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Old 08-11-2010, 09:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Chang Ho Kim interviewed on NPR (Here and Now) about his CRX & 118 mpg at AMEC 2009

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A radio interview with Chang about his CRX and some of the mods and driving techniques he used to win the AMEC event with 118 mpg:


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Chang Ho Kim's modified 1989 Honda CRX that gets an incredible 118 miles per gallon. (Val Wang/Here & Now)

In these days of high gas prices and concerns about global warming, automakers brag if their vehicles go more than 40 miles on a gallon of gas. When Maynard, Mass., mechanic Chang Ho Kim hears that, he just chuckles. Kim won a fuel economy competition using his low-tech modified 1989 Honda CRX. He managed a stunning 118 miles per gallon. Kim stops by to give us his tips for fuel efficient motoring.

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