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Thread: 2019 Changes to the Mirage line-up in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scratchpaddy View Post
    Power front windows with crank rears makes no sense to me. The only reason I like power windows is because you can open or close the back without awkward/dangerous contortions while driving.
    I totally agree! I've said the same thing before, & someone questioned that. I drive most of the summer with the rear windows cracked open some. I like the extra air flow. I seldom use A/C.

    If only two windows are powered, I would rather it be the back ones. Some our Ford Focus (behind-the-wheel instructor) cars have rear crank window and power front. It's stupid! It may as well be all 4 crank windows.

    By the way - 1988-1993 Ford Festiva didn't have crank or power rear windows. You could pop the rear windows open like the back of a manual sunroof turned sideways. I left them open throughout the summer, unless it was raining hard.



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    I'm guessing they didn't have crank windows cause they were only sold as a 2(3) door in north america? I can't recall ever seeing a 4 door in person. Found this from subcompact's site http://www.subcompactculture.com/201...r-festiva.html
    I've seen 4 door cars with the rear door glass stationary on early 80's malibu's. The tiny rear vent windows pivoted instead. Great idea if your kids jump out of windows I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I'm guessing they didn't have crank windows cause they were only sold as a 2(3) door in north america? I can't recall ever seeing a 4 door in person. Found this from subcompact's site http://www.subcompactculture.com/201...r-festiva.html
    I've seen 4 door cars with the rear door glass stationary on early 80's malibu's. The tiny rear vent windows pivoted instead. Great idea if your kids jump out of windows I guess?
    I should probably clarify. A Ford Festiva doesn't have rear doors either. It did have rear windows that pop open, however. Created a nice air flow for a car without A/C. I think some of the mini-vans had rear windows like it. I wasn't comparing apples to apples here. Sorry!

    I sometime wish the rear window could be popped open slightly on the Mirage (or any hatchback for that matter). It may create a nice air flow in the car without the added wind noise of the rear windows being open. It could be called a "poor man's sunroof"!

    I was intrigued by the new Suzuki Jimny. I like seeing what's out there. There are several things that I sort of dig about it! The one negative, however, was the rear windows. Nothing opens in the back of the vehicle. I wouldn't like that! I don't like having to rely on A/C to feel comfortable all the time. I like fresh air blowing through the car.



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