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Old 12-15-2007, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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They must have done a better job on the later cars then, because my '98 is rattle-free and surprisingly well put together (on the other hand, it's still basically in new condition).

Hasn't stopped me from removing stuff though. I removed the pass. and rear seats a while back to turn the car into a moving van, and haven't put them back in yet. As a result, I hear noticeably more suspension, exhaust & road noise than before. (I think the rear seat in particular blocks/absorbs a lot of that).

Coyote X did some fairly exensive weight reduction on his XFi (in addition to the "natural" biodegrading weight reduction that Mother Nature is doing to it on an ongoing basis)...

Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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