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    Sticky: Looks good!

    Looks good!
  2. Thread: Edible wiring

    by Wil B
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    2 years ago, my 2018 Mirage was parked at my...

    2 years ago, my 2018 Mirage was parked at my uncle's overnight in Pennsylvania. Next morning.....no start. After a tow (courtesy of Mitsubishi) the tech at Younger Mitsubishi (Hagerstown, Maryland)...
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    Congrats on your purchase. The Mirage is a car of...

    Congrats on your purchase. The Mirage is a car of many unsung pleasures. Enjoy it!

    I love mine. And yes, I love the CVT!
  4. Just went through the same thing with my 2018...

    Just went through the same thing with my 2018 hatchback. 2 Vredestein on the front from Tire Rack, installed by Pep Boys. I used to have a backup Federal in the basement, but used it for a pothole...
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    I just went through this last week with my 2018...

    I just went through this last week with my 2018 Mirage (83,000 miles.) Ordered 2 front tires from Tire Rack and the 'local installer' was the Pepboys 2 blocks from my house. I had the tires installed...
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    I hope and pray they have a replacement tranny in...

    I hope and pray they have a replacement tranny in this country, and can get it to you in a timely manner.
    My engine on my 2018 Mirage (76k) was approved for replacement in April....and installed in...
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    Sticky: That is excellent!!!!!!

    That is excellent!!!!!!
  8. Haha, I'm a former Festiva owner also....owned a...

    Haha, I'm a former Festiva owner also....owned a 1986 LX ( 5 speed, tach, slightly wider tires) from new and put 168,000 miles on it in 11 years. Sold it in '97 with everything working....even the...
  9. "I am a firm believer in narrow tires over wider...

    "I am a firm believer in narrow tires over wider tires when it comes to winter roads. Thus, I like keeping tabs on 165/65r14 tire options."

    Yes yes yes. Thanks Mark for saying this! I will never...
  10. 2018 Mirage with 78,000 miles. I'll change the...

    2018 Mirage with 78,000 miles. I'll change the CVT fluid for the 2nd time at 90,000.
    CVT has been FLAWLESS. Slightly better in every way than the one in my 2015 Mirage. Hard to beat this tranny so...
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    Sticky: The Rebel 500 looks like a great bike to start...

    The Rebel 500 looks like a great bike to start with, and should last a long time. I traveled many thousands of miles on my Honda Nighthawk 450 in the late 80s...loaded up with camping gear. Mid sized...
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    Space Star is a much cooler name! Let the...

    Space Star is a much cooler name!
    Let the rebranding begin....
  13. When my friends complain about high gas prices...

    When my friends complain about high gas prices ($3.49/gal USA), I typically give the nonchalant answer: "What do I care?" They laugh with me!

    Most folks here driving around in 3,000 - 4,500 lb...
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    I bought both Mirages (2015,2018) at the Max...

    I bought both Mirages (2015,2018) at the Max Madsen in Downers Grove which they closed a couple of years ago. Now they are down to just the one dealer in Naperville/Aurora. They have almost NO CARS...
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    UPDATE: NEW ENGINE FOR 2018 MIRAGE 75,000 MILES...

    UPDATE: NEW ENGINE FOR 2018 MIRAGE 75,000 MILES

    Well I picked up my car today with the new engine installed. It only took 3+ months to get here. I'm happy they got this done, they had told me to...
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    I tell my friends that I bought the Mirage for...

    I tell my friends that I bought the Mirage for its HIGH PERFORMANCE. And that performance is the highest fuel mileage of any non-hybrid gasoline-engined auto sold in the U.S.A!!!!!
  17. Thread: What if....?

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    Oh, and yes I'm another former Ford Festiva owner...

    Oh, and yes I'm another former Ford Festiva owner (1986 the greatest car I ever owned -168,000+ miles) and it was built by an UNKNOWN in the US manufacturer KIA, and it was never taken to the Ford...
  18. Thread: What if....?

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    If Mitsubishi pulled out of the market,...

    If Mitsubishi pulled out of the market, warranties would still be honored (Nissan?). Mitsubishi is more successful and offers more models in other markets, so the company would still exist.
    When...
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    UPDATE: Still waiting for new engine (warranty...

    UPDATE: Still waiting for new engine (warranty repair) for my 2018 Mirage. It's been 10 weeks since the problem was diagnosed and new engine ordered by the dealer. I've been dealing with Mitsubishi...
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    You know you're a Mirage owner when you stop...

    You know you're a Mirage owner when you stop going the extra mile to look for cheap gas stations. It just doesn't matter very much when you only pump 7 or 8 gallons!
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    Sticky: I had a '86 Festiva where those rear seats...

    I had a '86 Festiva where those rear seats flipped and folded up behind the fronts. Hauled many a large item back there.....dishwasher, Leslie organ speaker, lots of furniture. The Festiva was like a...
  22. Suburban streets and long-distance travel. Very...

    Suburban streets and long-distance travel. Very little off road + a lot of highway miles
    75,000 miles on a 2018 Mirage!
  23. I bought a set of the Federals for my 2018 Mirage...

    I bought a set of the Federals for my 2018 Mirage in late 2019 from Wal-Mart. They still look in good shape - nearly new after 20,000 miles. I rotate every 7,500 miles with every oil change. I hope...
  24. Is that a sunroof I see. Looks nice! Aftermarket...

    Is that a sunroof I see. Looks nice!
    Aftermarket I assume??!!!
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    Come to think of it, I believe the overfueling...

    Come to think of it, I believe the overfueling started during a very cold period. I remember a strong gasoline smell upon cold startup. I don't believe that should happen with fuel infection. As...
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