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    We had 55 mph winds the other day. It felt like a truck slamming into my sides. The ass end of the car was wiggling bad.
    I do have to keep in mind I got out of a police Inteceptor with 1.75" front and rear sway bars


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    Quote Originally Posted by BecauseRaceCar View Post
    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.
    I forgot about this... I have the Beetle springs myself. I still don't remember the highway ride terrible with the OEM springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BostonJellyBean View Post
    I do have to keep in mind I got out of a police Inteceptor with 1.75" front and rear sway bars
    Exactly. 55 mph will throw any 2000 lb, narrow, and tall car around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1a1f View Post
    Exactly. 55 mph will throw any 2000 lb, narrow, and tall car around.
    Had my first experience of that today in a highway trip in some strong winds. I was traveling east and the southerly winds liked to push me around a bit. Takes a bit of getting used to since I came to the Mirage G4 from a big Buick!

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    Anyone experience yet strong side winds hitting your Mirage causing it to emit the loudest, craziest, high pitch howling sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by palebeachbum View Post
    Anyone experience yet strong side winds hitting your Mirage causing it to emit the loudest, craziest, high pitch howling sound?
    Yes! It was caused by leaves in the windshield edging! It took me a little while to figure it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMirageMpg View Post
    Yes! It was caused by leaves in the windshield edging! It took me a little while to figure it out!
    That's hilarious.

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    When your 16oz triple-shot 2% mocha is nestled conveniently in the cupholder, and is therefore just to the right of your right knee, just to the left of the mocha in the other cupholder, just in front of the shifter, and just six inches under the dashboard.

    I guess for what Mitsubishi charges for these cars we should just be happy they have cupholders.
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    When your paint is so thin that the weight of a window flair leaves indents and you need to paint over it...


    Fuel Log: Good enough

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