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  1. How many miles out of the Potenzas?

    How many miles out of the Potenzas?
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    I'm looking forward to the day when you collect...

    I'm looking forward to the day when you collect them all and can line up all the colors like a rainbow and take a picture.
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    It's a fantastic question Eggman. It actually...

    It's a fantastic question Eggman. It actually struck me as odd, thinking about it as in my almost 20 years in the tire industry, I have never heard anyone mention "protectants" of any sort. I...
  4. Definitely find out what that is... I just bought...

    Definitely find out what that is... I just bought the fluid and filter to do myself on this one I just picked up.
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    Resident Tire Engineer checking in here... I...

    Resident Tire Engineer checking in here... I sometime hesitate to comment on topics like these as they are typically similar to opening a very large can of worms... BUT... as I was asked, I will...
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    That is sharp!!!

    That is sharp!!!
  7. Is there anyway we can block Dirk from seeing...

    Is there anyway we can block Dirk from seeing this thread for his own good? :very_drunk:
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    The VW DSG gearbox is awesome if it has been...

    The VW DSG gearbox is awesome if it has been maintained properly.
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    Little trick I learned from a detailer is 0000...

    Little trick I learned from a detailer is 0000 steel wool. Makes glass slick as can be. Half of the forum will surely lose their minds when this is suggested however, so YMMV lol. But it worked...
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    Just say no...

    Just say no...
  11. Saaaaame I never understood why they did it in...

    Saaaaame

    I never understood why they did it in the first place.
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    15749 15751 15750 Treated Betty White to...

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    Treated Betty White to what is likely her first ever sip of Techron, aired up the tires to the placard 35 psi just to see what her baseline was. Haven’t hand calculated since...
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    Well I am officially back in the Mirage world...

    Well I am officially back in the Mirage world ladies and germs.
    2015 DE CVT with 70k miles for the princely sum of $2750.

    She’s had a hard knock life and certainly has her share of bruises but...
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    I don't want to jinx it by posting, but I am...

    I don't want to jinx it by posting, but I am going to try and go look at a super cheap Mirage I found tomorrow. It's a cvt which I don't prefer, but it is so cheap I don't think I can pass on it......
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    I desperately want a woody vert like the one in...

    I desperately want a woody vert like the one in Planes Trains & Automobiles...
  16. Most car guys also can't comprehend the idea of a...

    Most car guys also can't comprehend the idea of a daily, and for that I will never understand. My dad taught me long ago that your DD is an appliance. Make sure its robust and up to the task, and...
  17. I feel bad for your wife...

    I feel bad for your wife...
  18. 12 bucks a month, free vacuums, and I can go once...

    12 bucks a month, free vacuums, and I can go once a day every single day if I want. No brainer for me... one of the best subscriptions I have ever bought...
  19. I know you are worried about the longevity of...

    I know you are worried about the longevity of your CVT but instead of planning for its ultimate demise, what I would suggest is that you focus on extending its life as long as possible. Learn how to...
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    Not necessarily "cheap" but the exact car I would...

    Not necessarily "cheap" but the exact car I would want to replace my beloved Basic... '15 ES Manual in black... Good miles, looks fairly clean, needs tires BAD :eek:

    On the other side of the...
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    Wow what a deal... I would have bought that in a...

    Wow what a deal... I would have bought that in a heartbeat if I had seen it.
  22. I have been wondering about something similar to...

    I have been wondering about something similar to this lately. There is a local auto dealership group that offers "WARRANTY FOR LIFE!!!" as part of their new sales pitch. Now the dealer has been...
  23. Put a couple folks in the back seat and go for a...

    Put a couple folks in the back seat and go for a ride and see if it goes away. Its completely possible. Unlikely, but possible. More than one of us have seen how easily the rear springs can be...
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    Happy Turkey Day!

    Happy Thanksgiving to our friends to the North... especially our fearless leader Darin (all while not even owning a Mirage :P ) to whom we owe all of our thanks for this great community.

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    Resident Tire Engineer here. Everything has been...

    Resident Tire Engineer here. Everything has been said, but this is a good lesson on why it is important to have a decent air pressure gauge and check them regularly!

    (USA made and cheap!...
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