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    25 Most popular topics / threads of 2020!



    2020 was quite the year, wasn't it?

    Care to guess which single forum discussion (off-topic, of course) generated the most chatter this year? Hint: it went viral! Actually, don't bother, because we're omitting it from the big retrospective because, frankly, we're sick of it too!

    And so, here we have the remaining hottest discussions of the year (chosen either because they had the most replies or the most views).

    Note: sticking exclusively to a Jan-Dec timeframe handicaps topics that are started late in the year, so I'm including a few stand-outs that were started at the end of 2019.

    Here's hoping your 2021 turns out to be healthy, happy & prosperous for you & yours.

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    1) Official 2021 Mirage release

    The current Mirage is starting to get a little long in the tooth, so Mitsubishi has updated styling & features with the car's 3rd refresh. It's already in production and on sale in the eastern hemisphere, and is supposed to finally arrive in North America in early 2021.

    27281 views ... 133 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 18, 2019, by Alex1a1f in Mirage / Space Star News



    2) Reasonably Priced Car :: 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage SE (Garage entry)

    Wow - this is the 2nd year his car has made the list! Clearly many of us are eager to follow the news about Fummins' personal Mirage that he bought with his very own money. We owe him many thanks for the wealth of knowledge he has gained (from looking after a fleet of delivery Mirages) and shared with this community.

    24684 views ... 228 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 17, 2019, by Fummins in Mirage Garage Discussion

    3) Please Help choosing between Mirage and Versa Note! (UPDATE: got a Mirage)

    A look at the pros & cons of these two cars, one of which has been discontinued in North America.

    15735 views ... 220 replies ... latest post
    Started Jun 9, 2020, by newtomit in General Discussion


    4) Engine Coolant Temperature!! (Is there a way to display it?)

    More than a few owners are interested in knowing coolant temperature, beyond the "cold engine" and "hot engine" lights in the cluster.

    16719 views ... 218 replies ... latest post
    Started Mar 27, 2020, by Mechanic in Engines & Transmissions



    5) Renegade Performance (Mirage aftermarket parts & products)

    This U.S.-based company is making parts for the Mirage.

    20503 views ... 53 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 5, 2019, by Powershiftmatt in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension



    6) 17" Wheel Rubbing Alert!

    How big is too big?

    12126 views ... 171 replies ... latest post
    Started Jun 28, 2020, by newtomit in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension



    7) Fear of an Impending Car-Price Collapse Grips Auto Industry

    What did this year's pandemic do to car sales & prices?

    14329 views ... 164 replies ... latest post
    Started Apr 16, 2020, by Top_Fuel in The Lounge


    8) No response to gas pedal

    Solved! Unfortunately, it was a bad CVT. Cwick replaced it with a used unit.

    13559 views ... 150 replies ... latest post
    Started Apr 7, 2020, by Cwick in Engines & Transmissions



    9) Does anyone wish they had bought Chevy Spark instead?

    The Spark is the Mirage's biggest competitor in the U.S.A. Have you driven one?

    13386 views ... 122 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 2, 2019, by fc321 in General Discussion



    10) G4 reservoir is slowly leaking coolant

    Dirk Diggler discovered a slightly damaged heater core fitting. Will the warranty cover it?

    10235 views ... 114 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 11, 2019, by Dirk Diggler in Technical Discussion



    11) You know you're a Mirage owner/driver when...

    "It's a Mirage thing. You wouldn't understand..."

    12023 views ... 104 replies ... latest post
    Started Jan 20, 2020, by MetroMPG in General Discussion



    12) What's the most gas you've ever filled in your Mirage?

    Some owners test the limits & accuracy of their fuel gauges for fun & excitement.

    10637 views ... 54 replies ... latest post
    Started Dec 2, 2019, by Eggman in Fuel Economy / Gas Mileage



    13) Possibly trading in my '14 Mirage for a brand new Mazda3

    Dspace9 is getting the 7-year itch a little early!

    7531 views ... 99 replies ... latest post
    Started Aug 10, 2020, by dspace9 in The Lounge



    14) Sleeping platform in Mirage (car camping)

    Bristol documented a project to built a lightweight, easily made platform for sleeping diagonally across the front/rear seats to preserve cargo space in the hatchback.

    10602 views ... 84 replies ... latest post
    Started Dec 15, 2019, by Bristol in General Discussion



    15) 2020 Oil Change thread

    Whatcha got in your crankcase?

    8092 views ... 90 replies ... latest post
    Started Apr 26, 2020, by Eggman in Engines & Transmissions


    16) Basketcase :: 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE (Garage entry)

    Dodge Aries K has found & fixed up a couple of dirt cheap used & abused Mirages. Here's one of them!

    6195 views ... 89 replies ... latest post
    Started Oct 27, 2020, by Dodge Aries K in Mirage Garage Discussion



    17) Fog lights installation (how to enable without ETACS/computer connection)

    Bristol assumed he had to go to the dealership to have his fog lights installation activated, but then he re-read the instructions. He shared the comical step-by-step for doing the job without messing with a computer connection.

    10580 views ... 43 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 9, 2019, by Bristol in General Discussion
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    18) TSB: Jatco CVT-7 | F1CJB | JF015E Continuously Variable Transmission

    Eggman posted this Mitsubishi service bulletin about reducing CVT "shift shock" when coming to a stop or after a complete stop.

    10453 views ... 38 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 25, 2019, by Eggman in Technical Service Bulletins



    19) Trying to find the lightest wheels possible

    Gnestovia did some research and came up with a surprisingly light wheel & tire combination.

    8261 views ... 59 replies ... latest post
    Started Jan 21, 2020, by Gnestovia in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension



    20) Accidently shifting from 5th to second?

    MirageRally made a shifting oopsie... should he be concerned?

    6799 views ... 83 replies ... latest post
    Started Apr 20, 2020, by MirageRally in General Discussion




    21) Random comments you've received about your Mirage?

    See what owners are hearing about their Mirages from friends / family / strangers.

    2451 views ... 56 replies ... latest post
    Started Nov 28, 2020, by MetroMPG in General Discussion




    22) Can I reset the TPMS sensor myself?

    "Mitsubishi doesn't make it easy, but there is a way to deal with most Mirage TPMS issues without running to the dealer for help."

    3519 views ... 70 replies ... latest post
    Started Oct 1, 2020, by MirageRally in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension



    23) First cross country trip in my 2019 ES!

    Have you done any long-distance trips in your Mirage? Dragon2knight reports some pros & cons after thousands of miles of cross-country driving.

    2307 views ... 46 replies ... latest post
    Started Dec 6, 2020, by dragon2knight in Reviews by Mirage / Space Star Owners (and tire-kickers)



    24) 2014 Mirage with 414,520 miles / 667,105 kilometers @ White Bear Mitsubishi, MN, USA

    These little cars can go the distance!

    6531 views ... 41 replies ... latest post
    Started Dec 29, 2018, by Loren in Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension



    25) YouTube Comment 'Tirade'

    The Mirage gets a lot of flak from professional "reviewers", but actual owners often vigorously defend the car in the comment section.

    2579 views ... 41 replies ... latest post
    Started Oct 19, 2020, by Go4th in General Discussion



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    Only 1 thread with CVT in the title?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    Only 1 thread with CVT in the title?!?
    What about rear axle alignment? It's didn't make the top 25 this year!

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    I might have omitted one or two other CVT threads in the interest of variety. And not giving Dirk an aneurism.

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    WooHoo! I made the top 25 I shall celebrate with a spit and polish of my fine steed....when I can get it un-buried that is, lolz. A plow buried me again last night....I hate city plows...sigh....anyway, thanks for the accolade, it made my night
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    What about rear axle alignment?
    Maybe it's a good sign when no alignment or TPMS threads made the cut!

    Woops...I stand corrected on the TPMS thread (#22)...
    Last edited by Top_Fuel; 12-22-2020 at 02:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MirageRally View Post
    Dang plows.... They cause more problems than they solve... Where I live in the outskirts of Mentor, the plows separated from the township and the city... for one reason or another they don't like to overlap each other so there's huge gaps of snow from the township to the city and sections of the road that aren't even plowed... sigh as well... Next winter I'm putting tank treads on my car
    Tell me about it! The city contracts with an outside company(ies) for the outskirts of the city(which is where I'm at...)and they don't like to interact with each other too causing whole city blocks to go un-plowed....that's a huge issue for emergency workers and they could care less...Ah the joys of living in a big city never end
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Fuel View Post
    ... no TPMS threads made the cut!
    22) Can I reset the TPMS sensor myself?

    "Mitsubishi doesn't make it easy, but there is a way to deal with most Mirage TPMS issues without running to the dealer for help."

    ^ I think that quote is yours! :-D

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    Another one of my attempts to disable A system that shouldn't be disabled in the first place... Ugh... Hey MetroMPG, next time I should try to disable my variable valve timing and throttle body and see what happens lol. I'm sure that'll make an interesting thread.

    Edit: Also MetroMPG, I apologize for taking a lot of threads off topic... I can't help that I have ADD and OCD.... Yikes that's a combo... Well maybe I can take medication for that lol...

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    Haha MetroMPG your explanations are priceless.

    Yes I do have the 7 year itch, and I think it's from the 84 month payment plan. Feels like a prison sentence, you're just checking off the months. Now I'm free for another costly sentence lol.

    I am not buying a new car any time soon. I at least need to try winter tires on my Mirage (or all weathers) for a year before plunging into another pool of debt. The worse part about car debt is after 84 months, your car is probably not worth that much anymore. Doesn't matter if we're talking Mirage's or we're talking 7 year old Cadillacs.


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