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Old 03-21-2016, 12:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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PS: one caveat worth mentioning is the rear axle alignment on some cars has been found to be off (and it's non-adjustable). The company has been doing some warranty replacements.

Personally, as a condition of sale, I'd require an alignment check by an independent shop. Out of spec rear alignment will accelerate tire wear and hurt MPG. Some feel it adversely affects the handling too. Which isn't stellar to begin with (super soft).

Old Mech has shown it's possible to DIY correct this issue, but it's still a pain in the butt on a new car. Check his thread (link above).
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