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    My 2014 has the above the rear wheel arch rust. No perforation, yet.
    Both Mirages have rusty useless "chrome plated" lugnuts.

    My '17, with 63kms, has a surprising number of above the windshield chips. Over all my '17 has more rust, even though it has been oilsprayed 3X compared to my '14 with 240kms and was NEVER undercoated.

    That indicates very poor initial and final QC in the factory, Add in the scuffed piston problem, the plugged passenger side of the HVAC unit, the bent rear axles, have I forgotten anything? I'm ready to believe the old rumor about any car built on a Monday or a Friday was loaded with problems.

    OTOH there are plenty of Mirages surviving for 400+ kms so they certainly can't all be problematic.

    The front subframe rust concerns me greatly. If it's a bolt in-out repair then no big deal, otherwise, UGH


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallythacker View Post
    My 2014 has the above the rear wheel arch rust. No perforation, yet.
    Both Mirages have rusty useless "chrome plated" lugnuts.

    My '17, with 63kms, has a surprising number of above the windshield chips. Over all my '17 has more rust, even though it has been oilsprayed 3X compared to my '14 with 240kms and was NEVER undercoated.

    That indicates very poor initial and final QC in the factory, Add in the scuffed piston problem, the plugged passenger side of the HVAC unit, the bent rear axles, have I forgotten anything? I'm ready to believe the old rumor about any car built on a Monday or a Friday was loaded with problems.

    OTOH there are plenty of Mirages surviving for 400+ kms so they certainly can't all be problematic.

    The front subframe rust concerns me greatly. If it's a bolt in-out repair then no big deal, otherwise, UGH
    The front sub frame is bolt in/out.

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    ^ Fortunately, applying an anti-rust spray inside the cavities will prevent an owner having to bolt it in and out.

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    You can use fluid film with the optional 360 degree nozzle to spray inside the holes of the box sections and cross member to coat the inside. The rubberized underproofing will trap moisture and create rot from the inside out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    ^ Fortunately, applying an anti-rust spray inside the cavities will prevent an owner having to bolt it in and out.
    Methinks I'll beg my friend to use his hoist and do my own oil spraying late summer. My local Krown dealers are a joke, so stingy with the fluid. They didn't even do the underside of the hood.


    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!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


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