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    Sticky: I did 2 things. 1 helpful, the other fun. To...

    I did 2 things. 1 helpful, the other fun. To start the day I helped a lady out who ran out of gas. On the way to the drugstore (so my mom could shop) I saw a lady walking down the road. Ya see people...
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    Commenting here after just seeing the title. Haven't read the story or other comments yet. My first thought is "wow, that's some A+ upkeep/maintenance on that vehicle. Nicely done."

    Now I'm on to...
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    Hesitated to write this, but it's part of the...

    Hesitated to write this, but it's part of the venture I guess. Yesterday was my first real disappointing day w/ my Mirage. I had a trip up north for work. Three things made it a rough day. The first...
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    I agree on the people passing ya during the...

    I agree on the people passing ya during the daytime. I go 400 miles (200 each way) on Sundays during the day and I might pass 1 or 2 cars the whole trip. During the week I have a 50 mile stretch (25...
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    The jack I'm referring to is something like this....

    The jack I'm referring to is something like this. There's other similar items on these. So take a look around. This is just what came up first for me when I typed in "Battery powered car jack." The...
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    In the past week or so I've put quite a few more...

    In the past week or so I've put quite a few more miles on it. I'm already up to about 2300, and haven't had it 3 weeks. More thoughts/observations:

    I took it up north at 68MPH and got 49.6MPG. I...
  7. Thread: newbie here

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    Welcome to the forum. I'm new myself since about...

    Welcome to the forum. I'm new myself since about last week. There's a lot of great info on here. Hope ya enjoy your new car.
  8. If ya have another vehicle, ya may want to siphon...

    If ya have another vehicle, ya may want to siphon some out of it and put in the Mirage. It will last ya longer. Crazy at how people are w/ the panic buying. We're not immune to it in this town, but...
  9. Just got the car, so I'm trying to further the...

    Just got the car, so I'm trying to further the miles little by little. Running out of gas is embarrassing enough. Running out of gas in a Mirage is even worse. My last fill up was 315 miles. I'm not...
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    Ok, and thanks. Mine isn't running, as there's no...

    Ok, and thanks. Mine isn't running, as there's no symbols/lights on down there. From memory (it's been a week, I don't totally recall) the AC thing was on and I shut it off. I didn't want it, as I'm...
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    I'm open to any comments now. I feel like a dolt...

    I'm open to any comments now. I feel like a dolt in the sense that I know something is different, but haven't given it much thought since the first day or 2. As of now, I get the temp and fan speed I...
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    Add on- You just can't drive nearly as...

    Add on- You just can't drive nearly as aggressively in a Mirage (or any of these smaller type cars) that you can in some others. Another reason it would be great not only for kids, but for a lot of...
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    Welcome to the forum. Having a stick IMO is...

    Welcome to the forum. Having a stick IMO is great, no matter what type of vehicle you drive. You catch way more green lights. If a light is red and you're 1/4 mile away at 45MPH, ya just downshift. I...
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    I love the idea of the scanner. I already have a...

    I love the idea of the scanner. I already have a Blue Driver for scanning. I've used this thing a fair amount. Before I got my mini van, this OBDII tool was used to scan vehicles I might buy to see...
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    LOL!! Right. It's because ya see better on the...

    LOL!! Right. It's because ya see better on the vehicle MPG gauge and also cuz I've read where some of you guys are getting 50. During the week I have to get to work. I have a route. I have times I...
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    Sunday- had this thing almost a week now. No bad...

    Sunday- had this thing almost a week now. No bad to report. The AC thing I'll fess up as an "I'm an idiot." I know something is different about it, but I'm not sure exactly what. I'm not sure what...
  17. Thread: Farpoint Farms?

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    Cool beans and thanks!! It's kind of a small...

    Cool beans and thanks!! It's kind of a small world. In the last week or so I've been wanting to learn to fix my own cars. On You Tube I've been checking out beginning mechanic type vids. He's been...
  18. Thread: Farpoint Farms?

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    Farpoint Farms?

    Is Farpoint Farms a Mirage owner? I'm watching some of his videos on other things. Right now I'm checking out his review of Harbor Freight's tire changer. I've seen a few of his other vids too. Then...
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    Ok, this might be daft, but is the stop and go...

    Ok, this might be daft, but is the stop and go feature the thing where the car shuts off at a red light or something? I'd never heard of it until a couple of weeks ago when my friend rented a car. He...
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    Yea, insurance is a racket. We're paying for all...

    Yea, insurance is a racket. We're paying for all those nice buildings insurance companies own plus a whole lot of other things for agents, admin, etc before one dollar gets paid out in claims. Add to...
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    I hear ya. I'll do my best to never go off topic....

    I hear ya. I'll do my best to never go off topic. The squirrels I forgot to feed today don't appreciate when I do that.
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    DOH!! The thing is ya don't know how long the...

    DOH!! The thing is ya don't know how long the train is going to be. It was moving at a pretty good clip. Line was pretty long, yet no one got out of it and turned around. No one else turned their...
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    Is this real or one of those rookie initiation...

    Is this real or one of those rookie initiation things? =)
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    Day 3- The Mirage is fast becoming just a car to...

    Day 3- The Mirage is fast becoming just a car to use for work. I'm already getting out of the- hey I got a new car- phase and just driving it. Getting the bad out of the way first. The seat belt...
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    Day 2- Getting a bit more used to it. Get the bad...

    Day 2- Getting a bit more used to it. Get the bad (which isn't even that bad cuz it's better than yesterday) For the seat belt I just buckled it up and was on top of it for some of the runs. It still...
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