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  1. Bugs are bigger in Michigan than GA. Mosquitos...

    Bugs are bigger in Michigan than GA. Mosquitos have tiger stripes. Bigger stronger survive the cold. The heat wilts things away. Deer in GA look like weiner dogs compared to the deer in MI that...
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    I'm agreeing Mirageman38. And then there's the...

    I'm agreeing Mirageman38. And then there's the batteries in the landfill at the end of the life of the vehicle to consider. That seems like a bad deal for the environment.
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    Hello tf43. Welcome to the forums. I used to be...

    Hello tf43. Welcome to the forums. I used to be a design engineer for Toyota, then Hyundai-Kia. Part of my job at Hyundai-Kia was doing A/C audits and A/C research. Probably 90% or greater of A/C...
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    I was all jazzed up about an Elio. But wasn't...

    I was all jazzed up about an Elio. But wasn't willing to put a deposit down.

    As for 500 - 600 miles on a single charge. Sounds nice, but is probably balanced out with a nice 10 hour charging...
  5. I think we're all agreeing. For clarity, if I...

    I think we're all agreeing. For clarity, if I had $12k to purchase my Mirage, including taxes, etc. (mine was a skosh more than that all in), I would be better off paying 2.99% interest, and...
  6. 2.99% ... what a deal!

    2.99% ... what a deal!
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    Good read, thanks!

    Good read, thanks!
  8. Dspace9 - Much respect to you. I actually think...

    Dspace9 - Much respect to you. I actually think your car (our Mirage's in general) looks somewhat tough, with the steel wheels uncovered. I don't know what it is. They look like a junkyard dog,...
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    When you find yourself glad about the small gas...

    When you find yourself glad about the small gas tank, so that you can see the mpg results of your efforts more frequently.

    When you consider ways, mods, driving styles, etc. that may help push you...
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    To me, in the Mirage, it's not about manual vs...

    To me, in the Mirage, it's not about manual vs automatic. It about reliability vs transmission anxiety. I actually do enjoy rowing gears and keeping the engine in it's happy zone. Getting the...
  11. Thread: Mirage Wave

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    Maybe we designate an official Mirage wave. ...

    Maybe we designate an official Mirage wave. Here's what I propose: When one sees another Mirage one, hits the auto-down on the left window, clicks off their seatbelt, jump your feet up on the seat...
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    Sticky: https://i.imgur.com/dh6G5zF.jpg Daggone that...

    https://i.imgur.com/dh6G5zF.jpg

    Daggone that looks nice. I might have to invest.
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    Fummins - Since the creation of the Volt, I have...

    Fummins - Since the creation of the Volt, I have considered it THE BEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE created. It is the electric vehicle I would want. I wish they still made it ... maybe make it a bigger...
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    OK, finished the whole thread now. I wanted to...

    OK, finished the whole thread now. I wanted to say, I guess I'm kind of old school. The kind of dude the left side (politics) hates. Yet I don't hate the left side. And, I love to burn gas. One...
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    Go4th - I have a lot of respect for your mindset...

    Go4th - I have a lot of respect for your mindset in your posts. However, take this with a grain of salt, because my experience with adaptive cruise control is with a 11 year old vehicle. However,...
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    Sticky: I haul my wife back there.

    I haul my wife back there.
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    Just for giggles, I averaged some interesting...

    Just for giggles, I averaged some interesting numbers.

    300.4 miles average per fillup.
    7.121 gallons average per fillup.


    I try to let tank run down a fair amount. But I don't prefer to...
  18. In the lower part of some windshields, especially...

    In the lower part of some windshields, especially those vehicles destined for the Great White North, there are the same kind of defroster elements applied to the rear windshield placed down low on...
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    You're going to wind up on the side of the road! ...

    You're going to wind up on the side of the road! :D

    But before you do, you're doing to be like Kramer, driving that car off the dealer lot and seeing how far he could go on E. :eagerness:
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    Topper Popper Stopper

    CrazyMind2017 - I was about to say, forget 500 miles, go for 400 miles. A more realistic challenge. I don't think I've hit 400 miles yet. But after hearing of you topping it off, maybe 400 miles...
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    Bridgestone Tars Procured...

    (Note: Redneck language applied). I done went and procured 4 Bridgestone tars for my wife's hooptie today. They will be installed Friday.

    They are Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack. Posa be the...
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    They should design a transmission that doesn't...

    They should design a transmission that doesn't grenade under conditions that cars are normally driven. :D Dirk should NEVER have to even consider such a question (2 posts back). Of course, 5 hours...
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    7.5K mile service...

    Up to now I've done all the service on my own. Just oil and filter. Not a big deal.

    Why is it I'm feeling the need to take the car to the dealership for the 7,500 mile service?

    Is there any...
  24. Hankooks and Kuhmos are Korean tires. After...

    Hankooks and Kuhmos are Korean tires. After having worked in design for Toyota, then switching and working in design for Hyundai-Kia, and vomiting for years over the joke what is Hyundai-Kia and...
  25. Have you considered, or taken into account the...

    Have you considered, or taken into account the difference in diameter of your new non LRR tires? I don't know, could be the same or very similar diameter. But in case they are not, it could be...
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