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Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by debburyl, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    :D thank you I will keep you posted on my MPG. They had a contest in Canada where they tested 4or 5 Mirages and the winner got I believe 71mpg!!!!!!
     
  2. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    Thank you for the Good advice on having the oil changeling .sooner during the brakeing in period. I do that tomorrow
     
  3. RoadWarrior222

    RoadWarrior222 rockit serjun

    Nice,

    It was on my list to look at, but I was getting a "Can't say no" deal at the Nissan dealer before I got to Mitsu. I've put something like 150,000 miles of 250k on a Mitsubishi motor in my Plymouth Voyager, so I'd trust them.
     
  4. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    :confused:well you should of went and tryed the mirage, and you would of fell in love with it.let us know how it goes.
     
  5. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    Just a update - Thanks everyone who encouraged me to GO and get the oil changed.I took advantage of my free oil change at the Mitsubishi dealer. They gave me Great service. And I will go at 5.000 and have it changed again
     
  6. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Lucky. When I was a kid, my parents had a pair of Caravans running 3.0l Mitsubishi drivetrains. I'll spare the details but the Mitsubishi stuff was the only stuff which gave any trouble. And it gave plenty of trouble.
     
  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My mom had 3 K-cars. The only one that didn't totally suck had the Mitsu 2.6 balance-shaft engine.
     
  8. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    :Banane10: it all shows that the ones that did good were well taken good care of.if you abuse them and don't change the oil on a regular bases.your car will fail. The person who had the van took care of it.
     
  9. RoadWarrior222

    RoadWarrior222 rockit serjun

    I guess it's not so much luck as learning. There are ways they can be messed up, there are also mechanics who will soak you unnecessarily for an engine swap if the timing belt breaks. As recently as the beginning of this century there were still dinosaur mechanics around who'd fudge up every FWD they touched.
     
  10. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Mom's had a bad habit of eating belts every 10k miles, my dad's was better but still needed one towards the end of the lease. Mom's also developed a nasty habit of randomly stalling every so often. My Dad's also needed the trans control computer replaced. When the lease was over, I'm not going to say that they gladly surrendered the vans. They did, after all, really like all the other aspects of the vehicles. But they certainly didn't shop for another Chrysler product.
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
  11. RoadWarrior222

    RoadWarrior222 rockit serjun

    Wow, those sound like relatively unusual issues with that motor, though the most reliable combo was the 3.0 with the 3 speed hydraulic A670/31TH trans.
     
  12. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    :Banane31:it sounds like your parents just had two bad vans.I'm sure in the owners manual it told them when to have that belt changed.I think its at 60,000 miles.But Mitsubishi has made Big improvements over the years.like all the cars have.But a lot of people don't take care of thir car untill it brakes down.then they tend to blame the car maker.
     
  13. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    They were leased new and given back after 4 years, one with under 50k miles. The other had something like 52k.
     
  14. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    What year were the vans? I had a 99 cararavan that I was told that. Certain years had bad motors. Mine wasn't a Mitsubishi motor :Banane39:.that must of been a bad year
     
  15. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    '96, first year of the body style.
     
  16. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    My parents had a Chrysler van of the same gen, except with the 3.8l V6. It also developed the stalling issue (usually in the middle of an intersection) and the trans completely died around 80k mi. By then they were too fed up to fix it. Its main problem was that Chrysler built it. It was their second and they didn't go back for another.
     
  17. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    Yes mine was a 99 and the motor was a Chrysler. 3.0 and it was a good motor. But when I got it.it had 110.009 miles on it.and the motor was sticking.but other then that it was a good motor.but I heard the 3.0 wasn't a good motor
     
  18. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    ??? What does that mean?

    I believe that was the engine in my mother's '92 Dodge DieNasty. The engine was OK, but the transmission wasn't. She got rid of it just in time, around 42,000 miles as I recall.
     
  19. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    :)it was from the old oil build up.from not changing it.and you would hear the lifters when you Frist started it.then they would quite down
    The trans was fine.
     
  20. debburyl

    debburyl Member

    Update- the car keeps doing better each trip I take it on.had the oil changed early at the Dealership it was free. And then I took a trip and put in 5 gal of gas and got 50.1 MPG.and went 262 miles. So the Pro,s out wieght the the. Cons.:Banane43:
     

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