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Old 10-02-2008, 07:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Briggsdale, Colorado
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Wildfire - '96 Ford Bronco XL
90 day: 14.88 mpg (US)

Blackford - '96 Ford Bronco XLT
90 day: 20.26 mpg (US)

Y2k - '00 Honda Insight
Gen-1 Insights
Team Honda
90 day: 73.98 mpg (US)

Redford V10 - '01 Ford F250 Lariat
90 day: 15.64 mpg (US)

FireFly - '00 Honda Insight DX
90 day: 69.43 mpg (US)

LittleRed - '00 Honda Insight
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I had to buy a JDM motor 3 months after buying this car. The JDM motor cost $295 at the time/plus shipping. The JDM paid for itself in gas savings alone in 6 weeks. The car paid for itself in 10 months. That JDM is running strong and getting 60mpg after 40k miles. I never used a service manual to replace the motor - it's that simple. And believe me, I am no mechanic.

If you find a Metro with a broke motor, just replace it with a JDM, and happy motoring. I think they are running $395 these days. WELL worth the investment. It's pretty easy to salvage these and get them back on the road. Hmmm...sounds like a money-making opportunity...
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