
    • rear wheel skirts
    • 1.0L engine option

    CheezyWedges:
    • non-aero rear spoiler option / 3rd brake light
    • honeycomb front grille


    grsupercity:
    • Attrage/G4 front end styling

    DonHoot:
    • larger fuel tank
    • more effective windshield washer spray

    jid:
    • rear window louvers
    • Retro Mirage Panther stickers (N.Z.)


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    I would say:

    - stabilizer/sway bars or better spring rate - if the car had a better tuned suspension, it would have avoided a LOT of negative reviews (Nissan was smart: they added dual sway bars to the Micra which is coming to Canada next month)
    - "instant" fuel economy readout in the MID (in addition to the "average" readout)
    - LARGER MID screen

    I'll have to spend more time with the car to come up with other ideas.

    What do you mean by automated park/headlights?
    rear absorber/damper tune to 30% more stiff



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