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Old 09-23-2019, 01:45 AM   #751 (permalink)
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No info on that corolla regarding engine. I don't know what engines the US spec corolla uses, but anyway, if it's the 1.6vvt-i, be cautious. They have a tendency to be oil burners.
Seem to have problems with piston rings IIRC.

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Old 09-26-2019, 12:34 PM   #752 (permalink)
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$600 for a pair of diesel Smart Fortwos

The ridiculously efficient diesel engine was forbidden fruit to those of you south of the 49th...




I had a chance to drive one of these a few years back:




Slowest car I've ever driven, yet still entertaining (al fresco component had a lot to do with that).



Also ridiculously efficient: Test drive: Smart Fortwo diesel cabriolet - saw 67 mpg US (in 100% city driving)


Highway rating is: 4.7 L/100 km (51 mpg US)

Ad says they're parts cars, but one is complete:


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Old 09-26-2019, 12:36 PM   #753 (permalink)
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1. I presented it weirdly, but I got my Accord running again! I tested the basic stuff and everything looked good. I was testing random stuff and apparently caused the problems that I mentioned, but swapped in a part off of the Civic, and the misfires went away.

I was confused -- I knew it was your car though!
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:12 PM   #754 (permalink)
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The ridiculously efficient diesel engine was forbidden fruit to those of you south of the 49th...




I had a chance to drive one of these a few years back:




Slowest car I've ever driven, yet still entertaining (al fresco component had a lot to do with that).



Also ridiculously efficient: Test drive: Smart Fortwo diesel cabriolet - saw 67 mpg US (in 100% city driving)


Highway rating is: 4.7 L/100 km (51 mpg US)

Ad says they're parts cars, but one is complete:
I understand the gasoline versions are ridiculously unreliable. Is this true of the diesel as well?
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Old 09-26-2019, 01:26 PM   #755 (permalink)
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The diesel was supposedly OK, provided you followed a careful maintenance routine.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:57 AM   #756 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:48 AM   #757 (permalink)
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:52 PM   #758 (permalink)
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2001 manual Insight with 225,000 miles and dead IMA that looks like pink crap in Phoenix for $700





Someone posted this car, not on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, or OfferUp, but in North American G1 Insighters, a private Facebook group, but they will let anyone in, even me!

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My daughter is selling this 2001 manual trans, I think it has 225k miles. My daughter has driven it from Phoenix to San Diego a few times with out any issues.
Looks like crap but still gets about 50mpg with a bad IMA. Has ac but no clue if it work because the blower motor is bad.
Iím thinking $700. Fix it up or use it for parts.
Come buy it and drive it home.
Someone: "Was it repainted white!? Iíve always wanted a white Insight."
Seller: "Pink"
Nobody wants a pink Insight!

It is not in Phoenix, but the town of Maricopa "44 minutes" south. One of the last towns before Maricopa is Guadalupe, which is technically southeast Phoenix. I used to have a client there, right off of the freeway. On a good day it took forty-five minutes to get to my client in Maricopa.

Google says they are only 34 minutes apart, but I was never able to get there that fast.

"We are selling because I expect to be moving back to Alaska and Iím giving [keeping?] my insight so weíre selling hers."

Are they moving to Alaska just to get out of Maricopa?
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:59 PM   #759 (permalink)
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Needs a bit of work, but could be a fun project if nothing is wrong mechanically. IMA issues aren't a problem if you just delete the IMA.

Too much white though; they even repainted the trim white lol.

Pink? I saw that in the group and I'm not exactly sure what he means. That Insight certainly isn't pink!
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:04 PM   #760 (permalink)
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I thought your Accord was perfect now! Also: it's hard to see the pink in that paint (for me).

Now, the 2014/15 Mirage was way more pink... they called it plasma purple for some reason.



I keep waiting for a super cheap one to turn up because the colour may make it harder to sell. Mitsu dropped that colour and also the radioactive snot green (the one I really want).

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Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



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