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  1. Typically, it's the car that you are programming...

    Typically, it's the car that you are programming to recognize the key electronically.
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    In relation to this... 15485 I'm the "I...

    In relation to this...

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    I'm the "I know my car" guy. I have two vehicles; I drive until I get the low fuel warning light (meaning that in the Mirage, the gauge starts blinking). I note...
  3. Most Mirages in Manila also happen to be CVTs....

    Most Mirages in Manila also happen to be CVTs. And there were quite a few more Mirages the basement, this morning there was a blue one, and another green one of the same vintage, not to mention quite...
  4. Scene at the office parking lot this morning. ...

    Scene at the office parking lot this morning.

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    All these posts are right in line with my...

    All these posts are right in line with my experience. Usually I can have the entire gauge start the "flashing empty" thing, drive another 40-50 km (with the AC on, a good part of it in the infamous...
  6. I know. I have some background in electrical...

    I know. I have some background in electrical engineering and the term still triggers me head-scratchin' reflex. But I'm used to hearing it from local shade-tree mechanics by now. At any rate, I've...
  7. Small note: in "Taglish" (colloquial Filipino, a...

    Small note: in "Taglish" (colloquial Filipino, a mix of Tagalog and English), "series" is synonymous with "jumper". It has nothing to do with how the two circuits are electrically connected. :)
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    Ah, those infamous "hard plastics". Here in...

    Ah, those infamous "hard plastics".

    Here in the Philippines it rains, and I mean it rains a lot, and hard, for 3-4 months of the year. If it's raining and I open the door, the inner side of that...
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    My OEM Hitachi battery lasted me just over four...

    My OEM Hitachi battery lasted me just over four years. I replaced it with a locally made Motolite Enduro "maintenance free" battery (of which I tore off the warranty sticker and refilled when the...
  10. Mostly not a problem with modern cars (built...

    Mostly not a problem with modern cars (built within the past 20 years, or so). When I was a kid, I often saw cars running in the streets driving around with missing body panels. Older Japanese models...
  11. It's got 40,494 km on it as of this morning. I...

    It's got 40,494 km on it as of this morning. I think I own the oldest Mirage in this forum!

    The car is holding up very well in the past five years. Never needed anything besides routine...
  12. Heh, none taken don't worry. ;)

    Heh, none taken don't worry. ;)
  13. Why must be either/or? I consider myself a cheap...

    Why must be either/or? I consider myself a cheap car enthusiast, 'scuse me. :D

    I love my cars small, light, and practical. It's a family thing:...
  14. One thing about the MPH site (and the MirageForum...

    One thing about the MPH site (and the MirageForum actually) - they don't have mobile friendly versions. Most folks here access the Interwebs on their phones; I hate Facebook but both MPH and...
  15. Back in the 90's when "twin-cam", "DOHC" and...

    Back in the 90's when "twin-cam", "DOHC" and quad-valve were all the rage, my dad bought a "16 Valve" sticker.

    He snipped the "1" off and attached the sticker to the rear window of our Daihatsu...
  16. Strange, my car has a steering wheel lock, and I...

    Strange, my car has a steering wheel lock, and I think I have what is literally the oldest car in this forum. I have the pushbutton start as well.

    You can hear the lock disengage when you push the...
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    With pleasure. Work has begin, a couple of days...

    With pleasure. Work has begin, a couple of days ago the cars have been towed away to the shop:

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    Speaking of Mopars, we're also looking at a 1964 Dodge 440. It's got a slant six and a...
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    The 180D will be my project. I'm keeping the old...

    The 180D will be my project. I'm keeping the old engine. Modern retrofits will be:

    1. Aircon (a must in the local tropical weather)
    2. LED headlamps
    3. Radial tyres :D (Well they have radials on...
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    I've always wanted an old Mercedes diesel sedan....

    I've always wanted an old Mercedes diesel sedan. I'd love to own anything originating from 1953 to 1985, which correspond to Ponton up to the W123 eras.

    About five years ago, I went to the bank to...
  20. Oh, my Mirage purchase was definitely a heart...

    Oh, my Mirage purchase was definitely a heart purchase!

    Don't get me wrong, I'm a very sensible guy and the Mirage is a very sensible car. But a sensible Filipino would buy a Toyota Vios (Yaris...
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    My car has the same plastic thing. I think it's a...

    My car has the same plastic thing. I think it's a charcoal canister.



    The car actually gets to 88mph (141 kph) without much fuss. Well, you'd need lots of road, but it may actually be faster...
  22. I know what you're speaking of; sounds like a...

    I know what you're speaking of; sounds like a relay engaging. I think it's for the electric power steering (which deactivates when the engine is dead).
  23. Poll: About 100,000km for the Charade and just over...

    About 100,000km for the Charade and just over 85,000 for the Jazz. The Charade hasn't had aircon for the past 12 or so years and has been relegated to driving-around-town duty (think church and...
  24. Poll: Gosh, almost everyone here is planning to drive...

    Gosh, almost everyone here is planning to drive their Mirages to the ground. :D

    If it's any indication, my family has a 11 year old Honda Jazz (Fit in the US) and a 23 year old Daihatsu Charade.
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    The Southeast Asian edition is even lighter - by...

    The Southeast Asian edition is even lighter - by 70kg! That's my own weight taken out of the car.

    See http://www.newmirage.ph/Mirage_Brochure.pdf. I own the MT GLS model, which is 825kg.
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