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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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I saw a 2012 version of this car yesterday in a parking lot here. The car so completely filled the spot that I wondered why someone would park such a car so close to the unwashed masses with our Civics and Fords. It's very much the luxury sports car... seems to be marketed for wealthy middle-aged, mid-life crisis types with a spiritual side to their conspicuous consumption. It is definitely a sign of changing times, that also stay the same. If only John DeLorean were around; he might have beaten GM. PS: I heard the owner talking later and for some reason saying he didn't have the range to get to San Fran from here... which is odd... since he should have a gasoline engine too.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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