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Old 10-08-2009, 10:06 AM   #21 (permalink)
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That thing looks like somebody took the HonDA Insight-II nose, and squished the "H" logo a little.

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Old 10-08-2009, 02:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Aspire is also a re-badged Kia. Not flashy, not aerodynamic, but a very dependable econobox- and it is *blue*!!!
By looking at it I'd think it would have a better Cd than it does (0.36). I've always liked the shape of aspires - they look like they should have better aero than metro 2-doors, but they don't. Hmph. Festiva/aspire is still a pretty good base - lots of cheap and easy-to-find parts.
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Does oil count as a lower friction component? They possibly just used low viscosity synthetic oil in it for the tests. It would explain the vague reference which smells of empty PR jargon.
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They already were recommending 5w20 for the previous MY.

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