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    The first time you vacuum the carpet and realize that whatever that stuff is covering the floor...it's not carpet.
    Hahaha! Truth! What is this stuff they call carpet?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Mullet View Post
    Hahaha! Truth! What is this stuff they call carpet?
    I described it in a review of the Mirage I did for Carsurvey.org as "a rough, felt-like substance".

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    When your car makes more heads turn than a corvette does.
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    When a gust of wind knocks you out of your lane. Cause a $10 bar Mitsubishi thought it didn't need.

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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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    @Boston - what's the bar? a read sway bar? too bad the after market charges so much for a simple piece of metal.

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    Have you ever seen a car racing around a track with it's inside rear tire up in the air? I wonder if that is what Mitsubishi is trying to avoid by not having a rear sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Have you ever seen a car racing around a track with it's inside rear tire up in the air? I wonder if that is what Mitsubishi is trying to avoid by not having a rear sway bar.
    I am not on a race track. I've noticed above 55 the ass end is so sloppy I just get off the hwy.
    While the car is made for the global market, you gotta make sure certain things are correct. In the US/ Canada market that would mean a sway bar for higher speeds. My car pisses me off at higher speeds. To the point I may go upside down to get a yaris, Mazda 2, fit, or spark to compensate for the higher speeds

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonJellyBean View Post
    I am not on a race track. I've noticed above 55 the ass end is so sloppy I just get off the hwy.
    I have not raced my Mirage and I've never had this problem with handling above 55 mph. I'm having a hard time understanding how your Mirage reacts that way.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 48.7 mpg (US) ... 20.7 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I'm having a hard time understanding how your Mirage reacts that way.
    Ditto... I regularly drive 75 plus on the interstate and she's as sure footed as anything else I've owned. I don't get your issue at all.

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    The hwy feel is exactly why I swapped to the VW beetle springs. 50$ is all it took to give this car the confidence you need for driving at speed. I know the feeling you described and it goes away completely with 15 minutes and new springs.


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