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Ah, I don't have the luxury of a heated steering wheel, but I'm enjoying the heated seats which includes the back rest as well.
Lovely and cosy on days like we have here today, with the temperature at Zero Degrees C.
Time here in the UK 1. 12pm
 

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No heated wheel here either but its not something to worry about as we head into our summer. Only front heated seats in Australia. 37 degrees C yesterday and similar today with bush fires around us though summer is still 10 days away. I prefer the hot to the cold when driving. Roads tend to be less of an issue. Winter we get black ice around our area but roads are not gritted like northern hemisphere countries.
 

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Our Winter doesn't start until Dec. 21st, but we usually get some snow in November. Nothing but a few flurries so far this year but we've already seen several sub 0°C mornings. I think I prefer a couple of big storms rather than a lot of ankle-deep nuisance snows ... as for ice, that's when I stay home.
 

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For the past few years we have had reasonably mild winters with short periods of cold weather and some snow
This year November has been a bit colder though snow flurries are not uncommon in November. Our coldest months are into the new year but the forecasters are saying December could bring more snow than usual.
We will just have to wait and see.
This was a heavy fall we had in March 2018 with the ASX well covered in snow
 

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I have found two more things that i "dislike" about the EC. The first is the driver's seat adjustment doesn't go low enough for me. If I could sit just one inch lower, it would be perfect for me. The second thing, which perhaps is related, is the sun visor. When I fold it down as far forward as possible it cuts off my ability to see traffic signals when stopped unless I duck down. It's awkward and uncomfortable. Now, if I was sitting an inch lower it might not be an issue.
 

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I have found two more things that i "dislike" about the EC. The first is the driver's seat adjustment doesn't go low enough for me. If I could sit just one inch lower, it would be perfect for me. The second thing, which perhaps is related, is the sun visor. When I fold it down as far forward as possible it cuts off my ability to see traffic signals when stopped unless I duck down. It's awkward and uncomfortable. Now, if I was sitting an inch lower it might not be an issue.
You must be quite tall but I know what you mean re the sun visor, as I have to push it forward sometimes at traffic lights. I'm just a wee bit short of 6ft tall and like the seat in a raised position, hence the sun visor problem. But can live with that.
Its a dreich wet day here, getting a bit more than our fair share of rain this autumn, Need to build a pipe line from Scotland to Zarbs in Australia as he needs the water. 3.302pm here in the UK
 
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Not that tall. 6' 1". Mind you I still have plenty of headroom in the cabin, but if I could drop the seat 1" more, I'd be much happier.
 

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Need to build a pipe line from Scotland to Zarbs in Australia as he needs the water. 3.302pm here in the UK
We've been lucky over the last two days to get some rain. We depend on 3 x 27000 litre water tanks or all our water here on the farm so we've had a good top up with 38mm in the last two days with more storms forecast for this afternoon. 1mm of rain on our roof span equates to 207 litres of water in the tank so we have had a good replenishment yesterday.

With regard to the seat adjustment I don't have the problem but the visor hits my head when I fold it down and forward so it may be an issue with design...
 

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We've been lucky over the last two days to get some rain. We depend on 3 x 27000 litre water tanks or all our water here on the farm so we've had a good top up with 38mm in the last two days with more storms forecast for this afternoon. 1mm of rain on our roof span equates to 207 litres of water in the tank so we have had a good replenishment yesterday.

With regard to the seat adjustment I don't have the problem but the visor hits my head when I fold it down and forward so it may be an issue with design...
That's good news about the rain Zarbs, and with more on the way should be a good top up for you your area.. Its been another wet day here, not all that heavy, but a constant light rain falling.
Getting dark now at 4.20pm. and a temperature of 10 degrees C.
 

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I dislike the two silver ovals/rectangle on the back of the SEL rear lower bumper. The black v that ends up being created in the negative space gives me a Pontiac logo/badge vibe which then instantly brings my mind to the Pontiac Aztek (U.S. ugly car). I don't get that vision when I see the all black lower bumper. Does anyone know if they silver pieces are just taped on essentially or are they snapped on? Trying to decide if I need to buy an SE or LE lower bumper or of I can just pry the silver pieces off?

I also prefer the all black grille in front instead of the three "chrome" ones. Anyone with an LE in the US wishing they had "chrome"? I'll swap ya!

I also hate the lack of compass and the fuel consumption resetting every 4 hours and the lack of auto locking doors once in motion.

I love the shape of the vehicle, the "edgy" design (I mean literal presence of sharp edges on the body), the subwoofer, the track pad, the heated steering and the HUD. I thought I wouldn't care about the steering wheel or the HUD but I've found I love them! And the track pad, although not super esthetically pleasing initially, has come in really useful and I'm happy it's there.
 

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I dislike the two silver ovals/rectangle on the back of the SEL rear lower bumper. The black v that ends up being created in the negative space gives me a Pontiac logo/badge vibe which then instantly brings my mind to the Pontiac Aztek (U.S. ugly car). I don't get that vision when I see the all black lower bumper. Does anyone know if they silver pieces are just taped on essentially or are they snapped on? Trying to decide if I need to buy an SE or LE lower bumper or of I can just pry the silver pieces off?

I also prefer the all black grille in front instead of the three "chrome" ones. Anyone with an LE in the US wishing they had "chrome"? I'll swap ya!

I also hate the lack of compass and the fuel consumption resetting every 4 hours and the lack of auto locking doors once in motion.

I love the shape of the vehicle, the "edgy" design (I mean literal presence of sharp edges on the body), the subwoofer, the track pad, the heated steering and the HUD. I thought I wouldn't care about the steering wheel or the HUD but I've found I love them! And the track pad, although not super esthetically pleasing initially, has come in really useful and I'm happy it's there.
The disassembly of the rear bumper is shown here:

[W/M] Eclipse Cross (GK#)

Be aware that removing these covers will leave the bumper with the holes where the clips locate. Maybe a better bet would be to remove them, undercoat them and then paint them with a matching black paint with a similar sheen to the rest of the resin bumper and then replace them. Or you could add the garnish (see pic) to the bumper to change the look. US dealers sell the garnish and it is listed as an accessory.

The fuel averaging function has been an issue with Mitsubishi vehicles for years. There is even a thread on here that discusses it. For brevity of this post check out the manual fix (listed in the owners manual) for the issue on the last page of the thread:

https://www.eclipsecrossforums.com/...s/1255-average-full-economy-auto-reset-3.html

I have seen on another site (Singapore) where someone is offering a service to change this and many other functions. It is listed as a setting that can be disabled but a dealer will likely charge for it. Likewise, they list a function that can be changed to enable auto lock on drive away and auto unlock on selecting Park. Both of these are done by someone with access to the M.U.T-SEIII diagnostic tool which in almost all cases is your dealer. Check the link below to see what they offered via a meetup at a convenience store in Singapore. Note the attached pic on the page which lists Auto door lock by vehicle speed as an option.

https://sg.carousell.com/p/eclipse-...=profile&ref_referrer=/frazer/&ref_sId=981775
 

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I like the SE/SEL trim on the rear bumpers better than the plain. In truth the solid bumper is more Aztek-like.







A quick search for the Eclipse Cross rear bumper brought up some pretty interesting mods. I'm all for making this car your own, down to the last plastic clip.

 

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I like the SE/SEL trim on the rear bumpers better than the plain. In truth the solid bumper is more Aztek-like.







A quick search for the Eclipse Cross rear bumper brought up some pretty interesting mods. I'm all for making this car your own, down to the last plastic clip.

Yeah I know the solid bumper is more Aztek-esk. I was trying to say the negative space reminded me of the Pontiac logo and the shape is similar to the Aztek so that's just what I think of. Must just be me!
 

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Zarbs - thanks for the information on the computers. Maybe I can negotiate those changes with the computer wit the dealer.

I suppose I could try to match the bumper and paint the inserts. Maybe ill try that come spring since it's too cold for painting right now! Good idea. Does the lower models have a black insert or just empty space?
 

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Zarbs - thanks for the information on the computers. Maybe I can negotiate those changes with the computer wit the dealer.

I suppose I could try to match the bumper and paint the inserts. Maybe ill try that come spring since it's too cold for painting right now! Good idea. Does the lower models have a black insert or just empty space?
I've only seen the low end model with no silver garnish in Europe and then only in limited numbers when touring late last year. All Australian models have the silver.
 

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Yeah I know the solid bumper is more Aztek-esk. I was trying to say the negative space reminded me of the Pontiac logo and the shape is similar to the Aztek so that's just what I think of. Must just be me!
Interestingly, in Australia, Mitsubishi do not have their name on the vehicles sold here at all. They simply rely on the recognition of the Marque - the triple diamond. Our EC's only have the model name usually on the rear left side of the vehicle. I had to go back to my Verada (also built in Australia as left hand drive and exported to the USA) of 2004 to find the Mitsubishi name on the car. You can pick out Japanese second hand imports to Australia of late models like the Delica by the existence of the name. As we are both right hand drive countries there is a lively market is Australia for all brands of second hand Japanese vehicles like people movers and sports cars (Supra and Lexus especially). They've usually had the engine replaced. New Zealand is another good market for these cars.
 

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I had the low trim level for about a year. It was all black bumpers. Yes there were holes but you see them when you want to see them. Probably i could easily fit those gray/silver parts on my car.

At a Mutsibushi owners meeting I unlocked the car's secret features. The good news is the manufacturer still uses the same ECU, of course with different settings. The tech-guy unlocked alarm, auto-lock, auto-unlock, and the beep sound when you press the key button. Unfortunately the auto-lock lasted only one day.
 
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