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Old 03-28-2010, 06:13 PM   #955
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Wow, pretty impressive run. Really, 350K? I can't believe a Suzuki could go that far. They are usually short lived junk.
Not in my experience. But I'm not really familiar with current Suzuki products. The Sprint was made back before anyone in the US had ever actually heard of a Suzuki car. GM cloaked it under their then-respected brand name. But it was a far higher quality car than the crap GM made at the time. Although it was $5000 new, I've always found it to be top quality. The only notable trade-offs being a couple of issues when it comes to some questionable decisions they made regarding weight savings. (e.g. the light-weight, non-vented, front brake rotor design. I have to be judicious in my brake use and selection of transmission gear when descending mountains... which is something I do a lot of.) Building a car that gets 60+ mpg at 55 mph is an engineering challenge even in 2010... let alone back in 1988.

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And you still trust it to go out in the middle of nowhere? Brave.
Between mid-August and mid-February, I drove it 29,000 miles, mostly "in the middle of nowhere".

When I first got it in 1992 (with 77,432 miles on the clock) the Sprint was my "Auntie Mame": It opened doors for me; Doors I never dreamed existed.

And it's still opening doors for me, all these years later. ;-)

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Old 03-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #956
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Cool.

So you really get 60 mpg? Impressive.

The reason today's economy car's don't achieve this is because, well, they're bigger. They're heavier, more powerful, ect. They're filled with much more features, safety equipment, ect. This is just what the market demands.

The '88 Sprint is basically a metal 3-cylinder shell with wheels. Hence 60 mpg.
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:46 PM   #957
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So you really get 60 mpg? Impressive.
60+ mpg at 55 mph.
About 53 mpg at 65 mph.

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The '88 Sprint is basically a metal 3-cylinder shell with wheels. Hence 60 mpg.
No other car of the period, including other, non-Metro, Sprints could come close to its fuel economy. Please do note that it's a Sprint "Metro" and not jut a Sprint. There were a number of cool engineering differences. ;-) The current Prius can't match it on the highway.

The Sprint's driver's seat is significantly more comfortable than my Yaris'. It's a remarkably comfortable 3 cylinder shell with wheels. And I've already run into situations where the Sprint could have easily handled cargo that I had difficulty fitting into the Yaris (Sedan).

The Yaris is quieter, however. And has a smoother ride. Definitely a more refined car in many ways.

I've driven the Sprint 260,000+ miles and am just as alive as I was when I started. No Accidents. The Yaris has yet to prove itself in that respect. The Sprint affords me pretty much complete visibility in any direction. The Yaris, I'm still getting used to. All its blind spots make me antsy. Although one of my motivations for buying the Yaris was safety, I currently still feel more safe and secure in my Sprint.

But that's the sort of thing that needs to be given some more time.

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:52 PM   #958
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Here it is with the rally spoiler which got put on today At Charlies Garage in Boulder. Charlie and Jake are in the photo.
Couldnīt get any hotter...love the wrc spoiler!!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 10:19 PM   #959
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Couldnīt get any hotter...love the wrc spoiler!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:15 AM   #960
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Updated fotos

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Old 04-05-2010, 01:31 AM   #961
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And...YES!!! The car was driven about 400 miles and hadn't been washed before the pics...hence the dirt!!! Not to mention it was very stormy on the way...and even worse on the way back Friday morning!!! Anyway...hope you guys enjoy the fotos!!!

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Old 04-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #962
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you MUST be kidding. Where is the dirt?
In my country, after a 400 mile drive you would not even know the real color of the car.
Nice ride by the way, love the rims.

L.E. here`s a pic of my car, so I wouldn't be off-topic
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:19 AM   #963
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you MUST be kidding. Where is the dirt?
In my country, after a 400 mile drive you would not even know the real color of the car.
Nice ride by the way, love the rims.

L.E. here`s a pic of my car, so I wouldn't be off-topic
Thanks man!!! LOL! I guess the fotos are more forgiving than being up close. I am kinda anal when it comes to keeping the car clean though...neighbors say that I'm going to wash the paint right off it...lol!!! Nice pic btw...looks cold!!!
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:30 PM   #964
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So you really get 60 mpg? Impressive.
Here's the EPA info, BTW. The 1986 model did even better, with a rating of 55 mpg City/60 mpg Hwy.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:53 AM   #965
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Looking good PerfectoII!
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:27 PM   #966
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awesome pics car looks nice
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:13 PM   #967
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Thanks Colorado and Kimmy!!! I haven't had this much fun with a car in years!!!
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:16 PM   #968
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:48 PM   #969
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Here's a few pics of my newly purchased ride, just got the windows tinted.




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Old 04-13-2010, 05:31 AM   #970
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I like the scenery krie!! Nice shots...like the spoiler and badge too.

Congrats 10DG22! Looks slick!!
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:05 AM   #971
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Hi everyone, this is my first car(07 Yaris 1.5i) and I love it. Thinking to set up rear spoiler, but cannot choose good one, can anyone advise ?

krie, I like the one you have, how can I find the same one ? Is it ABS Japanese Style ?
I'm thinking about this one http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...=STRK:MEWAX:IT



Hope picture is loaded well, something wrong today with my normal pictures' server.

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Old 04-14-2010, 04:37 PM   #972
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Hi everyone, this is my first car(07 Yaris 1.5i) and I love it. Thinking to set up rear spoiler, but cannot choose good one, can anyone advise ?

krie, I like the one you have, how can I find the same one ? Is it ABS Japanese Style ?



Hope picture is loaded well, something wrong today with my normal pictures' server.
Hi there,
mine is the TTE one, www.tte.de wich is the toyota oficial distributor for europe (i went to my car dealer in spain with the reference number from that web and they sent it to spain (all by toyota, just like if you ask them for anything normal like the smaller rear spoiler)
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