Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 47

Thread: First long distance freeway trip this weekend

  1. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Squamish
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 47 Times in 29 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Just got home. Didn't do 400 miles today like I had originally estimated. Ended up only driving 355 miles.

    Started the day with a full tank of gas, filled it back up at 240 miles and then drove home from my last client.

    These little cars aren't much but they are dependable. You really don't have to do any prep work for a 200 mile trip. I literally hop in my car and do that every day with no preparation other than filling the tank with gas every morning.
    Uhmmm, what cars need any prep every 200 miles, much less like, 8000 miles.

    I mean I drove a Jeep a thousand miles a day for a few days. All I did was buy doritos, energy drinks and fuel.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.7 mpg (Imp)


  2. #22
    Senior Member stevedmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    329
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 81 Times in 55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    Uhmmm, what cars need any prep every 200 miles, much less like, 8000 miles.

    I mean I drove a Jeep a thousand miles a day for a few days. All I did was buy doritos, energy drinks and fuel.
    And that is why this is a silly thread. I've taken the Delorean on 3,000 mile trips with nothing note than an oil change before and after the drive.

    200 miles in any modern car is nothing.

  3. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Squamish
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 47 Times in 29 Posts
    Long gone are the days where if it starts raining you need to pull over and tune your carb. 1977 was... a few years ago.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.7 mpg (Imp)


  4. #24
    Administrator Daox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Germantown, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    4,363
    Thanks
    2,299
    Thanked 1,361 Times in 788 Posts
    It may be a silly thread, but a lot of people have concerns about how the Mirage deals with freeway trips, or how it goes through snow, or how well the A/C works, or or or... This forum is here to provide information to people who are looking, no matter how silly it may seem to some.
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar

    Current project: Alternator delete with regen braking modification

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 45.7 mpg (US) ... 19.4 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 54.9 mpg (Imp)


  5. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Daox For This Useful Post:

    Eggman (11-01-2018),poorman1 (11-01-2018)

  6. #25
    Senior Member stevedmc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    329
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 81 Times in 55 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    It may be a silly thread, but a lot of people have concerns about how the Mirage deals with freeway trips, or how it goes through snow, or how well the A/C works, or or or... This forum is here to provide information to people who are looking, no matter how silly it may seem to some.
    I wouldn't buy a car if I were concerned it couldn't make it down the freeway. Thats why I refuse to ever own a Kia.

  7. #26
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Alberta eh
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,226
    Thanks
    492
    Thanked 708 Times in 405 Posts
    Refer to Post #18

  8. #27
    Moderator Eggman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio ☼
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    4,844
    Thanks
    2,807
    Thanked 1,240 Times in 925 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    It may be a silly thread, but a lot of people have concerns about how the Mirage deals with freeway trips, or how it goes through snow, or how well the A/C works, or or or... This forum is here to provide information to people who are looking, no matter how silly it may seem to some.
    Oh yeah, these are not your typical little cars. I spent quite a bit of time here on the forum learning from other owners about their experience rather than the 'professional' reviewers. I'm sure glad I didn't listen to them or the other hecklers.

    Not bad for a city car.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 50.1 mpg (US) ... 21.3 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 60.1 mpg (Imp)


  9. #28
    Senior Member Alex1a1f's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    948
    Thanks
    588
    Thanked 529 Times in 305 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    It may be a silly thread, but a lot of people have concerns about how the Mirage deals with freeway trips, or how it goes through snow, or how well the A/C works, or or or... This forum is here to provide information to people who are looking, no matter how silly it may seem to some.
    Thank you. These 'silly' threads may not apply to someone, but may to others. These type of snarky remarks are happening more often lately, and by the same few members. Thanks for at least addressing it, even if it doesn't change too much
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Refer to Post #18
    That post made my day when I saw it, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    Oh yeah, these are not your typical little cars. I spent quite a bit of time here on the forum learning from other owners about their experience rather than the 'professional' reviewers. I'm sure glad I didn't listen to them or the other hecklers.

    Not bad for a city car.
    Exactly.
    (blank signature)

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to Alex1a1f For This Useful Post:

    Eggman (11-01-2018)

  11. #29
    Senior Member Fummins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Alberta eh
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    1,226
    Thanks
    492
    Thanked 708 Times in 405 Posts
    Yup, I get tired of the peanut gallery. Especially when they're usually posting wrong information or being self contradicting in every other post.
    But hey, I'd probably be snarky all the time too if all I had to talk about was how much more I drove the cheapest car money can buy around than others have. Oh and how much I hate Kia's

  12. #30
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Squamish
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 47 Times in 29 Posts
    I'm still at a loss.

    Who is concerned when buying a new car if itll work on the highway? Not trying to be the peanut gallery here, just earnestly honestly confused.

    It's a car. It has an engine, wipers, heater, lights and windows. Why wouldnt it work on a freeway? It's not a tank, it's not a tractor, and it's not a moped.

    Say what you will but the concept makes no sense. Gravel roads, deep snow, mud, ask away. But a car on a road shouldnt invoke fear or suspicion of ability.


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 43.1 mpg (US) ... 18.3 km/L ... 5.5 L/100 km ... 51.7 mpg (Imp)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •