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    Biggest pet peeve of the Mirage? (Annoyances)

    What is your biggest pet peeve of the mirage?

    Mine is the jumbo-tron mirrors.

    (I still have my passenger mirror removed)
    Maybe it's because I'm used to tinted windows, but the headlights of other cars really shine into the car and blind me. My driver mirror is intentionally missadjusted (still usable) and rear view stays on "night" setting



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    Mine is the horrific, proprietary, dealership-only, pain-in-the-ass TPMS system. Other manufacturers have systems that are soooooo simple and user-friendly. Why do any and all Mirage TPMS settings, adjustments, and programming procedures have to be buried in the software of a $3,500 dealership scan tool??


    Gotta either spend hundreds of dollars or stare at that damned warning light for 1/3 of the year.

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    Dark interior. Even after replacing with an LED bulb, the one small light is inadequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Mine is the horrific, proprietary, dealership-only, pain-in-the-ass TPMS system. Other manufacturers have systems that are soooooo simple and user-friendly. Why do any and all Mirage TPMS settings, adjustments, and programming procedures have to be buried in the software of a $3,500 dealership scan tool??


    Gotta either spend hundreds of dollars or stare at that damned warning light for 1/3 of the year.
    Had to have mine reset the first full week I owned the car.

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    The too large driver side windshield wiper and the never quite dry overlap area at bottom of windshield.
    When using expensive wiper blades with one piece flexible bodies they catch enough wind to lift reducing effectiveness.
    Will weld for beer.

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    The passenger side wiper sticking up in it's odd position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    The passenger side wiper sticking up in it's odd position.
    I put a wiper arm from a late 80s or early 90s imprezza on mine for that reason. (same splines) It does miss a little bit of what the angled one gets, maybe 1-1/2" longer wiper would be equal or 3/4" longer arm.

    It took some fanagling to get everything setup and work well honestly -- Just changing the wiper angles and which spline, but it was worth it overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobrajet View Post
    Mine is the horrific, proprietary, dealership-only, pain-in-the-ass TPMS system. Other manufacturers have systems that are soooooo simple and user-friendly. Why do any and all Mirage TPMS settings, adjustments, and programming procedures have to be buried in the software of a $3,500 dealership scan tool??


    Gotta either spend hundreds of dollars or stare at that damned warning light for 1/3 of the year.
    I assume you're speaking about Snow Tires? I know that Samsclub does tire swaps with the TPMS for like $40.
    Fuel Log: Good enough

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    I put a piece of tape over the tmps light. I got steels with snows, and no. No metal tmps sensors to break in the winter.
    I ain't paying an additional nothing for some light. I have the inspection schedule set up so the oem alloys with tmps on the 15 are on for yearly inspection. Other than that. The old school way works just fine.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage Es 1.2 manual: 38.7 mpg (US) ... 16.4 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.5 mpg (Imp)

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.0 mpg (US) ... 17.9 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.4 mpg (Imp)


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    The Climate control
    I would pay extra for manual controls



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