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Old 07-05-2010, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile As they say in the Middle East, Howdy.

My name is Saro. Long time fan of engineering of all sorts and was a proponent of unwasteful cars long before gas hit $5 / gallon. It's just sensible.

We currently own a 98 Corolla (a car I hate but can't get rid of) and just acquired an 09 Smart ForTwo Pure. Also have a number of motorcycles in the garage but nothing obscenely efficient. The best in our stable are the 500cc Buell singles which get anywhere from 55 - 70 mpgs - depending.

Anyway, just saying hi.

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Old 07-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, welcome to ecomodder, Assalamo Alaikum ,like they say in the middle East

P.S. what engine does the Smart have, NA or Turbo ? That car should be able of some nice high MPG's

P.S. 2 are you Armenian-American by any chance ?
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Our Smart is the US Spec 451 which is not available with a turbo. It's my wife's car and we just got it 3 weeks ago - so not really certain of where the mileage figures will wind up long term. Mileage figures for us have been something better than 37 or 38 MPG - almost completely highway and definitely going above 65 MPH and a tight engine. Really not much better than my Corolla (451 aero sucks) - except that we needed to get rid of the car she had before and get something inexpensive to own and operate. The Smart fit the bill. I actually enjoy driving it.

As far as ethnicity, I am Persian Armenian (if you know Armenians, you know there are a few flavors of Armenian). Moved to the states when I was 5. Been in some part of the Los Angeles area since.

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