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Old 07-02-2015, 08:18 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I love those Metro pics, and I want to like the idea of a stretched Gen 1 Insight. But the added weight for what is already a low power engine makes me wonder. If the OEM car had merely been a 4 seater it would have had some difficulty with significant hill at speed if it had four passengers in it, I suspect. Since I imagine the stretched car woukd be for added freight and bedding... how would you overcome the low-power issue?

Maybe make the extension out of lightweight materials and make it as short as possible, dojng something clever to maximkze space?

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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