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Old 05-27-2008, 06:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Eastern Washington.
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The Swift - '00 Suzuki Swift
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
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Hello from Eastern Washington.

All this time there are people like me who try their damndest to get a few miles out of gas.
I own a 00' Suzuki Swift (2 door, standard trans) that gets about 48mpg. The wife drives a '01 Metro (4 door, auto) that varies in the 30's. I also have a 95' swift just like mine that I use for parts since the transmission is bad.
I also have a Ford Escort that I converted to electric about ten years ago. The battery pack only lasted five years and the price was expensive to replace the Optima Yellow Tops. I paid $97 per battery back then but now they want $180!
I am currently converting the Escort to use regular flooded batteries and going up from 96 volts to 120 volts. I hope to have a range of 60 miles.
I use to design and build electric and hybrid vehicles in college. Now I am an engineer in an unrelated field.


2000 Suzuki Swift
2001 Chevy Metro
1983 Electric Ford Escort
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