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Old 07-27-2018, 02:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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An '04 era Saturn Ion with the tall 5 speed manual. I drove one I considered buying. Great gearing. If you get the suicide door coupe you woukd have a unique vehicle. Also, a sixth gen Civic with the five speed, especially the CX or the DX HATCH (not coupe) will come with the same gearing as the famous HX but without the added lean burn complexity. The older lean burn cars are proving hard to maintain fully operational in high miles and beat up examples.
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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