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Posted Tuesday, September 13/05 in Driving efficiently
After claiming yesterday that I could regularly beat the EPA ratings in my old Honda Accord EX, I looked it up just to confirm.
In summertime highway driving, I regularly got 40 mpg US (5.9 L/100km, or 48 mpg IMP).
That's beating the EPA estimate by 18%.
Posted Monday, September 12/05 in Suzukiclone info
Just got back from a weekend away, having put around 750 km on the car over a couple of days. Ideal conditions were had for a high mpg run: warm temperatures (25 C), calm winds, relaxed highway driving (95 km/h average).
Posted Wednesday, September 7/05 in Suzukiclone info
When this car was new, it was the cheapest car for sale in the Canadian market (the U.S. had the bottom-feeding Yugo for a few years).
And my particular car is the cheapest of the cheap, with absolutely no optional equipment. No power steering. No tachometer. No rear wiper. No privacy cover under the hatchback (I made one). No remote hatch or fuel door release. There isn't even a trip odometer.
How cheap is it? It's so cheap, only the driver's door gets a switch to turn the interior light on when the door is opened. The passenger side has a hole where the switch should go, but there's just a blank in its place.
But is cheap bad? Depends what you mean by bad.
Posted Tuesday, September 6/05 in General
I've been interested in fuel-efficiency for some time. So this spring when it came time to replace my 16 year old Honda Accord, I decided to put my money where my interests were and try one of the Suzuki clones.
I turned to the Internet to find out if they're any good ... and didn't really find what I was looking for.
So I built a web site instead.
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