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  1. His car reviewing resume already sounds better...

    His car reviewing resume already sounds better than the dimwit Doug DeMuro.
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    I don't blame you wanting factory alloy rims. ...

    I don't blame you wanting factory alloy rims. Most after market rims are wider than necessary. 4.5-5.5" wide rims suits the 14" tires on a Mirage well, and that includes anyone jumping up to...
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    You're just a youngster, I'm 58 going on 59 next...

    You're just a youngster, I'm 58 going on 59 next month. I have never owned an automatic vehicle. I thought that would work in my favor, but I really had to reprogram my brain for double-clutching....
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    Just in case you haven't notice this thread -...

    Just in case you haven't notice this thread - Eggman did a very nice job of creating a list of used rims that may fit a Mirage.
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    I got my CDL license training & testing with...

    I got my CDL license training & testing with 10-speed manual (Freightliner) in the fall of 2020. It took some time for my brain to reprogram my foot for double clutching. The truck had 1,005,000...
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    I don't think most here on the forum have a...

    I don't think most here on the forum have a manual driving resume like you. That's quite impressive!

    Like many things, there have been shortages of stuff. For some things (like ammunition),...
  7. That's my point. It's a $25 item that probably...

    That's my point. It's a $25 item that probably takes one of their mechanics 15 minutes to install, & they charge you $350.

    I am not saying PULSE is a bad feature. My Mirage has it. I feel...
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    If you really want a clutch that bad, I would try...

    If you really want a clutch that bad, I would try rockauto.com again. It appears to be in stock almost every time I check.

    I understand your being upset with them, but they may have had a...
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    Sticky: I honestly believe the 0W-20 oil recommendation...

    I honestly believe the 0W-20 oil recommendation is totally based on economy vs engine protection.

    Steve's cheap plastic car received 50+ free oil changes every 5,000 miles. Conventional 5W-30...
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    Sticky: The Barum tires look quite impressive for...

    The Barum tires look quite impressive for traction. They seriously look like they would handle snow quite well.
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    Sticky: Thanks to Dirk,the Barums are not a "no name"...

    Thanks to Dirk,the Barums are not a "no name" brand on this forum.

    I have a pair of the 165/65r14 Kumho Solus TA31 (500AA/60,000 mile warranty) on the rear of my Mirage this winter.

    A...
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    I am not saying anyone is right or wrong. ...

    I am not saying anyone is right or wrong. Whether it has a valve or not seems irrelevant to me for this procedure.
  13. Pulse is a huge mark up item. "The pulse...

    Pulse is a huge mark up item.

    "The pulse braking light described below has been in use for motorcycles for may years. It is an accessory and it costs about $35."

    The above quote is a bit...
  14. I wouldn't base that on cars they don't even have...

    I wouldn't base that on cars they don't even have in their lots yet, but sadly you are most likely correct.

    The best car buying advice I read recently said (not quoting exactly) - If you really...
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    Sticky: A friend a of mine whined about the lack of a...

    A friend a of mine whined about the lack of a mirror.

    I now have this in my glovebox -
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    I would not make the assumption that everything...

    I would not make the assumption that everything shared in that thread is correct. There is absolutely no harm in doing this procedure regardless of the system.

    quote -
    "Coolant is always...
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    Did you notice post #2 in the thread? It has a...

    Did you notice post #2 in the thread? It has a pic of the engine coolant drain plug location.

    The first clip I attached today mentioned the importance of turning your heating system on full blast...
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    Where's Mohammad? This could be his next You...

    Where's Mohammad? This could be his next You Tube clip offered - Changing your coolant in a Mitsubishi Mirage.

    If I was doing this job myself, I would rather drain the engine block & heater core...
  19. Thread: Air/cabin filter

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    I don't skimp on oil filters or engine air...

    I don't skimp on oil filters or engine air filters, but I will gladly skimp on a cabin air filter. If I had an odor coming from my vents, that may warrant a carbon one I guess.

    The cabin air...
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    Would you call that purple or pink? :)

    Would you call that purple or pink?

    :)
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    https://globalnews.ca/news/434503/suzuki-will-stop...

    https://globalnews.ca/news/434503/suzuki-will-stop-selling-vehicles-in-canada-but-says-drivers-shouldnt-worry/#:~:text=Consumer-,Suzuki%20will%20stop%20selling%20vehicles%20in,says%20drivers%20shouldn...
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    Sticky: I had the same thought. If they aren't...

    I had the same thought. If they aren't expensive, I would add one to my driver's education car for kids & their big honking phones when they are driving. It would be more secure than what they do...
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    Sticky: I like that! Simple! Please share where you got...

    I like that! Simple! Please share where you got it & price?
  24. 165/65r14 Falken Sincera SN250A A/S tires dropped...

    165/65r14 Falken Sincera SN250A A/S tires dropped to $55/tire @ Walmart, but they are nothing special (340BB with no warranty). The 175/65r14 Falken Sincera SN250 A/S tires with the 80,000 mile...
  25. The original $240 (includes tires...

    The original $240 (includes tires mounted/balanced/installed) quote + tax deal doesn't look so bad now? I am not trying to throw salt into your wound, but I thought that quote was quite good given...
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