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Old 05-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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It doesn`t look like there is anyone with a Mitsubishi Mirage in the garage cowmeat...Do I start a new thread?...I could have done something wrong.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I generally buy from WalMart. Yesterday they brought out their 15 cent a gallon discount for their card holders, $3.239 a gallon. I don't see any significant difference from one brand to another, pretty sure it all comes through the same pipeline.

That's 30 cents cheaper than the closest competitor to my house, enough difference for me to take my 3 @ 5 gallon cans with me the next time I fill the truck or Fiesta.

Rigt close to a buck for every 3 gallons or about 10 bucks a month off my normal $100 monthly gas expense.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I usually go with Holiday as I get a discount of 75 cents per fill.

I don't touch BP or Walmart out of principle. I'd push my car to the next gas station before supporting either company.

However, from the other places I've gone to, haven't really noticed much of a difference (if any at all). Only exception was once at a place that didn't get a lot of customers and the gas had actually gone bad...or something got mixed in don't know. That was a rough tank.

Just make sure to check what your car manual recommends you put in the tank. In my case, it says to use low grade and to not even put mid/high.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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was looking at post # 24 in the top 100 tips and I have a different experience..When going to work in the mornings with low humidity and the temps are in the 40-low 60`s I get the best mileage!..On the way home with high humidity and temps are in the 80`s I see a big difference in mileage..Usually drops down to 43-45 mpg..
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The top of my driveway is 75 feet above sea level. Some of the places I go to typically are less than 10 feet above sea level. Predominately westerly winds here. I hit 58 going east one day and couldnt get past 42 going west. I though I had a tire going flat until I realized there was a 30 plus MPH west wind. Even the 65 foot elevation change in a 20 mile trip makes a difference.

Welcome to the forum, great choice of a new car.

There is a place in North Carolina without HUMIDITY!!!!!!!!

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It doesn`t look like there is anyone with a Mitsubishi Mirage in the garage cowmeat...Do I start a new thread?...I could have done something wrong.

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Just add your own car to your own garage; at the top of the page, click Garage and then click Add New Vehicle (see image below):
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:04 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks Old Mechanic for the info...I would not go so far as to say there is a place in North Carolina with no humidity but it depends on where you live!..Seems like once ya hit that I95 corridor and head east the humidity just slaps you in the face.Now I am much further west in the state in the Piedmont,Greensboro to be exact but we do not have the humidity as they do closer to the coast.

Surprisingly I can tell this far inland that the road is almost level to the average eye and which should be by all geographical reasons heading downhill getting closer to the coast..I say this because that is the direction I take going to work...Perhaps I will take a trip in the same direction on a day off and head back home at the same time I would normally head to work and see what the avg mpg tells me.
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Congrats on the Mirage! Did you go for the CVT or manual shift? (Didn't see it mentioned.)

I've test driven both, and they're very capable machines in the MPG department. Future EcoModder classics, without a doubt.

Mitsu did a decent job with the aerodynamics of the car -- 0.28 drag coefficient is better than average for this size & type of car. But there are still a number of easy things you could do to improve that. And much more improvement if you're not worried about making the car look "unconventional".

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I have never perceived any difference between fuels provided by no-name and branded gas stations, with the obvious exception of price.

The branded gas stations charge you more.
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I went with the 5 speed MetroMPG...Wanted to get the most out of the car mileage wise.

Mitsubishi recommends an oil change every 7,500 miles and I guess there engineers have all this figured out but I did not want to wait til the car has 7,500 miles on it before the first oil change...Currently have a little over 1,000 miles on it and decided to change the oil..Bought a Mobil 1 oil filter and 3 quarts of Mobil 1 0w 20.

First thing I noticed after I removed the original oil filter is the length of it was about an inch shorter than the Mobil 1 oil filter..I poked around and found this video here.



Curious...What is the point this guy is trying to make about the different length of the oil filters?

Thanks in advance for any comments on this.
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