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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    That must be rare! I though this happened to most of those Attachment 11212

    That lousy recycled steel! Mine must have been one of the few first generation Tacomas that wasn't bought back by Toyota but I still kept my eye on the frame and have done some welding on it last summer, I should have kept my Toyota Pickup though....


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    I'd like to keep mine "forever", or at least have the option. I'm very conscientious about maintenance, and have applied Krown/Rust-Chek a few times already. My last car I had for 8 years, and got the Mirage not because I needed to, but because it seemed to cost about the same (estimated extra repairs and gas of the old one), be more efficient, and likely a bit safer (though maybe not - more air bags, but a little lighter). There's nothing motivating me to sell the Mirage now, but if a similar car comes out in a few years with even better fuel efficiency, safety, and capacity I might consider it. I'd like a 60mpg Subaru Crosstrek or Suzuki Samurai, but that seems unlikely!

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    Longest I've ever owned a car is my mirage at 3 years now... going to own it until it's too rusty
    2014 ES F5MBD aka 5MT. I am a full time Uber driver, if you want to drive for uber DO not sign up without my referral code for a bonus .

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    Longest I owned a car is 2yrs and 8mnths which is my Mirage

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    I had a 2000 Subaru Impreza for 8 years, until I slid into a guardrail and totaled it. I've owned my 2015 Mirage for over 3 years, and would like to at least keep it until it's paid off.

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    The longest I've ever owned a car is ~18 years. It is actually the first car I purchased, a 1993 Toyota Tercel. Sadly, its currently a lawn ornament as it isn't running. I have plans to get it running again, but I haven't put in the time.

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    Remind me again: why isn't it running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex16 View Post
    going to own it until it's too rusty
    Why let it rust? Are you doing anti-rust treatments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Remind me again: why isn't it running?
    It needs a new fuel pump. But, the fuel tank is pretty shot too, so I have one of those that I ordered for it... still not in it.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Why let it rust? Are you doing anti-rust treatments?
    I have used rust-chek and Krown, but honestly I think sometimes rust is inevitable in places where aggressive salts/chemicals are used on the roads. It is very difficult to keep a car clean in those conditions. I hope for the best, but until they make an iron-free car . . .

    As an aside, while aluminum doesn't "rust", it does oxidize and really isn't any better at resisting corrosion (and can be worse when next to steel - something about dissimilar metals and galvanic something . . .)


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