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    Agreed. And it seems for the last 20 years or...

    Agreed. And it seems for the last 20 years or so, most cars have really good engines/transmissions, so it is the body/rust that becomes the weak link. A friend's escort was retired because the shop...
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    Which also makes sense, as lower viscosity oil...

    Which also makes sense, as lower viscosity oil would likely flow around more and cover all the nooks and crannies. Maybe it doesn't matter much?
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    Interesting. I've had both Krown and Rust Chek...

    Interesting. I've had both Krown and Rust Chek and haven't heard that. One guy suggested it is better to apply when it is a bit cool as the product adheres a bit better when it doesn't flow as...
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    Oh yes - all sorts of gravel. I agree tracking...

    Oh yes - all sorts of gravel. I agree tracking isn't the best - I think part of the problem is that the wheel tracks are typically just a bit wider than the Mirage's stance. Also maybe the tires.
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    Like this guy:...

    Like this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqGJgLuPZhM
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    Sorry - no pictures or video. It also varies...

    Sorry - no pictures or video. It also varies quite a bit, depending on the rain/mud/previous tracks. I suspect having a spotter would help. Ultimately, while I've had the car 4 years now, I still...
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    I suppose you are right, and that's likely why...

    I suppose you are right, and that's likely why you don't see a lot of Mirage off-road clubs. For the cost of replacing the bumper, lifting it, and adding a skid plate it probably makes sense to just...
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    I hear you. I took my old Ford Focus on a winter...

    I hear you. I took my old Ford Focus on a winter road - when I brought it to my mechanic he showed me the heat shields all bundled up like a ball of tinfoil near the back of the car. I forgot about...
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    Absurd off-road questions

    There is a place I'd like to drive occasionally, and to be honest it isn't really what the Mirage was designed for.

    Basically it is like a pasture, with a rutted trail, tall grass, and some rocks...
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    Maybe a Dodge Colt? Yup - Dodge Colt:...

    Maybe a Dodge Colt?

    Yup - Dodge Colt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Colt
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    Unusual cross shopping

    This fellow compares an older model Space-Star to a different vehicle class entirely. He declares the space star the looser of the match, but I thought it did well, and at an unbeatable price.
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  12. Here is an article that agrees with this...

    Here is an article that agrees with this prediction: https://www.carspiritpk.com/2019/02/22/next-gen-mitsubishi-mirage-to-debut-by-2019-end/
  13. When I looked at the Micra, it made no sense, as...

    When I looked at the Micra, it made no sense, as it seemed the Versa Note had similar numbers on economy but was bigger and more practical. I only guessed that the Micra was useful for people with...
  14. I also previously used 155/80r13 and they worked...

    I also previously used 155/80r13 and they worked fine too.
  15. I'm not sure who Cap Fantastic is, but I'm...

    I'm not sure who Cap Fantastic is, but I'm running 175/65r14 for my winter tires and they are great. No issues with clearance at all, good efficiency, and a bit quieter/softer than stock (though...
  16. If I recall correctly it has something to do with...

    If I recall correctly it has something to do with a hanging chad.
  17. Seems to me the Mirage is special within its...

    Seems to me the Mirage is special within its segment, in that it is quite different from the competition - less expensive, simpler, best fuel efficiency. I think that appeals to a lot of people.
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    TLDR: In case of failure, check plug and cord, if...

    TLDR: In case of failure, check plug and cord, if replacing plug, polarity might not matter.

    My block heater recently failed, so I took it in to the shop.

    I learned it was not the heater, but...
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    I would buy another

    I was on the fence for a long time before buying my Mirage (2014 model purchased new in Feb 2015). I cross-shopped several cars (Honda Fit most seriously, Jeep Wrangler less seriously, Subaru...
  20. Of course, far too soon to tell. Tariffs/trade...

    Of course, far too soon to tell. Tariffs/trade wars could seriously depress all new car sales in North America. It boggles my mind that the US government are considering tariffs on autos/auto parts...
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    I couldn't really say in numbers, but it is...

    I couldn't really say in numbers, but it is noticeable - maybe around 3-5% with just the racks, and maybe close to 20% with the racks and a canoe. I typically take the racks off for any highway...
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    Cheapest to own

    https://www.motor1.com/features/149110/cheapest-cars-to-own/2955482/
  23. Update: I found my second factory key, but the...

    Update: I found my second factory key, but the spare key blank I ordered from eBay came after, so I had it cut and tried the re-programming sequence outlined in the owner's manual "except for...
  24. I have used rust-chek and Krown, but honestly I...

    I have used rust-chek and Krown, but honestly I think sometimes rust is inevitable in places where aggressive salts/chemicals are used on the roads. It is very difficult to keep a car clean in those...
  25. Here's a little more info: In Winnipeg, there...

    Here's a little more info: In Winnipeg, there are 2 locksmiths that advertise doing auto key reprogramming (Dakota Lock and Safe, Car Keys Replacement) - neither can do the Mitsubishi. The dealer...
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