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    Speck
    2015
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage ES
    Sapphire Blue
    5 speed manual
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    Disabled automatic air conditioning, saving fuel and prolonging life of the compressor.
    2016-Nov-29
    Added WeatherTech floor liners and KDLINKS R100 dashcam.

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    2017-Apr-05
    Added OBDLink LX
    2017-Apr-30
    Installed a Fumoto F106SX oil drain valve for easy, simple oil changes.
    2017-Aug-23
    Installed a ZeroStart 3100111 Engine Block Heater
    2017-Oct-19
    Adjusted clutch
    2017-Oct-25
    Added experimental warm air intake ducting from over exhaust manifold to air filter box inlet (Removed 2018-Jan-20)
    2018-Jan-20
    Battery replaced.
    2018-Jan-30
    Added grill block. Between the two, I think the grill block is more effective than the warm air intake.
    2021-May-7
    Fuel pump, gasket & lock ring replaced to address a Evaporative Emission System leak.

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    Increased tire pressure for improved fuel economy.

    Summer Tires: 4 Dunlop Enasave (165/65R14) on Mitsubishi Mirage ES factory alloy rims (stock wheel set for the 2015 ES.)
    Winter Tires: 4 Dunlop Wintermaxx (165/65R14) mounted on Mitsubishi factory steel rims.

    2017-Nov-26
    Picked up an extra set of Enasaves and the Dunlop Wintermaxx tires from forum member Zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Well folks, all good things must come to an end.

    Speck has met an untimely demise. Another driver pulled out in front of me - Speck has been totaled.
    Wow, it's been a year. Sure do miss that little car.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Wow, it's been a year. Sure do miss that little car.
    I still smile every time I see "Speck" appear on the forum!

    I think Steve's Cheap Plastic Car & Speck were the two Mirages that I followed the most on the forum.

    I can understand someone not replacing a Mirage with another, but I would guess most miss some aspects of the unique little car.

    The year went by fast!

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    That song sort of draws ya in. Stood up and did a little hiney-dance here in the office.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2020 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I can understand someone not replacing a Mirage with another, but I would guess most miss some aspects of the unique little car.
    The Mirage maneuverability was the best of any car I've ever driven. I could stuff that little car into the smallest of spaces, bigger cars & SUVs couldn't follow because they were too big. Parking was a cinch. Didn't have to worry about door dings in the parking lot it was so narrow. Super easy to drive. We (the family) often say how much we miss Speck. Our other cars are okay but take up so much space.

    In other news driving insurance for new teen drivers is crazy expensive.

    Quote Originally Posted by 7milesout View Post
    That song sort of draws ya in. Stood up and did a little hiney-dance here in the office.
    The whole album (Paul's Boutique) is stupid catchy. Now it's considered a hip-hop landmark.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    The Mirage maneuverability was the best of any car I've ever driven. I could stuff that little car into the smallest of spaces, bigger cars & SUVs couldn't follow because they were too big. Parking was a cinch. Didn't have to worry about door dings in the parking lot it was so narrow. Super easy to drive. We (the family) often say how much we miss Speck. Our other cars are okay but take up so much space.

    In other news driving insurance for new teen drivers is crazy expensive.


    The whole album (Paul's Boutique) is stupid catchy. Now it's considered a hip-hop landmark.
    How's the tesla and escape doing? How's ev insurance compared to Mirage?

    I just got my renewal notice the other day....The cost of all our vehicles went up by $50-100/year so that's cool. I pay almost what I paid for my Mirage to insure it for a year with bare minimum coverage. Yay for inflation!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.7 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    How's the tesla and escape doing?
    They're ok. They're just stupid cars that never stop costing money. We have too many cars, really.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    How's ev insurance compared to Mirage?
    I forget the numbers but it's not as bad as I expected, maybe another $100/6 months for the same full coverage. I mean, who likes paying for insurance? I sure didn't until my one claim for Speck paid out much better than I expected. Undamaged I might have been able to get that much by selling it - after the accident, no way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I just got my renewal notice the other day....The cost of all our vehicles went up by $50-100/year so that's cool. I pay almost what I paid for my Mirage to insure it for a year with bare minimum coverage. Yay for inflation!
    That's not bad. The premium doubled on the Escape just by adding a new teen driver. Coverage for the Tesla and the CJ-7 are suspended since they're parked for the winter.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.6 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.5 mpg (Imp)


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