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Old 04-18-2014, 12:48 AM   #491 (permalink)
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This is my former coworkers car who moved. I give to you a Ford Escort......5 speed.......DIESEL!!!!!!! Check out those funky looking wheels and the body is so clean and rust free! He said he get mid 50's mpg. Practically got it free from a family member with about 120,000 miles. And i did ask about buying it from him. nope.


Small boxy '80s station wagon - check
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Diesel - check

I think this is my new favorite car in this thread!

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #492 (permalink)
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Hyundai HB20 fitted with a 3-cyl 1.0L engine...


Also available with a sedan body (still available with the 3-pot)


Volkswagen Fox BlueMotion


Altough the base engine for the Fox was a 4-cyl 1.0L, the earlier BlueMotions used the 1.6L one. Current version uses a 3-cyl 1.0L.

Subaru Vivio, with a 660cc 3-cyl engine.


This one doesn't require an introduction...


Early Brazilian Opel Corsa B with mismatching hubcaps

Instead of the 3-cyl engine used in the entry-level versions of its European equivalent, the Brazilian version had only 4-cylinder engines...

Suzuki Jimny


Agrale 1600D, fitted with a 2.9L 3-cyl Diesel (67hp)
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Friday night I had left the grocery store and was on my way to the gas station (record tank, BTW) when I passed a bicycle that had a 1 gallon gas can strapped over the rear tire. 'Tis the season for firing up the riding mower to haul crap around the yard, so I didn't think much of it.

When I was pumping gas, the cyclist coasted up, propped it on the other side of the pump and went into the store. It still made sense as a small gas run, but something about the bike hadn't looked quite right. Then a couple came outside and made right for it- they had apparently been startled by him asking for "$3.53 on pump five" and got from him that he had put a motor on it.

I couldn't hang around, but he said he had thought about it for a while, then got the parts and slapped it together in an afternoon.

Nice ride.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 04-21-2014, 06:59 PM   #494 (permalink)
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These engines are known in Uruguay as "mosquito". I've even bought one a few years ago but never installed it into any bicycle...
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:08 PM   #495 (permalink)
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Yesterday I went to Rivera, an Uruguayan city which borders Brazil, to buy the mothers' day gifts, get drunk, eat some good Uruguayan beef, look at those newer econoboxes they're getting (lots of Indian-made Suzuki cars there, including those with a 3cyl 800cc engine), and I even saw a 3-wheel mini truck.


Since it has a real steering wheel, and in Uruguay it's registered as a car (it would only be legally a motorcycle there if it had a handlebar instead), it might qualify as an eco-car
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:56 PM   #496 (permalink)
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Wow - Chinese or Indian?

Top Gear would have fun with a car like that. They could put it up against the Reliant Robin in a slalom race!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #498 (permalink)
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:21 PM   #500 (permalink)
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These guys from Top Gear are always mocking the Robin, but it's not really that bad. They usually put some weights to make it roll over more easily.

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