Recent content by JoelB

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    Post your latest oil change

    I've only ever used AFE in both our cars so i can't speak to any MPG improvements. I do too much in town stuff to really ever draw any conclusions for MPG changes. I sit at too many lights and deal with too much slow moving traffic. As you said the mirage holds about 3 quarts. I pour in 3...
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    Post your latest oil change

    2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Out: Mobil 1 0w20 AFE Fram TG7317 In: Mobil 1 0w20 AFE Fram XG7317 I also added in 5oz of Liqui Moly Mos2. I've never used an oil additive before and I picked up a bottle for $8 that will do 2 oil changes. So what the heck right? The engine does seem ever...
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    Oil changes for family and friends

    I usually shy away from maintenance on other people cars but I do help my Mom with hers. She's not a car person so I do her oil changes and check in with her every month or so and make sure she hasn't gone over on her mileage. She is in a tougher spot financially than me so helping her out is...
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    So the car is your master then? In the end a car is a tool to transport things. It's sole purpose being built was to serve whoever owns it. I love cars, and prioritize taking care of whatever I currently own. But I have limits. It's like buying and entry way rug and taking your shoes off...
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    Toyota Gives Man Brand New 4Runner TRD Pro

    Maybe its a cynical way to look at it but it's a good marketing move by Toyota. For $45k or whatever it cost them to build that 4runner they get to be in a bunch of different news stories showing how generous they are.
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    Best Used Hatchback?

    I believe the Pre- 2019 Rios all have 6 speed autos. IVT came out in 2020. That would be my go to.
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    2021 RX450h F Sport

    I would guess you could see high 20's with a little more stop and go. Impressive for a pretty big AWD vehicle.
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    2021 RX450h F Sport

    Man I love bright white with red leather interior. What do you expect to see for real world MPG with the hybrid?
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    Mitsubishi Outlander 2019 2.4

    You're clearly being over-dramatic. How many of these vehicles are out there vs how many have had any fluid changes at all? It's good to do proper maintenance but lets keep this on planet earth.
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    price my 1999 Ford Ranger

    Up here that things is worth $7500 easy. No many clean low mile ones left. People lose their minds for any vehicle that's from out of state.
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    New car break-in

    The biggest problem with this "debate" is that everyone only knows 1 outcome. I broke in my car X way and now it performs Y. We don't know how the car otherwise would have performed if break in was done differently. And there's no way to replicate it since other people even with the exact same...
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    Mitsubishi Outlander 2019 2.4

    How much do you care about your warranty? Or to put it another way, how likely do you think it is that CVT will need warranty work done on it? Pretty easy warranty denial if you haven't followed the specced interval. At that point it wont matter what a bunch of people on a forum think.
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    5 miles a day

    I do the same commute and change every 5k. No worries at all from me.
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    Any other short changers out there?

    Well my wife purchased and paid off her car with her own money so I'm not about to tell her she has to walk to work. Especially considering it was -26F this morning. Electric cars are to expensive to be worth it for her at this point. The only problems I expect to have are potentially...
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    Any other short changers out there?

    My wife has a 0.7 mile commute so she gets changes every spring and fall. end's up being around 3250 miles. Almost all her miles are short trips and it gets pretty darn cold here so to combat moisture and fuel dilution it makes sense to me to change early. Plus this schedule allows me to avoid...