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Old 06-14-2019, 09:47 AM   #15 (permalink)
Shaneajanderson
Redneck Ecomodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Dakota
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Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
90 day: 22.68 mpg (US)

Red Rocket - '92 Geo Metro Base
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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
Oh, don't get me wrong on this, I love driving back roads with hills and turns and such, especially going downhill leaving the car in 2nd and just riding the curves. It's the long, extended uphill climbs on the interstate that bug me a bit lol. Virginia has some really pretty hilly back roads with gorgeous scenery.

The Geo would probably be more fun through the twisties than a large Caravan; my Insight is probably pretty comparable to your Metro int terms of handling, and although it's no Civic or Miata, it is definitely more fun through the curves than a Prius or minivan on the same road.

Have you taken any longer drives in the Metro yet?
A two and a half hour drive up to our church camp. Anywhere further than that I go with my family so we take the van instead. My Geo exists solely for the sake of my commute, the 1 or 2 trips a year I take elsewhere having it is just a bonus. I always used to just drive my pickup on those trips because I couldn't justify the extra $500 a year in costs to have a car to save me $40 in gas.
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