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Old 11-08-2010, 05:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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I would have originally LOVED to have gotten a Rabbit pickup. The trouble with them is prying the keys from the owners' cold, dead fingers...

I wonder what the cost and availability of parts for those VW trucks is. One thing I really like about the S10/Sonoma is that there are SO MANY of them. They are real easy to work on, and there are tons of parts and aftermarket items available.

I think the Metro electric fan is something like 10 inches in diameter. It's not huge, but not tiny either.

The truck does fine without a radiator fan as long as it's moving, air flows right through the radiator. I manually turn on the fan in bumper to bumper traffic in the summer when loaded down.

For the truck driving speeds... The truck is generally for longer distance, so it will be on the freeway. Typically 55 to 65 mph, depending on traffic, weather, and hypermileability.
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