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Old 12-23-2009, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce my self. I live Southern Ontario, Canada and drive a 09 Vibe ( aka Matrix ) during the cooler months. It is a 2.4 liter with a stick shift and very good on long trips to Florida.
My normal mode of transportation is a Kawasaki W650 which has been put away now the snow is here.
My wife's car is a 03 Cooper S, stick shift which is a great city car plus it goes like a bat out of hell.
I am hoping to pick up some Ecomod tips from this site.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. The Matrix is a pretty capable car. I loved the mileage mine got in combination with the hauling room.

For mod ideas you can take a look at what I did to mine. The key though is driving style.

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Old 12-23-2009, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! The Vibe's been one of my favorite MP(ractical interior volume)G machines for years.

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Old 12-23-2009, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I really like the mini cooper s.....does bmw own them/make them?
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I really like the mini cooper s.....does bmw own them/make them?
Yup, they are made in England by BMW. A very strong and safe car, and reliable.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Stick shifts are fun.
Hi, yes we both taught to drive in England many years ago and there was no such thing as a automatic then. We both do not like driving Automatics. I guess it's stick what you are use to.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm also new and own a 2007 mini cooper s in blue with a white stripe. I will post pics later on. Yes Mini used to be 100% british but is now owned by BMW who in my opinion have done a great job with it. In my opinion stick is the only way to drive!

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