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Old 09-30-2008, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm Gary
I was driving a 1/2 ton Chevy z-71 4x4 burning through 22gal a week just getting back and forth to work. Gas started going up so I went shopping and bought a 96 Geo Metro. I figured it out and at $3.00 per gal I'm saving about $50.00 per week. I now use less then 6 gal a week. I am so glad I bought this car. I'll probably still have to drive the truck in the snow this winter but I figure for what I paid for the car it will pay for itself in less than a year. I'll do some modding this winter.

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Old 09-30-2008, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM

Good to see another KC'er on the boards...

Wise choice on the Metro -- the math often does add up to drive a more fuel efficient vehicle.

Depending on your drive, the Metro should get you around pretty good in the Winter.

Enjoy the site...

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello everyone
I'm Gary
I was driving a 1/2 ton Chevy z-71 4x4 burning through 22gal a week just getting back and forth to work. Gas started going up so I went shopping and bought a 96 Geo Metro. I figured it out and at $3.00 per gal I'm saving about $50.00 per week. I now use less then 6 gal a week. I am so glad I bought this car. I'll probably still have to drive the truck in the snow this winter but I figure for what I paid for the car it will pay for itself in less than a year. I'll do some modding this winter.
Excellent. My 4x4 Ranger is in the same situation. I used to drive it 10-15,000 miles per year; now it's less than 4,000. As a side benefit, it will last a lot longer and be available when I actually need it (hauling, getting out in the snow.)
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Quite the switch! Do you have any instrumentation yet?

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Old 09-30-2008, 11:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. You chose the right vehicle
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcome
I don't have any Insturmentation yet but my B-day is in 14 days. My wife has the list. LOL
I'm not so worried about the metro getting around in the snow as I am someone else sliding into it. My truck is one big dent so I don't care if someone hits it.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. Good choice of vehicle, and you're already doing pretty well with it too!

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