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Old 05-19-2020, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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F Truck - '77 Ford F100 2x4, single cab, lwb
90 day: 8.75 mpg (US)

Bombodore - '98 Holden Commodore Exec Wagon
90 day: 21.35 mpg (US)

Civic - '93 Honda Civic GL
90 day: 36.62 mpg (US)

Jim The Prius - '09 Toyota Prius
90 day: 36.66 mpg (US)
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Ok so after what seemed like an eternity searching for the right car i found this horrible yellow and green beast interstate, and promptly drove the Subaru there to buy it.

Unfortunately the week before someone had t-boned the Subaru and on the day I arrived interstate the registration expired so it was doomed for the scrap yard, but first I pulled off every piece of useful goodness I could unscrew, including the front light bar and lights:

I also fitted the DRLs, dashcam, various switches and wiring harnesses, and a bunch of other bits to the Prius before driving it back home.

The first tank netted me 5.52L/100km (42.6mpg) which was a massive improvement over the lifetime average of 11.5L/100km in the Subaru!

After arriving home i went through the process of getting the car inspected and new registration applied in my home state, which required the removal of my lights as they sat up past the arbitrary "front edge of the bonnet" measurement required and the bar which had edges that were deemed too sharp (and yet landrovers can run tyres, shovels and axes on top of their bonnet no worries?)

The next step was getting rid of that horrible colour scheme, i chose the Taubmans range of exterior house paint in low sheen "Sealord Grey"

2 days and around $100 later it was looking much less garish

Stay tuned for more adventures soon <3

(Posted in 2020) 2009 Prius Off Road project:

(Posted in 2012) 1977 F100 Project:
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