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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    You keep your car running for 8hrs every day while at work? Why?
    Thereís no building to stay in, and the rainy weather gets really cold and miserable if youíre in it all the time, so the only option for me as a security guard is to stay in my car and keep warm. Plus, thereís the radio to listen to. And ashtray for my cigarettes. And other creature comforts when your vehicle is essentially your office.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAmerica1776 View Post
    There’s no building to stay in, and the rainy weather gets really cold and miserable if you’re in it all the time, so the only option for me as a security guard is to stay in my car and keep warm. Plus, there’s the radio to listen to. And ashtray for my cigarettes. And other creature comforts when your vehicle is essentially your office.
    Thats good to know the engine can handle long hours of idle. I feel guilty if my car is parked running with ac on for more than 10 mins. Whats your ashtray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Thats good to know the engine can handle long hours of idle. I feel guilty if my car is parked running with ac on for more than 10 mins. Whats your ashtray?
    One thing I had to replace was my serpentine belt, since it began squealing at about 95k miles. The other issue, if any, seem to be headlights constantly going out. Iím sure my CVT is going to go out within the next 50k miles, (Iím currently at 126k) and I think Iíll go against conventional wisdom and just end up replacing it. Besides the transmission, everything else is rock solid. You cant beat all of this for 10k new.

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    Yeah Im the same. If I can get 175k miles out of the CVT7 Ill consider that a victory and at least you'll have a much easier time sourcing out a used low milleage cvt. The 2015s match up with 17-19s I believe. My 2014 cvt has to be not only another 14 but one made before 04/1/14, which will be a nightmare when the time comes. How often does your headlights go out? Do you leave them on for hours while your idling?

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    We've got a 15' with 279xxxkms(173k miles) with the original cvt and engine and rad and heater motor, wiper motor, ball joints, tie rods, shocks, struts, power window motors, ac compressor, alternator, starter, water pump, cv axles. They should start building them crappier so they break more often.

    We have one car that goes through bulbs like crazy, I change both headlights almost every two months. Have no clue why, it's done that since it was new. It also seems to go through brake light bulbs often too. I never bothered to check the alternator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    We've got a 15' with 279xxxkms(173k miles) with the original cvt and engine and rad and heater motor, wiper motor, ball joints, tie rods, shocks, struts, power window motors, ac compressor, alternator, starter, water pump, cv axles. They should start building them crappier so they break more often.

    We have one car that goes through bulbs like crazy, I change both headlights almost every two months. Have no clue why, it's done that since it was new. It also seems to go through brake light bulbs often too. I never bothered to check the alternator.
    Fummins whats the overall consensus from your drivers on the Mirage? Alot of moaning about ride, handling, comfort? Or the opposite?

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    I don't listen to that stuff. Unless something doesn't sound right. I do hear how good on fuel they are though. I used to check the trip B once in a while and most cars showed between 4.9/6 l/100kms(I'll convert that later)
    A lot of people went from a early 90's mazda truck with half a million kms to a brand new car with ac and no clutch so didn't get much for complaints from anyone for a while. The only stuff I hear is about the brakes squeak sometimes squeak(usually from dust in the rear brakes) or on some cars the foam on the seat back tears and there's no cushion on the rh bolster on the drivers seat. They aren't very tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    We have one car that goes through bulbs like crazy, I change both headlights almost every two months. Have no clue why, it's done that since it was new. It also seems to go through brake light bulbs often too. I never bothered to check the alternator.
    Could be a bad sensing line for the voltage regulator? Isn't the voltage regulator part of the ECU? And where does that harness go? A voltmeter should tell you what's going on.


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