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Old 05-14-2008, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everybody, I'm Mitchell and I'm 19 years old. I just wanted to say hello, and thanks for letting me be apart of the site. I have been lurking and gaining knowledge for the past few months, and decided to show myself. I hope to gain knowledge and friends while here and hopefully be able to help out when I can. I drive a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that get gets about 20/25 mpg, also a 1982 Suzuki FA-50 moped that I hope to get running for the summer months. If anyone has any good suggestions about the moped please share. As for the car, I will be selling it soon and getting an older prius or civic hybrid, hopefully. Again, thanks for the site and letting me be apart.

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Mitchell -

A moped and a hybrid would be a fun 2 vehicle fleet. Keep us posted on the hybrid hunt!

I'm hoping Ryland sees this thread because he's our resident moped/scooter expert and can probably offer some tips there. I'd go ahead and ask specific questions that you're looking to get answered for that.

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! Do you have any ambition to work on the current car or are you going to wait it for for the hybrid?

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome. What part of the country you live in? Do you get to ride the scooter much or do you live where the weather is harsh a lot of the year?
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I live in Tennessee, so I will be able to ride the scooter a lot if I get it working. As for the Hybrid hunt, I found a Honda Insight at a junk yard about an hour away, I emailed the owned last night, so I'm hoping he emails me back and tells me if it's still there. I will post updates as the story unfolds, wish me luck!
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Hello and welcome to the site. Both the Prius and Civic hybrid are amazing vehicles capable of 60+ mpg when driven properly. Good choice of cars.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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slyhippo -

Welcome to EM! Restoring an Insight will be a great project. Crossing my fingers it's still for sale.

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So I called today and the Honda Insight I so desperately wanted had already sold However, tonight I did stumble across a 1991 Honda Civic 2 Door Hatchback in very very nice physical condition with 169,865 miles on it for $1,900. Does anyone know anything about this year/make of Civic? And does it sound like a good deal?
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I am also hot on a 1995 Metro hatchback right now. It is a little high in price i think, but appears to be really nice. It has 114,000 miles on it and they guy want 2900$ for it. I am hoping I can get him to come down on it.

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