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Old 11-27-2007, 12:11 PM   #256 (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: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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01-17-2007, 06:58 Pm

You've got a point. And in this day and age, you'd be hard pressed to get 4 adults in that Metro without exceeding its 695lb weight rating! Never mind any luggage. (I wonder if the GVWR changed when they switched to the Blackfly's body style - I've never looked.)

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So this evening I made up 4 cardboard boxes - "battery mockups". Easier to monkey around with these under the hood to figure out placement and rack options than with the real things. I've seen a few people do this.
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