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  1. Good blog post, Subcompact Culture! That...

    Good blog post, Subcompact Culture!



    That should be such common sense, and is a base truth to me. Guess that's my 3/8th of german ancestry talking :) . If you can't buy with cash it is simply...
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    Sticky: Having 6k miles driven in 4 months total, and...

    Having 6k miles driven in 4 months total, and garaged the rest of it's life I doubt it's dirty. Unless there's a mouse nest like mentioned, though I never smelled mouse in it.

    I'll be sure to...
  3. Around 130 ft lbs is my guess.

    Around 130 ft lbs is my guess.
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    Sticky: You know I like that idea. The thick key was a...

    You know I like that idea. The thick key was a gripe of mine and out of habit unlocked the doors manually anyway usually. Once I get driving it again I'll keep my $4 metal key on my keychain and do...
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    Wow that's sad. If I was to buy another in the...

    Wow that's sad. If I was to buy another in the future I think I'd get a Purple 17 G4 like that. The Sapphire blue is a nice color though :) .
  6. As I cling to my old Symbian OS smartphone I just...

    As I cling to my old Symbian OS smartphone I just assumed it wouldn't work for me. I can set it to mass storage mode which would make it functionally a thumb drive.

    Bigger question is why bother...
  7. Want to meet up and go for a drive with me? I got...

    Want to meet up and go for a drive with me? I got 54 avg without extreme measures or aeromodding. Even driving faster getting you to 45 should be easy.
  8. Thread: Greetings!

    by MacClyver
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    Welcome Rakista! Did you custom order it or is...

    Welcome Rakista!

    Did you custom order it or is this one off the lot? What color and options are you getting on it?
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    Well seeing as Flickr has a 1000 photo limit I...

    Well seeing as Flickr has a 1000 photo limit I just might have to edit old posts to host them here then. :)
  10. Sorry bzacon it's LONG gone. The sunday two days...

    Sorry bzacon it's LONG gone. The sunday two days after I had made the prior post I double checked it it was there, and they had removed it already. I wish it was there, I could personally use some...
  11. If I have to cycle my wipers more than once...

    If I have to cycle my wipers more than once running lights come on.
    Headlights come on once I hit the minimum intermittent interval, assuming in daytime.

    IMO, based on your pic I'd have running...
  12. A physical throttle cable and manual steering...

    A physical throttle cable and manual steering would be my top two picks!
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    The Mirage is a fine car. I think my old Metros...

    The Mirage is a fine car. I think my old Metros are more enjoyable and are just as reliable and fuel efficient. But for new cars offered today the Mirage does stand out as a top pick for sure.

    If...
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    The Geo Prizm is clearly a compact. The G4 is...

    The Geo Prizm is clearly a compact.

    The G4 is 3 inches shorter and 1 inch more narrow yet is a subcompact.

    Unless the cutoff is 66x170 inches just above the size of the G4 or something that...
  15. Mark, well I started off as always by hand....

    Mark, well I started off as always by hand. Continued struggling with it for an hour. Note this one one of the old style grippy textured yellow Purolators. Could not get it from top or bottom. In...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48372650207_8d3efb01ac_k.jpg

    Last weekend it got parked up in my parents huge garage. It was fun but now it's time to enjoy me some Metro's!

    There it'll sit...
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    13.6 miles (21.9km) each way. County highway...

    13.6 miles (21.9km) each way. County highway almost entire route, 20 or so stop lights, but being the bigger road most are biased towards green.
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    Doesn't have to be that ideal, I once drove a...

    Doesn't have to be that ideal, I once drove a Prizm about 6 miles in city late at night. It was rated 27/37 and without really trying I got a trip of 50 as seen by a scangauge. Similar distance and...
  19. Thread: Fan

    by MacClyver
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    The radiator fan? If the car is at temp not that...

    The radiator fan? If the car is at temp not that surprising, but I haven't noticed this personally. Just a shot in the dark maybe the thermostat signal has weak connections somewhere and fluctuates...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/4367/36834055016_68cb413b24_c.jpg
    95 Metro LSi Hatch, still own, First car that was truly mine, had my stallfest with it learning to drive manual. Since it had a dead...
  21. I'm heading to Niagara Falls this summer...

    I'm heading to Niagara Falls this summer possibly. Rockford IL to London ON wouldn't be much out the way. If shipping is outrageous let me know
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    MetroMPG, Mark and Fummins: Thanks! It's been 11...

    MetroMPG, Mark and Fummins: Thanks! It's been 11 months now, and my parents moved 3 months after me(kinda the reason I had to move out myself)
    ...
  23. Scratchpaddy: I had not seen that, will be good...

    Scratchpaddy: I had not seen that, will be good to know.

    Fummins: I discovered how to one piece remove the dash on my metros :) . Not necessarily easier to remove but it makes it so much easier to...
  24. Some countries are pledging to ban gasoline and...

    Some countries are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel in the next 10 years. While that'll reduce demand it also reduces the economy of scale of the oil industry. Oil Producing nations see this...
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    Exactly! Regardless of how good or bad a...

    Exactly!

    Regardless of how good or bad a interest rate is: it is still money thrown at the bank(down the drain). I grew up lower middle class, you know decent life no money worries necessarily but...
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