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Old 07-24-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
38 time NHRA/IHRA Champ
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Drove the Geo home @ 46 mpg briskly and not modded.

I introduced myself yesterday and a buddy of mine drove me to get a 96 Geo Metro from Columbus, OH. The car ran fine and the first 60 miles were at 65-70 then the remainder of the 195 mile trip was done at 60-63...I got 46 mpg ...but my friend got 38 in his 200? Pontiac ? V6! We were both shocked since driving there he got 32.5, which was his best ever with mostly interstate driving at 5 mph above the limit. I pointed out that we drove more slowly on the by-ways and he was close enough to get a small tow from me.

I did nothing to the car yet and drove with my window open...whenever I closed it I could feel the car run quicker. My plans are to gut it. I drag race a 84 Plymouth Horizon that is down to 1810 lbs and still is driven to the trak and back, so I am no stranger to this! I will get headlight covers and block off half of the grill area under the bumper. Raising the air pressure and EOC will be done too....I was getting 46 with a 98 Neon 5 speed this way.

42 time NHRA/IHRA drag race champ

05 SRT4-12.17@117 mph on DOTs-31.0 mpg-SOLD
96 Geo Metro-3 banger-60.1 mpg-SOLD
95 BMW M3-13.41 @ 106 mph-31mpg-SOLD
77 Chevy Monza with 350/350-FOR SALE
84 Horizon-1880 lbs-29 mpg
95 Neon-43 mpg
99 Z28-10.80 @ 127 mph-27.1mpg
2011 Prius-62.1 wife's
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