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Thread: Speck :: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (Garage entry)

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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.

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    2016-Nov-02
    Rear axle replaced.
    2018 Jun 14
    Installed Daox Rear Sway Bar
    2019-Feb-13
    Purchased an Air Lift 60724 1000 Series Air Spring Kit, to be installed soon.

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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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    This is my 6,000th post.

    It's funny that when I was searching for a replacement car back in 2015 that I would wind up here. I think this forum might be more interesting than the car itself.

    Thanks everyone for this forum. Cheers!


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Congrats on your 6k milestone.

    And thanks for the chuckle:

    I think this forum might be more interesting than the car itself.
    I think you might be right!

    I'm still watching for a Darin-priced Mirage. I said to Tim yesterday: I will probably get one next year. I'm not looking forward to another winter with the beater Metro. But I will tough it out one more time.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 58.5 mpg (US) ... 24.9 km/L ... 4.0 L/100 km ... 70.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    I will probably get one next year. I'm not looking forward to another winter with the beater Metro.
    And once you get one you'll want to protect it from winter road salt and drive a winter beater instead.

    At least you'd have a good backup car.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Nooo!

    It's a slippery slope: You get a car you like, then you get another one just like it to use in the winter so you don't ruin the first one. And then...

    If I had gone for that $2000 rusty Mirage, I seriously would have had to get rid of one of my other cars.

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    I'll be taking Speck out this weekend beyond the typical commute. It sometimes reminds me of a slot car track - same route day in & day out.

    Love driving this little car. It's a guilt-free pleasure.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.7 mpg (US) ... 21.1 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.7 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I'll be taking Speck out this weekend beyond the typical commute. It sometimes reminds me of a slot car track - same route day in & day out.

    Love driving this little car. It's a guilt-free pleasure.
    have my favorite route too. It follows the Niagara river and for 20 odd miles there's no lights, stop signs or intersections. Nothing but the winding river and nice house to look at. I end up driving alongside and under the Welland Canal. It's a nice little 30-40 mile jaunt


    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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