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    But Fummins, I'm agreeing with you!


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    But I'm not finished being hurt and offended!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    Yeah, you guys are right. If the wife gets a flat today I'll send her back to the dealer to have all 4 tires with 1000 kms on them replaced. Might be expensive after replacing tires a few times a year but what can you do.
    The sarcasm is strong in this one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawpaw View Post
    In order...

    1979 Plymouth Arrow - made by Mitsubishi (I have come full circle), doomed by rust, engine was so quiet and smooth people would try to start it when it was idling, wiper fluid nozzles could be turned sideways to squirt kids riding on bikes

    1987 VW Golf, bought new, this was stripped when that meant something, no radio, no power steering, no A/C, of course no power doors or windows, partially destroyed by dealer changing out heater core (hmmmm), sold to roommate not long after
    Likewise, I've owned a Ford Escort Wagon, a VW Rabbit Cabrio, and of course a Mitsubishi Mirage. Those are all my cars since getting my beginner's permit in 2000.

    My VW had no power steering, and the clutch was super heavy. Driving the old VW was akin to a medium-intensity cardio workout.

    Fascinating anecdote about your Plymouth Arrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawpaw View Post
    1979 Plymouth Arrow - made by Mitsubishi (I have come full circle), doomed by rust, engine was so quiet and smooth people would try to start it when it was idling
    Mitsubishi developed a balance shaft for their four-cylinder engines contributing to their smooth operation. I think they abandoned the mechanism sometime in the 1980s.

    Mitsubishi Company History: Silent Shaft Technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    But I'm not finished being hurt and offended!
    I was just stating what I have been doing (AWD vehicles) for decades. If I have a FWD (front wheel drive) vehicle, I use 3 pairs of tires. 4 pairs would be better, but I just use 3 different pairs. I want/need added traction up front during winter months.

    This past summer my Mirage had newer Federal tires up front, and older Dunlop tires on back. Currently, I have newer Nokian snow tires up front & the Federal tires are on the rear. I wouldn't make it home some days without the added traction up front. Even with new snow tires, the Mirage didn't make it up the ridge road near my home one evening last winter. I had to leave it at the bottom of the hill for the night & get it the next morning.

    That evening was more of an ice issue than snow, but someone with a 4WD Dakota pickup climbed the same hill and took me home that night. My Subaru would have climbed the hill, too. I just happened to get caught that night at school with my Mirage (parent-teacher conferences) when some bad weather hit.

    I always use two complete sets of tires (newer & older) on my AWD vehicles (Honda or Subaru). It's important that the tires match up. I've never noticed any unusual tire wear with any AWD vehicle. Since I changed all four tires every spring & fall, tire rotations are done at the same time. You just have to keep track of where each tire was before it was taken off.

    I've had numerous nails & screws pulled from tires over the years. They get plugged, & I just keep using them. Plugs have never shortened the life of any tire for me. I presently have plugs in two tires that I have been using on my Subaru for a number of years now.

    A Dunlop Enasave (sidewall blow out) has been the only tire I have ever lost before it was worn out.

    I wasn't offended, nor trying to offend anyone. Just sharing how I treat my FWD vs. AWD vehicles differently when it comes to tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    I was just stating what I have been doing (AWD vehicles) for decades. If I have a FWD (front wheel drive) vehicle, I use 3 pairs of tires. 4 pairs would be better, but I just use 3 different pairs. I want/need added traction up front during winter months.
    How's the car ride with the different tires like that? Same ride?

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    Ok I’m not offended either then.
    I may pick up a set of cheapo tires for the front of mine just because I got reminded how a light car and the stock Dunlop’s really suck on ice.

    I may or may not have been a little bit too sarcastic in one or more previous posts. My bad
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    I didn't help things with my "no warranty for you! mixed mileage tires! claim denied!" but some of us have been initially denied warranty due to similar nonsense. And there are so many sheep in the world that would meekly say "Ok" to the dealer and write an $8,000 cheque for a new transfer module.
    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

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    It happens. Stupid dealers.

    I'm probably having withdrawls, haven't had a beer in almost a week. I can't wait to reap the rewards of driving reasonably priced car. Beer.....


    Reasonably Priced Car
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