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    175/65-14 82T Falken Sincera SN250 AS All-Season (80k mile warranty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    245,578 miles

    Getting another free oil change.
    Aren't you supposed to replace a headlamp too?


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.5 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
    Aren't you supposed to replace a headlamp too?
    Sounds like Steve drives with his headlights on all the time & is pretty on top of that! He mentioned putting his last new headlight in a couple weeks ago & being out of spares. In a way the Mirage has automatic headlights (just leave your headlight switch on all the time), & I believe Steve has mentioned doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    245,578 miles

    Getting another free oil change.
    5W-30 conventional oil & filter changed every 5,000 miles appears to be serving you well. I wonder what the record is for free oil changes? You're almost @ 50!

    Your dealership's practices would turn some Mirage customers off. Some would claim it's not recommended 0W-20 synthetic oil. I sort of like the fact that you don't let these things bother you. Conventional oils aren't necessarily cheap any more either. 5000 mile oil change intervals for conventional oils is the new norm.

    Personally, I don't care much for dealerships. If I lived close to one that offered free oil changes however, I wouldn't pass that up.
    Last edited by Mark; 04-12-2019 at 01:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Sounds like Steve drives with his headlights on all the time & is pretty on top of that! He mentioned putting his last new headlight in a couple weeks ago & being out of spares. In a way the Mirage has automatic headlights (just leave your headlight switch on all the time), & I believe Steve has mentioned doing that.
    I was only kidding. Steve has gone through lots of cheap headlamps.

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    When this car hits 300k post it in the main forum!

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    Hi do you have tips on your driving style? It would greatly help the community to prolong their car's life

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcortez View Post
    Hi do you have tips on your driving style? It would greatly help the community to prolong their car's life
    Drive the speed limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    244,179 miles

    El cheapo ebay passenger side headlight went out today. I replaced it with a genuine Sylvania Standard 9003/HB2 H4 bulb, ordered from eBay.

    I now have genuine Sylvania bulbs on both sides. I do not have any spares in the car.

    Manual transmission/clutch is still going strong.
    My 2015 just had the it's 'third birthday' and the dealership sent me a coupon for a $20 oil change. They are normally $50. No matter. At the rate I put on miles (about 5-6K per year), the car will out last me. 5K is my interval for oil changes - mainly because it is easy to remember.



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