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Old 06-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Took possession of the car today. Will be getting the title in a couple days.

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:58 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Dude! That's a cool little car! I am glad you bought it.
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:26 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Yea I finally got the title yesterday and signed it. Cant do anything with it until at least monday of course though. 12 hour shifts suck.

Got front brakes done, the car stops respectably now. Still needs rears.

Also got 175/80/13's on the back from a metro and 155/80/13's on the front from a swift. Ive never seen a metro with 175's, especially H rated tires.
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Old 06-22-2008, 02:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ahh, too bad you already did brakes. I was thinking since they were shot, Ive heard that the Aspire has larger brakes and can be easily swapped on for better stopping power, and if the wheel bearings are larger then they would probably get eaten less.

Great find. Itd have been gone in an instant here. Last year there was a 92 or so Metro (not even xfi) that looked like it has been rolled onto its passenger side, and it sold for $1200 in less than a week. Of course finding a cheap used car is a thing of the past anymore, since the scrapyards are advertising that theyll give you $350 for a car you bring in with title, $300 if they pick it up.
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:32 PM   #25 (permalink)
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To use aspire brakes you have to get the hubs and all that jazz from an aspire, and I didnt have the time or want to dig around the junkyard for that. All the aspires I seen had their front ends gutted anyway. I shouldnt need too much stopping power anyway driving for mpg.

Anyway, topped it off today, 38.05 mpg not even trying. That includes all the screwing around with the car and driving it around the back yard and such. It needs a tuneup, alignment, and oil change really bad.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:27 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Yeah EPA revised ratings are screwed up. The revised ratings for my car were like 29 city and 32 highway. haha! I went with the old ratings when I set my ecomodder signature up.

Good luck with the ol' festiva, it looks like a fun car!
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I would just use the new ratings for your car profiles. It IS the EPAs rating after all, and it also looks more impressive cause you will be more percent over the epa number

Anyway, second tank, almost 43 mpg. Impressive, almost 5 mpg increase. I didnt even have the tuneup until over halfway through the tank. Got new rear brakes and wheel bearings. Still needs front end work and aligned.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:58 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I bought a base 1990 Festiva (5 speed) new with absolutely no options on it. I had to install an antenna and stereo to make long trips bearable. If I remember correctly, I got about 38 mpg around town and 42 mpg during interstate cruising. Fairly comfy and smooth for the size, although it bore an eerie resemblance to the family car in "Calvin and Hobbes". Nice car for the price! Good luck fixing up yours, bhazard!
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:19 PM   #29 (permalink)
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loved my aspire and i had a few freinds that had festivas that just would not die.. one of my high school buddies just thrashed his festiva any time he drove it it was balls to the wall and he finally just got rid of it as a trade in.. he wishes he still had that car now.

The other friend was a older guy he had a couple of them and loved them.. his words were "there the most fun and economical heated go kart he has ever driven"

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