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Old 06-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ugh. Went to insert an image, and switching tabs erased EVERYRHING I wrote. It sure would be nice to have an Ecomodder application...hint.

Basics of what I wrote out: we should make a thread about the cool car experiences we have, specifically oriented towards meeting cool cars and their owners. Sure, we spot them in the wild, but we all have cool stories on meeting our local heroes.

Coming back from getting my new little puppy dog, we stopped at a fuel station just inside Ohio.

Puppy dawg! (Pronounced like a 6 year old, not like a hoodlum)

And as I was crossing to go to the grass, a G1 Insight rolled in. I can't believe they stopped and talked to me as I literally pointed at them and jumped up and down- but they had a small mouse creature with them (a dog smaller than a football), and we took some pictures with the two.

They are big Insighters, but they don't ecomod or hypermile, in any sense. She loved it because she got 40 MPG in it. Either the car was missing a tire and I didn't realize, or driving technique was low on her list...regardless, she was very nice. I hate to say the only time I spent more than 20 minutes at fuel station was a random encounter with a stranger...lol


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Insight - 82.91966 mpg (US) over 818.5 miles.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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WOW. Big puppy.

Similar: I met a new Mirage owner recently, and she was also very friendly and eager to tell me how much she liked her car. Mostly because it's green. The colour green. And it gets good gas mileage "going 75 mph." She wasn't even completely sure who manufactured the car.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My best meeting in fuel stations and car parks was when i was driving my toyota dolphin motorhome. Very very rare in uk. Should charge them to look then i can finish renovating and fill tank to drive it. Other motorhome drivers try to wave me down to have a look. Hazard of driving a uninque vehicle with bling etc etc. Still like driving it even though mpg is 18. Find traffic moves out of way in towns. Bull bars and 21ft long and 3 tons of weight probably help.:-)

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