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Old 07-27-2009, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

This is NOT the place I would expect to find myself. I am a card carrying agressive driver. By neccessity I have purchased a 96 Geo Metro since I moved further away from my job instead of closer. My daily round trip is 262 miles if I don't make any side trips. Like that happens often.

Currently I am just trying to get HighTop, as it has been nick named, to run well.

I look forward to changing my driving habits.
I have already learned quite a bit from reading here.

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, that is a crazy commute. All highway? I would aeromod the heck out of that sucker.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! I feel your commuting pain on a much much smaller scale (75 total miles for me). Your Metro has a lot of friends here. Like everyone else says, aeromods are the way to go for you.

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Old 07-27-2009, 08:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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woah. Are you serious? Do you drive this daily? Well, you do have one of the best cars out there for mpg. Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM.

Wow, thats an amazing amount of miles to travel daily. Do you ever get any free time to do stuff you like? That has to be hours of travel...
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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HighTop - '96 Geo Metro G13 Auto
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Free Time

Yes I have about 4 1/2 hours of FREE time while I drive each day....

Well at least I only have to wait about 24 hrs to see how a change on the car affects my mileage.

Scanguage II on order, Vacuum Guage went in this morning & Cruise Control will be finished this weekend.

I was thinking about a belly pan, and after reading 5th generation civic hatchback, Pizza pan hubcaps and rear wheel skirts. I was trying to come up with a way to create an inflatable Boat Tail also.
We shall see.

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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haha, just checked your fuel log. 2 days, 2 fill ups, that's crazy!
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:46 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You definitely came to the right place...and you have plenty of inspiration on this site with all the Metros here. Best of luck...can't wait to see your fuel log filling up with improving tanks!
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Seems to be a trend going on here. Why are all of the new jobs so far away from work?
My commute is ~108 round trip. Get a car pool buddy. Makes the time go by faster. This is exactly how I found this way cool site which lead me to my car.

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