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Old 10-07-2018, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile FS: Crazy low miles/kms Metros/Fireflies/Swifts -- Little old lady owners, driven to church on Sundays

Not mine!

I am going to use this thread to save for posterity the crazy low miles Metros/Fireflies that come up for sale every couple of months within 500 km (300 mi) of me. (Email alerts are great!)

These are the proverbial Little Old Lady cars that went to church on Sundays and to get groceries once during the week.

Provided these cars didn't sit where the tin worm could get at 'em from underneath, these could be great deals.

EG. this like-new '95 Firefly... WITH 13,000 KILOMETERS ON IT! (8k mi)






Wrong engine & trans, but remarkable that these barely driven little old lady econoboxes are still coming out of the woodwork here in the rust belt of the Great White North.








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1995 PONTIAC FIREFLY Hatchback - 13000 km ONLY

$2,600.00



Posted a day ago
Châteauguay, QC J6J3H3(


Wow! only 13000 km - 1 owner - Original paint - No rust - Like new


https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1355520934

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That's about 10kms or less a day?

What did she use it for, driving to the bathroom?
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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~1.5 km a day. (Made me do the math!)



Probably just used it to go down the lane to get the mail.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Price drop in aisle three!

Now asking $2150

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1355520934


What's a shiny like-new Metro shell worth?
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's an automatic, so its Ecomodder value is already lower.
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yup.


And it's got the Hellcat engine (1.3L) 2 strikes!
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Old 10-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1.3/auto? So it gets, what, 35mpg? Lol
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Yup.


And it's got the Hellcat engine (1.3L) 2 strikes!
You know you're an ecomodder when 1.3L is considered a Hellcat engine on a Metro.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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This thread has truly brightened my soggy day!
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Mine, too.

It's a Pontiac! You could topcoat it in black, add gold panel stripes and a screaming chicken on the hood.

And/or, hand it over to someone like Ben Nelson. https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...here-6706.html

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