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View Poll Results: How many in your fleet?
2-3 vehicles: not bad, but still more vehicles than drivers. 13 18.57%
4-6 vehicles: which one was the gateway drug? 14 20.00%
7+ vehicles: don't fight it, embrace it! 27 38.57%
Not a hoarder: I drive everything I own! 16 22.86%
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:34 AM   #21 (permalink)
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IGL - '04 Saturn Ion
90 day: 44.56 mpg (US)
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I've got two myself, and my wife has one...

I've got a 2004 Saturn Ion Redline(1 of 1012), that is a project car
My daily driver is a 2007 Chevy Malibu, and it's my efficiency project, though I would rather a smaller car or 4 cyl truck as a daily

My wife drives a 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i base, CVT...

My current Ecotec project...

My last Ecotec project...
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Ron Burgundy (retired) - '01 Honda Insight base
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 71.2 mpg (US)

High Voltage - '12 Chevrolet Volt Premier
Team Volt
90 day: 159.31 mpg (US)
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Wasn't sure if you meant car "brand" hoarder, but we have 3 G1 Insights in the family right now so yeah, maybe we are a family of Insight hoarders.

My son also had 3 Festivas at the same time, including my old car Black Widow

If I only had a dollar for every time I've saved gas . . . wait, I do!
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.55 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 34.24 mpg (US)
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Hoarder? Yes. Cars? No. I would not know where to put another!

2000 Honda Civic HX (manual)
Gary Fisher mountain bike (missing part of the handlebars and keys)

The only place to park another vehicle would be in front of someone else's house (with a city permit) or in the dirt alley, behind a metal gate, and supposedly we cannot make copies of that key. I would not be comfortable parking a car anywhere I would not see daily. We have had people turn off our power and steal anything of value.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:15 PM   #24 (permalink)
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CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 39.62 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
90 day: 41.67 mpg (US)
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My current count is at 8 including motorcycles. But, its getting better haha. Soon the Metro will be on its way, and hopefully the Civic not too long after that.

2004 Toyota Prius
2004 Honda Civic
2000 Honda Insight
1999 Chevy Metro
1993 Toyota Tercel
1983 Honda CM400
1965 Honda S65
1951 Ford F1
Current project: Heating the manual trans with engine coolant
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:14 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 50.45 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 55.15 mpg (US)
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Culling the herd!

The 2004 Prius sold just before I picked up that 2000 Metro last week.

The Swift GT parts car is currently advertised, and someone says they're coming for the engine. After that the bones will be picked over, and the shell scrapped.

I'll be down to 5 cars after that... less than my bicycle count! The goal is to be down to 4 before the snow flies (bye bye ForkenSwift shell). Then to 3 next summer when I sell the Echo.

It'll be an all Firefly/Metro fleet.

... for a while.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:49 PM   #26 (permalink)
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CRXFi - '88 Honda CRX HF / XFi
90 day: 38.84 mpg (US)

01 Insight - '01 Honda Insight
90 day: 56.79 mpg (US)
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My name is Will and I used to be a hoarder. I had 6 cars at one point, but now I'm back down to one now that I've bestowed the CRXFi legacy unto Gasoline Fumes. I've lived through and made it back to 1-to-1. Moving to a place where stashing is more difficult helps to this end. I would probably have several cars if I had access to cheap storage.

Slightly on-topic question for a mod: Is there a way to transfer a car (read: member of the hoard fleet) from one user's EM garage to another user? (yes, I know there technically is, but can you do it?) Please move the CRXFi to Gasoline Fumes' garage.
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Guilty as charged...

2003 Audi A6 Avant 1.9TDI
--this is the daily hack
1999 BMW E39 530d Touring
--this was the daily hack, now rudely garage-squatting
1996 Kawasaki ZZR600-E4
--the bike!
1995 Citroen XM 2.0 turbo petrol/LPG
--has sat for 4 years gathering moss now, sadly
1991 Citroen BX TZD turbodiesel hatch
--has sat for 6 months gathering dust now, sadly
1987 Citroen AX 11TRE
--the backup daily (& polar opposite!), also for grass autotests
1976 BMW 1602 saloon
--long-term project & money sink
2004 BMW E39 530d saloon
--mostly-stripped, was a crashed engine donor for the above
1965 Morris Minor 1000
--rusty and in the way; I really have no idea why I own it...
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:02 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Little Red - '12 Toyota Prius c 2 Two
90 day: 57.82 mpg (US)

"Whitey" Bulger - '14 Toyota RAV4 LE
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Nope, not me!

We have the Prius C that we use for almost everything.
The FWD Ford Escape that we use very little.

However, I just found out that I will need AWD this winter..
Being a Texan, I HATE driving in snow and ice.
So I figured a FWD SUV was gonna last me for the rest of my life..
Because I was NEVER gonna drive in bad winter weather again!!
Yes, it's a 2009 with less than 9k miles on the odometer.

The type of AWD I'm looking is like this:
Used One-Owner 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE - Near Woburn MA - Woburn Toyota

So, should I keep the Escape? I'm really thinking about it.. My kid is always
borrowing it, when her BMW (325i ? X-Drive) needs another repair..
She kinda likes it. My wife likes it for driving her friends to the airport etc..
I know a trade-in offer will be less than $9,000..

Maybe I need summer and winter SUVs..?.

Current ride: 2014 RAV4 LE AWD (24 MPG)

Wife's Pizza Transporter
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:10 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Sort of cheating since I have a dealers license, must still have 100.
A few of the more interesting that I cant part with
1957 2CV electric
2001 insight
2002 insight-broken CVT
1969 avenger gt project
1969 vw dune buggy (manx copy)
1966 vw dune buggy orig deserter bodied project
1957 porsche 356a
1969 porsche 912
1966 porsche 912
1958 vw bug
bunch of semi dead Peugeot diesels..they just rot away but always run
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Old 08-11-2016, 02:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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R2 - '13 Chevy Volt
90 day: 20764 mpg (US)
Thanks: 20
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I will never admit it.

2013 Volt - daily
2012 Leaf - wife's daily
'32 coupe project that just sits
'57 IH S120 project nearing completion
'73 IH Crew Cab pickup- runs, needs body work/paint
1997 Toyota Landcruiser 40th anniversary edition. Use to camp and haul dogs around.
1976 Vogue motor home with 33k miles

7 or 8 motorcycles too.

What problem?

(I'm actually going to cull the herd significantly this year. Really. No, really I am. )

2013 Volt -sporting seasonal grill block
2013 Volt- wife wanted one too. Bye Leaf
1997 Landcruiser (Bruiser) -sadly gets about 11.5 MPG...
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