> Aaron Blair Wrote:
> Xfi was the hypermiling version right? Like 53 hwy stock? No heat? Like,
> it diddnt come with a heater? I remember when dad replaced his geo he
> almost bought a 1st Gen Kia Rio without heat....thank God he got the
> Hyundai instead, put over 300k on it in 3 years..
> My dad put 14in wheels on the front of his geo bitd when he ran an armed
> courier service up and down the I5 quarter in Seattle. Got 52 on his.
Yep, the stripped down version (lol) no ac, lucky to get a radio, but insane mpg, called it the motorcycle with a roof. It had a heater, but it was lousy in all 3, tried everything, covered radiator, flushed coolant replaced thermostats....it would just barely keep the windshield clear? Never got that figured out, had two mechanic friends at the time and they both talked me out of the brand for safety reasons, one said I stood a better chance on my motorcycle, the other advised if I saw a wreck coming that I was was better off jumping from the car at speed than riding out the wreck, can't remember if they had air bags, I don't think so.... I saw 52 on the highway, and I loved driving them, you could feel the 3cyl pulse in the clutch pedal... :) For the record, a 3cyl engine drives my ocd INSANE, but it worked well. Radiator was the size of a manila mailing envelope, I think the Engine started out in a Suzuki snowmobile, looked like you could carry it around with one arm! It came after the Chev sprint.... love me some micro-cars, Festiva were fun too.....anyone remember The Fiesta from Ford? Those were gems, too bad MN has to dump rock salt on the roads so you can get around, all these fun rides are long gone. Mitsu Mirage will prob be my next micro car, dull looking but the same idea, got to hold out for the 5 speed though. (and for them to get more worn out and cheaper) ;)