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    Just to throw out another data point / opinion. ...

    Just to throw out another data point / opinion.

    If possible, try to start the car AND let it fully warm up at least weekly.

    DRIVE the car at least once each month, Ideally every other week. Get...
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    Let's see... 6,000 miles... casual average speed...

    Let's see... 6,000 miles... casual average speed of 50 mph... 10 hours per day...

    12 days. That's a pretty legit road trip!
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    Since I'm not working... I'm wondering how much...

    Since I'm not working... I'm wondering how much it would cost me to road trip from FL to WA to pick these up?

    Gas is cheap. I drive a Mirage.

    Alas, I don't need the wheels.
  4. If you need to replace a clutch, it's a lot of...

    If you need to replace a clutch, it's a lot of work. Best to replace EVERY clutch component and take your time to do the job right when you do it.

    But... I'm in a blunt mood today... replacing a...
  5. There's one little rule that I think we should...

    There's one little rule that I think we should all follow.

    Don't be a dick.
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    I chose the Wells Fargo Visa with 1.5% cash back...

    I chose the Wells Fargo Visa with 1.5% cash back on everything. And I use the card for nearly everything.
  7. Thread: Car Insurance.

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    Yeah, I probably could do that. Or something like...

    Yeah, I probably could do that. Or something like it. But, really, I just need to get rid of it.

    I tried to get Hagarty to cover it a few years ago as a "limited use collectible". But, I guess...
  8. Thread: Car Insurance.

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    Insurance rates vary wildly depending on which...

    Insurance rates vary wildly depending on which insurance company you choose (some are more preferential to different demographics) and how long you've been with them, where you live, how old you are,...
  9. Putting a single filament bulb in a double...

    Putting a single filament bulb in a double filament socket can short out the two pins in the bulb socket. The single pin of the bulb fits neatly between the two pins of the socket, as Fummins said.
    ...
  10. I'm not sure I understand the environment you're...

    I'm not sure I understand the environment you're trying to operate in. Maybe this is just a bad idea all around?
  11. 56db is pretty darned quiet. Common Noise...

    56db is pretty darned quiet.

    Common Noise Levels
  12. More or less. It's more about load. You can have...

    More or less. It's more about load. You can have zero load at 3,000 rpm (sitting in the driveway) or be going up a mountain at 60 mph at 3,000 rpm. One is very light throttle, one is very heavy...
  13. I think you need to analyze and state your actual...

    I think you need to analyze and state your actual power needs. The way you stated it, people are thinking you need to run the car 24/7 to keep 1200 Watts available at all times. I doubt that is the...
  14. I always get that wrong. I'm still under...

    I always get that wrong.

    I'm still under warranty for another 11k miles. Woot!

    Should probably take it in and get some service bulletins and stuff done. But, then I'd have to go there. Meh.
  15. Don't count on that free engine too hard. The...

    Don't count on that free engine too hard. The 100k warranty is only good to the orignial purchaser. Second owner gets the 3 year bumper-to-bumper warranty, but not the 100k.

    But, if you need an...
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    Your display in the photo is showing miles. Not...

    Your display in the photo is showing miles. Not average MPG. The only thing that mode can do is count up as you drive.
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    If you're on the trip meter that resets itself,...

    If you're on the trip meter that resets itself, then it starts at "zero", which displays as "----" or "incalculable". If you then idle for 5-10 minutes, you have a really STRONG zero (you've used a...
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    Wow! That's some ambition.

    Wow! That's some ambition.
  19. In general: Accelerate gently, minimize time...

    In general: Accelerate gently, minimize time spent stopped at idle, maximize time spent coasting.

    When you see the random Uber in front of you, you EXPECT him to stop suddenly, so you increase...
  20. If you've watched a lot of other "Regular Car...

    If you've watched a lot of other "Regular Car Reviews", you pick up on his style. He's been at this a lot longer than you might think. He grabs hold of the stereotype that surrounds a particular car,...
  21. If cruise control is going to do a better job of...

    If cruise control is going to do a better job of keeping your speed in the range that you want to be in, then it could help. But, if your goal is to drive 65 mph... whether you do it with your foot...
  22. Shift your target speed from 55-65 to 50-60 and...

    Shift your target speed from 55-65 to 50-60 and you'll get a LOT closer to 50 mpg. The time you're spending at >60 mph is what's killing you. I've found that below 55, my car will get 50-52 mpg or...
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    Mirage wiring is tasty -- another victim

    Just to document this and give y'all something else to think about...

    I went out to my car Friday to go to lunch. It fired right up, but didn't sound right... like maybe it's sprung a weird...
  24. If nothing else, they're usually fun to watch.

    If nothing else, they're usually fun to watch.
  25. He rants about the shifter too much (simply put a...

    He rants about the shifter too much (simply put a heavier shift knob on it). Otherwise, it's pretty spot on!
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