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Thread: Piddles :: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Hatch (Garage entry)

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    Piddles
    2018
    Mitsubishi
    Mirage ES Hatch
    Infrared Metallic
    CVT
     
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    Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"
    Daox Rear Sway Bar
    OEM Rear Bumper Garnish
    OEM Fog Lights
    OEM Side Sill Extensions
    S-V.4 LED Bulbs (Headlight + Fog Lights)

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    OEM Armrest
    OEM Cruise Control
    OEM Weatherproof Floormats / Trunk Liner
    USB Charger (Button Blank Left of Steering Wheel)

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    JVC CS-J620 Speakers (Replaced OEM)

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    Stock

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    Stock

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    Maxxim Maze SIlver 15x6.5"
    Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus Touring ECO Tire 185/55R15

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    Finally have (mostly) everything installed on the car that I want. Still waiting on the roof rack from Mitsubishi...

    Was able to take Piddles out today and go for a drive on the Cascade Loop here in the Pacific Northwest. Ended up hitting the "Seattle Northcountry" and "Stevens Pass" section of the loop and having a relaxing time. The country here is beautiful. Was raining most of the day with areas of standing water on the road. Was moving pretty fast (60mph+ on twisty mountain roads) on 40psi+ tires, but luckily didn't run into any issues with hydroplaning. The tires are new, but still happily surprised (and alive). I previously owned a Monte Carlo SS and can remember the front tires turning into skis on more than one occasion. May have been going a little faster than 60mph at the time, though...

    That being said, let it be added to the logs that Piddles was able to push ~95mph for a short period of time today. Had it flat out on a straight and clear section of mountain road. I think the Mirage land speed record is ~112mph, so we were getting there. Good times! The Subaru WRX behind me did not want to have anything to do with my speed experiments, though, which was a shame. Always nice to have a pace car!
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    Looking good and to me your experience with driving your Mirage “assertively” lol is one of it’s selling points. You can flog it and still get decent mpg’s. Triple digit speeds are definitely possible as you know. Electronic speed limiter is 118mph I believe but I could be off by a few mph.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


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    Too bad the Subie didn't want to keep up lol. I do the same thing flogging my Mirage. I did it today on a back road driving too my friend's house...2nd gear and a whole lot of pulling...the 3cyl makes a unique sound and l like it. The back road felt like a rally course.

    Edit: l skip gears and shift from 1st to 4th to get good fuel economy and slowly reach speed from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MirageRally View Post
    Too bad the Subie didn't want to keep up lol. I do the same thing flogging my Mirage. I did it today on a back road driving too my friend's house...2nd gear and a whole lot of pulling...the 3cyl makes a unique sound and l like it. The back road felt like a rally course.

    Edit: l skip gears and shift from 1st to 4th to get good fuel economy and slowly reach speed from there.
    Not sure that's gonna do much except cause bad lugging.. can't be good for the car. The car is meant to be shifted.. it's a 5 speed manual, not a CVT.. I'm sure others will chime in.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 41.8 mpg (US) ... 17.8 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.2 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by dspace9 View Post
    Not sure that's gonna do much except cause bad lugging.. can't be good for the car. The car is meant to be shifted.. it's a 5 speed manual, not a CVT.. I'm sure others will chime in.
    I often skip gears depending on conditions. No 'bad lugging' when driven easy - just allow the Mirage to make it's own way without forcing anything.

    "Patience, Grasshopper." lolz


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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 ... 59.8 mpg (Imp)


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