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    Fancy Metro
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    "AS-IS special" I got at a North Toronto Toyota dealer with 145,000 km on the clock (90k miles).

    Came with a clean Carproof report, service history from the Mitsu dealer next door (one owner, relatively well maintained).

    It's so much nicer to drive than the 2000 Metro winter beater it replaces!

    Other nicknames considered: Lifestyle Inflation, Metro DeVille, Silver Poupon, Mirage #1 of N

    New, this car cost $15,898 + $1450 mandatory freight charge = $17,348. With taxes: $19,603. Doesn't include unknown dealer charges. Basically, $20k out the door.

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    Whoopsie-daisy on the front left corner contributed to its low, low price. Several other misc scuffs & chips in the paint around the car.

    So, so dirty. The Toyota dealer didn't even bother vacuuming it.

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    Busted antenna, so the radio reception isn't very good right now.

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    Looks like it still has the original battery.

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    Cadillac soft! So soft.

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    Came with Dunlop WinterMaxx snow tires 165/65r14 size and lots of tread. Looks like the wheels have never been cleaned - the finish is stained from all the brake dust!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 manual: 56.0 mpg (US) ... 23.8 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 67.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Nice! Looking forward to where you go with this. I fully expect lots of eco-mods here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Spicoli View Post
    Eggman is right

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 49.8 mpg (US) ... 21.2 km/L ... 4.7 L/100 km ... 59.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Ha! I started modding before it left Toronto:

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    Temporary, easy ones. ( I wonder if I kept the coroplast bits I made for the car Mitsu Canada loaned me in 2014.)

    I also deleted the passenger mirror. That'll have to go back on for the safety inspection this week.

    Doing the front brakes right now...

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    Feel free to take advantage of the forum Fuel Economy Log. There, you can track (and perhaps even brag about) your lifetime fuel economy numbers.

    I see your signature line has some entries, but they appear rather old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Spicoli View Post
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    Fancy Metro... hahaha I love it

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 44.4 mpg (US) ... 18.9 km/L ... 5.3 L/100 km ... 53.3 mpg (Imp)


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    Eggman, you're being terrible.

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    Front brakes done!

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    They were about 75% worn. And I believe that was the 2nd set of pads, based on the service history. So, this car was not a highway commuter.

    Coulda guessed that from the petrified crust of brake dust on the wheels I guess.

    Those pads probably would have lasted a few more years the way I drive. But my mechanic wouldn't have liked them.

    I cleaned up the rotors with a wire wheel on the grinder. They were kinda crusty around the edges, as you can see in the pic.

    I was going to check the rears, but I don't have the right size socket to pull the drum. (Anybody know what size, offhand? I hear there's a search feature around here somewhere. )

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    Might have to start a new thread to find that out? Like I tell the wife, “I’m a big helper”
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    Try swabbing with some petroleum jelly.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 37.0 mpg (US) ... 15.7 km/L ... 6.4 L/100 km ... 44.4 mpg (Imp)


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    30 mm socket! 30 mm socket!

    Ha - I already found that thread and was on my way to Crappy Tire getting a 30 mm socket when you posted.

    I think I'm going to do the rears too. ~1 mm of material left:

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