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    I have two Mirages in the shop right now waiting...

    I have two Mirages in the shop right now waiting on long blocks through warranty to be fully replaced.
  2. Yes, you will see that many of us have fuel logs...

    Yes, you will see that many of us have fuel logs with occasional 50, 55, even 60mpg fuel ups, but the thing behind that is that MOST of those users are driving country bumpkin roads doing 45mph or...
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    And I mean, I'm not stranger to giving people...

    And I mean, I'm not stranger to giving people discounts where possible, but you came to me for a wiper blade, I'm not forcing anybodies hand.
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    Well, my techs and I aren't working for free....

    Well, my techs and I aren't working for free. We've already given you a full free piece of mind inspection, free battery test, advised you on all upcoming services, and you need a rear wiper blade to...
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    I bought my new 2010 Mazda B2300 for $11,900 in...

    I bought my new 2010 Mazda B2300 for $11,900 in Canada, and it had air conditioning.
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    If I'm doing 75 I'm doing 3750 in top gear. Still...

    If I'm doing 75 I'm doing 3750 in top gear. Still getting about 40mpg though.

    Drops to 36-37mpg at 4000rpm, drops to 30mpg once I start pushing past 4500 (90-95mph). If you hold 100mph it sits...
  7. Sounds like a leak, honestly. It's not possible...

    Sounds like a leak, honestly. It's not possible for a Mirage to run well and get 16mpg.
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    We sell the rubber insert for $14.95, OE rubber,...

    We sell the rubber insert for $14.95, OE rubber, and we do the install for you. I don't remove anything, I flex the retainer bars beyond the lip, remove, swap, and reinstall the same way. Takes me...
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    Unsafe is a good few football fields away from...

    Unsafe is a good few football fields away from "handles well" though.
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    I unplug my block heater and start the car at...

    I unplug my block heater and start the car at 6:40 every morning, crank the heat, set it to recirc, and leave it for 15 minutes at -20. At -10, its 10 minutes. Near freezing, 5 minutes.

    Above...
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    If I could go back in time I would, just to be...

    If I could go back in time I would, just to be able to tow a trailer a bit easier.

    And yeah, it's a CUV. But... a damned nice looking one. No manual option kills it for me though.

    Soon I wont...
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    The alignment check is 4 sensors slapped on...

    The alignment check is 4 sensors slapped on wheels and read by a head. The check is not even done on an alignment machine.

    You get partial results, front total toe (not each wheel), and steering...
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    To lazy to quote but... dpsace9... the Mirage......

    To lazy to quote but... dpsace9... the Mirage... handles insanely well?

    Are... you..... what else have you driven? A lawn mower and a school bus?
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    I hate how good the new RVR looks...

    it's just so tempting. Can't describe why I love it, it just... looks great. Will grab a photo of the Dark Gray one on our lot to share shortly. The taillamps, I think, are what really set it off for...
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    This whole topic is funny, our dealer does TPMS...

    This whole topic is funny, our dealer does TPMS for free.
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    You guys MUST have the Pirelli in the states....

    You guys MUST have the Pirelli in the states. 165/65/14. Killer little snow tire, but of course it's a Pirelli (we sell 4 of em for $650). Pirelli Cinturato Winter, sweet little tire.
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    I pull fuses when I know I'm driving on lots of...

    I pull fuses when I know I'm driving on lots of ice, the ABS is much to sensitive and dramatically increases stopping distances. This is true of most vehicles on truly slick surfaces with a competent...
  18. oh, it's all been drilled, filmed, and plugged,...

    oh, it's all been drilled, filmed, and plugged, no worries there.
  19. We've just started getting our 2020's in. I'll...

    We've just started getting our 2020's in. I'll run a few balogne checks on them, see if any of our inventory is arriving without AC. We only have ONE 5MT base on the lot at this time.

    Actually,...
  20. Possible upcoming TSB - Serpentine Belt Slap

    Hey all, it's me again. Mods, please move to whereever this should be.

    ***I WILL UPLOAD A VIDEO WHEN I'M NOT ON WORK WIFI***

    We have started seeing a rise in the number of Mitsubishi Mirages,...
  21. The only time I have ever set the car to recirc...

    The only time I have ever set the car to recirc is on the initial warm up to maximize the heating element. Once I'm in the vehicle and in gear, its turned off.
  22. Yeah, for us we are usually around -15C however...

    Yeah, for us we are usually around -15C however the humidity is maxed out (and often foggy, also known as 100% humidity). I can cook the hell out of the front glass, but as soon as I redirect 50% of...
  23. How much have you spent on your Mirage so far in required, or not, maintenance...

    Just rolled over 50,000km, was doing some quick math on what I've spent on the car so far. This is all maintenance costs, not including upgrades or anything along those lines. Curious to see what...
  24. Mirage heater is absolutely **** for Canadian Winters

    I have to be honest with you all, the Mirage is an absolutely **** car for Canadian Winters. The base base model has horrible condensation issues, no model has a heater strong enough to defrost the...
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    I have the opposite problem. My rear view mirror...

    I have the opposite problem. My rear view mirror is cranked ALL the way down, and then back up. My eye level is so high in, well, most vehicles, that if I have the rear view mirror also up for...
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