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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    I've noticed this too, had it on one or two other cars as well. When a driving instructor I learnt the thing to do if it would not engage reverse gear or even 1st gear is to put it into any gear and move forward just a tad then it'll get over its coyness and get into gear.

    As regards to the steering vagueness I have previously stated that a Roman Chariot had better steering. Now after four months I don't find it a problem.
    Thanks itschad, I'll try that trick.

    I feel like the problem is the angle of the reverse gear. I know that 1-5 is no different, but for some reason it feels harder slotting into Reverse with my shifter. Other days it's very easy, so I don't get it.

    Another beef I have: the interior needs more soft spots, like to rest my arms. Driving the Mirage my right arm rests on nothing, and my left arm and elbow rest on hard plastic. I'm kind of skinny and tall, so it's just bone on plastic and it's not pleasant. The Mirage is a city car yes, not a Buick, but really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    Thanks itschad, I'll try that trick.
    try this. when youre stopped and cant get it into reverse. try rocking the car with your body a little. ive had that problem on all the manual cars ive driven. it was described to me as the reverse gear being stationary when the other gears are planetary. so it doesnt line up perfectly with reverse after the transmission stops moving and it wont slide in.

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    It's because all forward gears have synchronizers and reverse does not. Most manual transmissions are configured this way.

    Selecting second gear usually moves the gear sets enough to allow the reverse gear to mesh.

    It is these brass cone clutches that require GL4 lubricant instead of GL5, but that's off topic.

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    As others have stated, ALL manual equipped cars I've driven sometimes need a hair of forward movement to slip into reverse. It should be second nature, I know it is for me as a very seasoned standard driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itschad View Post
    Pray sir. Where are these dash covers sold? I want one, no, I need one.
    As for storage case I'm looking for a pen/pencil case that I can affix to that shelf.
    Rockauto has them. https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...ard+cover,1284
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marklovski View Post
    The Dash Design dash covers are custom made to fit I believe. Since the European models may have a different front dash (extra shelf), what's custom made for an American Mirage may not fit perfectly? Just throwing that out there.

    I have a front pair of their seat covers (ordered through rockauto.com) & I am very pleased with them!

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    We can figure that out if someone posts a photo of their European Mirage's dash.
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    Below the European dash. It is practically the same, except for the "cubby" above the glove box and the simplicity of the instrument as in this basic 1.0L model. And yes, it did come with a radio and A/C.
    Note: A very effective way to get rid of reflections is a simple black cloth, as seen in the picture.

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    The instrument of the 1.0L stripped-naked basic model, sold for €8000 (around US $ 7000) in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    Below the European dash. It is practically the same, except for the "cubby" above the glove box and the simplicity of the instrument as in this basic 1.0L model. And yes, it did come with a radio and A/C.
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    The instrument of the 1.0L stripped-naked basic model, sold for 8000 (around US $ 7000) in 2014.

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    Top of the dash is the same. Dash Design cover should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foama View Post
    Below the European dash. It is practically the same, except for the "cubby" above the glove box and the simplicity of the instrument as in this basic 1.0L model.


    The instrument of the 1.0L stripped-naked basic model, sold for €8000 (around US $ 7000) in 2014.
    I can't believe there's no tach.

    I like the dash cubby, but I fear my cellphone would fly out of there during a hard stop.

    Comes with A/C eh? My own basic manual 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 here in Canada does not have air. I guess who needs air in Canada?


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