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Old 02-01-2008, 09:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Ryland! Awesome project vehicle.

I hope you don't mind I edited your first post to add a pic of the car.

The cheapest golf cart batteries I've heard of are available at Sam's Club. We don't have that store here in Canada, but there are enough references to their batteries on the EVDL that it came to mind right away.

We're talking like $60 per. I can't tell you the AH rating, but I can tell you the yodas on the list warn people that they're probably not going to be very durable batts.

I take it you know all about the Yahoo C-Car group? Good resource there.

I probably would have bought one of these cars if they were available here. The C-Cars are the spiritual predecessor of the ForkenSwift.
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