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Old 07-17-2014, 09:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Josie - '87 Toyota Pickup
90 day: 31.73 mpg (US)

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That's very interesting, I hadn't thought about what it must be like to purchase a car that already has mods on it.

I know you're a bit leery about the boattail, but if it's something you do decide to give a try, don't worry about the length. One of the participants here has what appears to be a VERY long tail indeed, but measuring indicates his Insight is exactly the same length overall as my compact pickup - not overly long at all.

A couple of Insights in the Garage listing are cracking into the 80mpg range without boattails. You're in for a thrifty ride. I don't think your home-under-100 goal is achievable, especially since you're still in the learning curve, but I bet you could make it under $150. Good luck!

"Reliability IS economy." - slowmover
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