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    Mirage ES CVT

    Well, finally got a Mirage! Got a lease for a ES with CVT, and what a difference! And they call this a budget car!?
    I'm already surpassing the epa estimates, got a around 47mpg highway from the 101 freeway, and that was during that rain storm that barely passed. So it's already saving me money!


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    Woohoo, congrats! It sounds like you're off to a good start already.

    I must admit, I'm jealous of your liquid water. I haven't seen any of that outside for months. It was -11F this morning!
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    Congrats.

    What do you think of that CVT compared to the Metro's old 3-speed slushbox?

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    Hahaha! This cvt is so smooth, won't miss those harsh bumps anymore! Thankfully Mitsubishi had the courtesy to leave a dipstick for the cvt, most are becoming sealed now.

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    Do we have a dipstick for the manual tranny? I didn't even notice... My last 4 cars didnt have a tranny dipstick so I didnt bother looking.

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    That blue has really been growing on me. Glad you enjoy it!!!

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    I doubt the 5 speed has a dipstick. I've never had a car with a manual trans that had dipstick. Its normally just plugs since the manual trans oil very rarely gets changed out (if ever). Having a dipstick is just one more area for dirt to get in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    Having a dipstick is just one more area for dirt to get in.
    Didnt think about that. Point taken.

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    Been driving it for a little over a week now and still enjoying it! Getting used to power steering and the a/c. Does anyone know what the the two empty buttons besides the traction control were for?

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    Where's the T.C. button? Need picture.

    If they're down low in the center stack, it's seat heater buttons.


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