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  1. New iPhone Now Apple Car Play doesn't work

    I recently upgraded to a iPhone 12. My 2018 Mirage SE system does not want to play nicely with the new phone. The car has been turning on and off the bluetooth. When hooked up to apple car play, the...
  2. I just rolled 52,500 miles. Changed my oil,...

    I just rolled 52,500 miles. Changed my oil, rotated my tires, inspected my brakes. I need new pads. 2nd time since I bought the car. 30,000 miles for the first set. 23,000 (almost) for the second...
  3. 3 of the 4 pads

    3 of the 4 pads
  4. I got 27,000 miles out of my OEM pads and rotors....

    I got 27,000 miles out of my OEM pads and rotors. By the time I changed them, the pads (3 of the 4) were nothing left but the metal and dug completely into the rotors. The car was not safe to drive...
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    So how have you found your mpg to change with the...

    So how have you found your mpg to change with the taller tires? Mine is a 2018 with 165/65r14's and I am getting around 42mpg overall. I also drive 25,000 miles per year. I do not want my mpg to drop
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    This is funny only because we drove Festivas for...

    This is funny only because we drove Festivas for a very long time. My father-in-law had 14 of them. Drive one until the front end dropped, push it aside for parts and start driving another. Great...
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    My 2018 Mirage's Birthday

    It has been exactly 2 years since I brought my 2018 Mirage SE home from the dealership. 2 years, 39,843 miles. A full set of pads and rotors for the front. 2 flat tire repairs. 1 full set of wipers,...
  8. 30,000 miles on my OEM pads. Not only that, but...

    30,000 miles on my OEM pads. Not only that, but the wear surface on the rotors was half gone on one rotor and the pad and disintegrated on the other side that it was metal to metal. So I had to...
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    Finally got to changing the second side of my...

    Finally got to changing the second side of my front brakes. When I bought the first side, I didn't realize the second side was as bad. So I only could find a coated rotor to buy (because I needed it...
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    Just to keep the crazy train here going, I bought...

    Just to keep the crazy train here going, I bought my 65mm 14 flute filter wrench (I believe it is called a 901) for my Mirage from Ebay for $3 shipped. It should be here in time for the next oil...
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    I used a Fram TG7313. Other than Mitsubishi...

    I used a Fram TG7313. Other than Mitsubishi direct, which filters are shorter that the 7313? FYI, the Tough Guard (TG) was the only filter available at any of my local parts stores. All other filters...
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    Proper filter wrench ordered. None of the video's...

    Proper filter wrench ordered. None of the video's I watch showed the removal from the top. So I just assumed it came out from the bottom. Lesson learned!! I have 31,000 miles on my 2018. Oil has been...
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    Oil change nightmare

    I have been wrenching on cars for nearly 50 years. I just changed the oil in my 2018 SE for the first time today. My dealer did the first 4 for free. Yikes. Who designed these things? It took me an...
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    I have a couple pairs of the large channel lock...

    I have a couple pairs of the large channel lock pliers. However, this is soooooo much easier and quicker. I do a lot of brakes between my car, my wife's car and all 5 of my kids cars!! This tool so...
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    BTW - the best $4 I have ever spent on a brake job

    BTW - the best $4 I have ever spent on a brake job
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    I ordered the second new rotor. It will be here...

    I ordered the second new rotor. It will be here when I get home on Monday. My wife will just have to figure out her schedule since I am taking her car.. But this won't happen again. Off to Rock Auto...
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    I started my brake job this afternoon. Very easy,...

    I started my brake job this afternoon. Very easy, simple and quick. Replaced the rotor without any problems and side one was done. Went to side to, well this is bad. The brake surface is completely...
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    I am in need of replacing them now, not in 5 days...

    I am in need of replacing them now, not in 5 days when the order from rock auto would arrive. Sorry, I must not have made that clear. I will however be placing a Rock Auto order for a pair of the...
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    Well to add insult to injury, not one Auto store...

    Well to add insult to injury, not one Auto store in my entire area (SE Wisconsin) has rotors for my car. None of them. Amazon has nothing I can get delivered tomorrow. Nothing at all!! I really don't...
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    Annoyed doesn't even begin to put it where I am...

    Annoyed doesn't even begin to put it where I am at. My 2018 SE - 30,500 miles. Passenger side rotor is gouged and pads are nearly gone. To say the least, I am hacked (pg version) off. Now my car,...
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    My iPhone 7 Plus is not loading my contacts into...

    My iPhone 7 Plus is not loading my contacts into my 2018 Mirage SE. My iPhone 6 did. I upgraded about 2 months ago and it has not synced since
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    Air selector is on Fresh. I will check the cabin...

    Air selector is on Fresh. I will check the cabin air filter, but this has been like this since new (but I did not change it at 1 year).
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    Cold Weather - Not great car

    I put a fair amount of miles on my 2018 SE. I have had it for 14 months. 30,000 miles and counting. This has got to be the second worst car for winter I have ever owned. My 1968 VW Beetle was worse!!...
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    What goes here

    Well, I am curious about the 2 blank spots on the dashboard next to the mirror switch and the car with squiggly lines under it switch! Anyone have an idea as to what options would be here! I would...
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    The seats are a bit small in the bottom area....

    The seats are a bit small in the bottom area. Door sill is a bit high for a comfortable resting spot while driving. I really just think it is a small car. Since I put almost 100 miles per day on it,...
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