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    Mirage trailer hitch/receiver: Curt 11394 Class 1

    Saw this come up in a Google alert:

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    Tow up to 1500 lbs with this Curt 11394 Class 1 Mitsubishi Mirage trailer hitch. Custom made to fit the Mitsubishi Mirage this hitch includes all required hardware. All Curt hitches are powder coated a high-gloss, smooth surface finish to resist rust and corrosion. These are the most attractive and durable hitches on the market. Backed by Curt MFG's limited lifetime warranty.

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    • Curt # 11394 is Custom fit for the Mitsubishi Mirage
    • 1500 lb load capacity
    • Black Powder Coated
    • Curt Limited Lifetime Warranty
    • 1-1/4" Receiver Tube
    FROM: http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...hi-mirage.html


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    nice find, thx.

    What do you think, is it more efficient to pull loads than to have them on the roof?
    The wind exposed cross section of the car would suggest yes.

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    I don't understand, in my owners manua, it states do not tow with this vehicle? Yet other countries they allow it?

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    Mitsu U.S. states that the total cargo weight (incl'd passengers) of the Mirage is just a little over 900 pounds. Subtract four 150lb persons, you'd only have ~350lbs left for other cargo (luggage) and the tongue weight of the hitch pushing downwards on the car ... not a lot of weight can be handled at all.

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    Not to mention the car's already poor suspension aint going to do Sh*t.

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    The only reason I can see for adding a hitch to a Mirage is to have a place to attach one of those little propellers that boat owners use to cover their hitch when not in use. Expensive accessory for a gag.

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    ^ I can actually see that being cute on the mirage.

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    ...Or for a rear mounted bike rack.

    Lots of people tow light trailers with vehicles that aren't officially designated for towing.

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    I'd like to see where this bolts on AND what kind of hardware it uses before I put my bike on this.

    I fit my full mountain bike, I don't even think I removed the tires, inside the car.

    I know some motorcycles have more horsepower than we do, not to mention a whole lot lighter, so they might be able to tow better than we could... However, if one would seriously want to tow something, I won't tow more than what this can hold.

    http://www.intergate.com/~brianb/bik...rgoTrailer.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    ...Or for a rear mounted bike rack.
    That would be the useful part for me. I know we can get the roof rack, but I'd feel weird carrying bikes up high, don't feel like raising my center of gravity that much...



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