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Old 11-16-2019, 09:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Yup, the Euro final drive is badly needed. But I'll probably just go with larger diameter wheels/LRR tires instead (I already have some "in stock" ).

Originally Posted by Gasoline Fumes View Post
Took the right mirror off already? I'm still driving the Insight with two outside mirrors! I'm too lazy to figure out how to fill the openings.
Good eye! I didn't even bother filling the opening for the drive back from Toronto, but I will eventually. Tim designed a 3D-printable mirror blank. But I have to put it back on for my safety inspection this week anyway.

Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy View Post
Will this be a winter beater flipper, or a keeper?
It could go either way. I'm sure I could make ~$1k on it once it's tidied up, which is mighty tempting. But not before next fall.

Plus, I actually would prefer a base model. Less crap to go wrong down the road, and it's lighter! So I'll continue to keep me eyes open. There have been a couple of reasonably good deals on base models around here in the last 6 months or so. In another 6-12 months, there'll be even more.
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