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    Oooops, tried to edit lol. Sigh, Im getting banned again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    Oooops, tried to edit lol. Sigh, Im getting banned again.
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    Mine fell off when I bought my cvt mirage. I store it in the glove box now.
    Quote Originally Posted by fred101 View Post
    Pardon me Mr. Fummins

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 35.1 mpg (US) ... 14.9 km/L ... 6.7 L/100 km ... 42.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    You know you're a Mirage owner when you get downright PISSED at the car ahead of you for accelerating unevenly because they cause you to short-shift into 2nd thinking that they're accelerating slowly... and THEN they take off, and now you have absolutely no power to accelerate in this gear and everyone behind you thinks it's your fault.
    Thank you for putting this into words. I couldn't quite figure out how to express my frustration with this either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren View Post
    You know you're a Mirage owner when you get downright PISSED at the car ahead of you for accelerating unevenly because they cause you to short-shift into 2nd thinking that they're accelerating slowly... and THEN they take off, and now you have absolutely no power to accelerate in this gear and everyone behind you thinks it's your fault.
    You know when you're a Mirage owner when a semi is poking along slower than you'd like to go, but you dare not try to pass them because it'll take you 10 miles to do so.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.0 mpg (Imp)


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    You know when you're a Mirage owner when you shut off the AC or defroster before going up a hill so you can squeeze every usable horsepower out of our little cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaux View Post
    You know when you're a Mirage owner when a semi is poking along slower than you'd like to go, but you dare not try to pass them because it'll take you 10 miles to do so.
    I have not found this to be the case in the 5spd mirage at least. Maybe because the 5spd car already is way up in its powerband on the freeway and a simple downshift puts you in the power quick it actually has okay passing power on the freeway for what it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pryme View Post
    I have not found this to be the case in the 5spd mirage at least. Maybe because the 5spd car already is way up in its powerband on the freeway and a simple downshift puts you in the power quick it actually has okay passing power on the freeway for what it is
    As long as the car or truck is doing 70mph I can easily with the CVT.

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    You know you're a Mirage owner when you find yourself defending it online all the time when people say it's "the worst car on the market."

    By the way, these responses are hilarious—and dead-nuts on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    You know when you're a Mirage owner when you shut off the AC or defroster before going up a hill so you can squeeze every usable horsepower out of our little cars.

    Yes! I refer to it as "push to pass", lol.



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