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Old 01-13-2008, 12:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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I bought it about a week ago, used, out in the country from a private seller.

I was looking for a useful utility vehicle that I could also get decent fuel economy. I always thought that if I ever got a pickup, it would have to be a very small one.

I thought it was a tossup between a Ford Ranger and a Chevy S10, both with the small 4 cylinder engine and manual transmission.

I started looking around on Craigslist a few weeks ago for an S10 at a decent price. The one that I bought had less miles on it that some others for sale and not a super-pretty body, but easy to do a little painting on. So I was able to get a pretty good price on it.

It also takes the same oil filter as my wife's Pontiac Sunfire.
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