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Thread: What's the longest you've owned a car? How long do you plan to keep your Mirage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoehead View Post
    (and can be worse when next to steel - something about dissimilar metals and galvanic something . . .)
    Very true. When we do brake jobs on Semi-tucks and trailers, we put a feltish-teflonish or thin-plastic gasket between the aluminum rim/wheel and iron brake drum. The chemical reaction between the two if they are in contact is impressive. I have seen aluminum rims corrode and structurally fail because of this reaction. We use the same type of gaskets when replacing steel cross members on trailer floors that may contact aluminium floor or side rails.


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    Wow, I've had my '00 Metro for almost 5 years now, and counting. Our anniversary is April 11, 2013. Time flies when you're having fun! I intend on keeping my Mirage as long as possible.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 48.1 mpg (US) ... 20.4 km/L ... 4.9 L/100 km ... 57.7 mpg (Imp)


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    3 years! I plan to keep my Mirage for 5 years at least

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    Welcome, alexalex!

    Which Mirage model did you get? Don't forget to make a garage page:
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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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    Owned? Or driven? 1966 Mustang, in family since 1972. But driven most would be '99 F150, got almost 200k on it, bought it new. I keep cars 20+ years whenever possible.



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