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    And Another CVT problem.

    I just got word that another Mirage is having problems with the transmission. I don't many details other than it doesn't have more than 120k kms/74500miles.



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    Yikes. I would say your fleet is driven a bit harder than someone's personal car but that sucks.

    I personally wont own a cvt, in any vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    I personally wont own a cvt, in any vehicle.
    I feel the same way!

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    Well Fumins,

    At least you cheer me up better about choosing the 5 speed manual for my car. There was a time when I regretted choosing the manual transmission and wished that I had gotten the CVT instead.

    In my city when looking at a used 2015 Mirage (this week) there is not much price difference between cvt or manual when buying from private owners on Craigslist .
    2015 Mirage DE 5 speed Manual (no bluetooth) nickname: "Agile Grey Rat"

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 44.9 mpg (US) ... 19.1 km/L ... 5.2 L/100 km ... 53.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Boooooooo!!! Keep us posted when you tear that thing apart.... and maybe pics of putting a new one back in...

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 36.9 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Thanks for the heads-up Fummins. I'm sure you'll keep us apprised of the situation so thanks in advance too.
    2018 Mirage

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 38.0 mpg (US) ... 16.1 km/L ... 6.2 L/100 km ... 45.6 mpg (Imp)


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    I doubt these cars are driven any harder than I'd drive my own junk and I've never had a transmission blow up 120k kms. I believe there is a design flaw, the thrust washer on the input shaft wears out and takes out the entire transmission. I've seen that on 2 cars so far. Both of those cars had considerably more miles on them though.

    This car with the most recent cvt problem is in another city, it should be covered under warranty so I probably won't be able to tear it apart. But if they deny our claim I'll probably be throwing a used cvt in it.

    Personally I didn't think the cvt was so bad but personally I'd just get the 5 speed after seeing all these failures. Especially since I'm terrible at keeping up with maintenance on my own stuff until something actually breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Especially since I'm terrible at keeping up with maintenance on my own stuff until something actually breaks.
    Cobbler's children going barefoot?

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 36.9 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Yeah pretty much.

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    Got an update on the car. It has 119k kms, the dealer said there's nothing wrong other than the fluid is dirty. They replaced it, I assume they just pulled the plug not drop the pan. On the invoice they noted the fluid was still dark after changing it....To me it seems like they are hoping it'll limp by til warranty is up. But you can't fix what ain't broke.

    They also (unfortunately) replaced all the brakes and charged close to $2000 for new pads,shoes, rotors and drums. Figured I'd share this so nobody ever takes there car in to the dealer for brake work. The most expensive part was the rear drums at over $300 a side.



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