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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    correction * wipers speed up faster the faster you drive the car.
    Yep, speed sensitive wipers. Wish I could have trained her indoors to speed up.



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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Yes there is/was that option on the top spec cars including the Juro. The blighter that first ordered my Mirage did not specify leather, tight fisted git But, having said that leather does require some looking after.
    It mystifies me one market gets a unique feature and others get something else entirely. Maybe Mitsubishi believes leather would simply hold up better in mild weathered England vs the blarring Vietnam-esque jungle heat we experience here in Atlanta and in much of the states. Do you try out the automatic transmission Mirage out of curiosty by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Yep, speed sensitive wipers. Wish I could have trained her indoors to speed up.
    Ha ha cheeky rogue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    It mystifies me one market gets a unique feature and others get something else entirely. Maybe Mitsubishi believes leather would simply hold up better in mild weathered England vs the blarring Vietnam-esque jungle heat we experience here in Atlanta and in much of the states. Do you try out the automatic transmission Mirage out of curiosty by chance?
    My old woman's a bubble (Greek) over there my brother-in-law rubs his dashboard down with vaseline, other Greeks do it too. In Athens and Cyprus it gets really hot so a few give it the vaseline treatment.
    Of course his old woman moaned, "you never rub me down"

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    My old woman's a bubble (Greek) over there my brother-in-law rubs his dashboard down with vaseline, other Greeks do it too. In Athens and Cyprus it gets really hot so a few give it the vaseline treatment.
    Of course his old woman moaned, "you never rub me down"
    Greek eh? And here I thought their specialty was buggery lol. I too have a Mediterranean queen, she's the classic Irish/Italian New York city blend. Everytime we watch The Godfather I have to talk to her in Marlon Brando's voice for a week, drives her crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Greek eh? And here I thought their specialty was buggery lol. I too have a Mediterranean queen, she's the classic Irish/Italian New York city blend. Everytime we watch The Godfather I have to talk to her in Marlon Brando's voice for a week, drives her crazy.
    They invented it...........apparently. Population in Greece falls dramatically as we speak.
    Oh man, I just love everything Italian, food, music (opera) architecture and especially Roman history. It does it for me, big time. Oh, I forgot, the ladies too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    They invented it...........apparently. Population in Greece falls dramatically as we speak.
    Oh man, I just love everything Italian, food, music (opera) architecture and especially Roman history. It does it for me, big time. Oh, I forgot, the ladies too.
    Romans founded London didnt they? Londinium I believe. Its funny because here in Atlanta, Georgia the real estate agents love to sell property in "historic areas", as in the gas station across the street was built in 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Romans founded London didnt they? Londinium I believe. Its funny because here in Atlanta, Georgia the real estate agents love to sell property in "historic areas", as in the gas station across the street was built in 1987.
    Yes they did in 43 AD as a settlement, they always used a site near a river, in this case the River Thames. They built a bridge just to the west of where London Bridge is now, they then later encircled Londinium with a wall some of which still remain. There were 7 gates to the wall. Bishopsgate, Ludgate, Cripplegate, Newgate, Aldersgate, Aldgate and later Moorgate. All of which are stacked with history to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Codylehr23 View Post
    Much improved.

    Little traffic and no wind today.
    You forgot to mention: roof rack removed! I'd bet that was the single biggest factor affecting your MPG.

    I did a test on my 1.0L 3-cylinder Metro (Firefly), and an empty rack like yours reduced my MPG by ~12% at 50 mph. The effect gets exponentially worse the faster you go. Eggman wasn't kidding: roof racks wreck fuel economy. They increase both drag AND frontal area.

    https://metrompg.com/posts/roof-racks.htm


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