Super Gay car that gets an UNREAL amount of mpg.

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  1. DevourTheDamned

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    you guys should all know that Geo Metro's, that gay ass 90's car that noone liked, book valued at like 1 grand, and going for 7k and up on eBay and craigslist because they get 50 MILES TO THE GALLON.
    its crazy, as soon as im able to sell this crappy ass intrepid i have, im getting one of these beasts.

    its ugly, not powerful, not fast, but DAMN will it save you some money!!

    check it out:
    eBay Motors: Geo : Metro (item 140235021118 end time May-28-08 18:10:55 PDT)
     
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    For 7k it won't save you as much money as you should :lol:

    1k tops... IF they're in perfect shape. But DAMN it puts a hybrid to shame...

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    According to 1992 Geo Metro Specs and Features - MSN Autos

    The LSi convertable won't get 50mpg. But the little hatchbacks will.
     
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    That thing is begging for a leaf blower turbo. :lol:
     
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    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    I'll keep spending money on something that won't fold up like an aluminum can in a 5mph accident, thanks. :lol:
     
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    haha, man, i could fit that in the trunk of my magnum
     
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    [action=keithb]has determined that the answer to rising gas prices is a motorcycle[/action]
     
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    ^i always thought that! When people asked me what my dream car was I'd always say "fuck that man, gas is too expensive" or "i'd prefer a motorbike tbh".

    Only downside would be breathing. >.> In a polluted city like Hong Kong, you'd choke to death on the car fumes. :lol:
     
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    How do you figure? Those are the EPA numbers, old inflated-style. I get a *real world* number of 48 in my Prius, and I know Darren beats me in his Smart by 2-3 mpg regularly.
     
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    Speaking of aluminum cans, I saw TWO smart cars today.

    Seriously, if you want a stupidly small car... Get a Yaris or Fit.
     
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    On the Geo I agree with you. However, small cars are not inherently unsafe, as the recent Smart crash tests prove.
     
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    No, that's not what I meant.

    I was just saying it's pulling off the huge MPG numbers without being a hybrid is all.

    Imagine if it was...
     
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    i'd still take my magnum in a head on collision thank you :D
     
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    I love America, 50mpg over here is pretty modest figures :squint:

    My car runs on 50 mpg, most small cars here do, and then anything running on Diesel gets that and more.
     
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    :agreed: They just took top marks in their crash test. :yesway:
     
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    It's not our fault, dude - there's not much for sale in our country that does that well because Detroit has decided that's not what we want. Actually, so has Japan and Korea, come to think of it... Myself, I consider myself lucky my Camry gets 29mpg on the highway. :/
     
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    I'd rather be in a 3 star SUV than a 5 star Smart.
    I'll give the smart credit, the roll cage is RIGID, but the shorter crumple zone makes it impact harder.

    I wouldn't want to be in ANY car accident, but I certainly would be safer in something bigger.
     
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    C&D's numbers for the ForTwo weren't as high as I expected, actually. I don't recall what they were offhand, but I'll recheck them tonight.
     
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    What are you driving that gets 50mpg?
     
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    I think the point is more that the Smart is about the SIZE of the crumple zone on a bigger car, so the fact it doesn't fold-up-like-a-ball-of-aluminum-foil speaks to it's size vs. safety.

    Will the cabin hold up better in a Smart than a Lincoln Continental, in front end collision? Probably not, but at least you'll have a similar chance of surviving either.
     

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