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Old 06-26-2019, 07:42 PM   #623 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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I just looked at and drove that Fit. The earlier 'purchaser' couldn't come up with the funds.

It's a little rough around the edges, and the rockers have already had grandpa-quality rust repairs below the forward edge of the rear wheel wells. Fiberglass and bondo.

But it ran decently. Tight and no rattles. Clutch felt OK. There's a stumble in the engine at low RPM at anything more than low load, which the guy says is the crank position sensor.

I said if he'd let me take it to my mechanic for a quick inspection tomorrow AM and he gives me the thumbs-up, I'll take it.
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