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Old 04-21-2015, 09:30 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Now thats funny, right there. I just had to explain that my wheel covers don't hurt braking because I don't use them much.

If I weren't so tall and fat and ...well, I like the car. Your mileage may vary, as they say, but that is a pretty good package and gets way better than mine. Is that mileage envy?

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Old 04-21-2015, 11:09 AM   #62 (permalink)
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You might be surprised by how much space the Fit has. It's like a bigger car inside. My brother in law has a Mazda 3, officially a size bigger than the Fit, but it's more cramped inside.

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Sometimes necessary. For example, going home I have a downhill hairpin with max speed ~30 mph (squealing tires) on a hill that puts me above 40 mph.
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Old 06-17-2016, 07:03 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Checking in to see how active you still are with this car. Was telling a newcomer about your P&G technique and noticed you have not been active for months. Hope all is well. Bring back the Pale Driver!
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Old 06-20-2016, 10:44 AM   #64 (permalink)
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I'm here. Just quiet.

My belly pan got saggy and had to come off until I have time for a better design. Grille block is out for summer. I'm stock except wheels and tires and scangauge.

I moved and my new commute is more challenging for mpg. More busy 2-lane roads so I'm faster and holding speed more on those stretches. It's shorter though, at about 5 miles each way, so overall gas usage is down.

And I didn't realize my mileage log was out of date. Fixed now.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:27 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Good. I went quiet recently too, just not as quiet. I'm doing a lot of maintain and mod work on my Civic this month. Will update soon.

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My belly pan got saggy and had to come off until I have time for a better design.
I was never able to complete mine because I have never been able to solve a persistent oil leak. Just changed the front main seal as part of this month's list. I hope that solves it. Then maybe I will complete the underbody mods. My hesitation is that part of my partially installed underbody structure began to fail, without weight on them yet. Gave me a yikesmoment when I discovered it. No harm done. I look over the car frequently for signs of trouble. Caught it early.

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I moved and my new commute is more challenging for mpg. More busy 2-lane roads so I'm faster and holding speed more on those stretches. It's shorter though, at about 5 miles each way, so overall gas usage is down.
That is great right? Not just gas but wear on car and time saved. My e-bike has shaved over 2100 miles off my car in the last year. If my daughter could get herself to school, I'd use the car even less... but I'd miss the one-on-one time too.

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And I didn't realize my mileage log was out of date. Fixed now.
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:45 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Ugh about your mystery leaks. That's a right pain.

I saw my old Civic just this weekend. She has a couple new dents and a missing trim piece but nothing major. Cleaner than I kept her. Based on the years I expect the odometer is near 250k now.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:39 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Did you sell it to someone you know? It's probably good to see it's being looked after, more or less.
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:57 AM   #68 (permalink)
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No, I think my Civic has changed hands a couple times since I sold it. It was at a public laundromat this time. I guess that's the expected demographics for a 20-year-old car.

I really miss that car. I knew even before selling it, it would be the one that got away. I knew there was more life left in it, and I'm satisfied to now know that was true and it fulfilled that. NOW I'm ok with whatever happens.

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