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  • Say hello to my little friend...

    Tis the car that not only threw down the gauntlet - it then kicked it at it's opponents feet and said "nah nah --- nah nah --- nah"

    1 raging liter, V-tec 3cyl/hybrid, 5 speed so you don't go insane from the CVT monotone - also makes you feel like your being "useful" (can light em up for about 20 or 30 feet on take offs)

    67 hp with 13 electric assist, be careful chewing gum while accelerating or you may choke on it, says it right on the visors..., ALL aluminum construction from frame to skin, 1850lbs (with AC) built in the same factory as the NSX Acura, (closest i'll ever get to that kinda fame :-(

    145,000 miles on original front brake pads,,,

    second pick is of the cute little roller rocker V-tec system... cam chain is just a little bigger then whats on my bicycle, Did a valve adjustment, was like working on the innards of a little hummingbird...




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  • #2
    Cool. I'm not a car guy, but it seems to me once upon a time cars were heading in a good direction of prioritizing reasonable economy over power and that Insight was an interesting experiment. The NYTimes this week had an article about ecars with >1000 hp! They said a stock Honda could beat a top 1960's racecar 0-60.

    It's sad, all that development going to power instead of energy economy. I've driven minivans for a couple of decades, my 1st was a 91 Caravan with 150hp, then a 2001 caravan with 180 (same 3.3L) now a 2010 Odyssey with a 3.5L 244! I'd rather have gotten 30% better mileage, I thought the power of the 91 was just fine.
    Location: Jersey City NJ USA

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    • #3
      You know it's strange --- sometimes i think all's were really looking for is a challenge because this thing immediately takes you out of the performance equation and it's not even fun thinking about it while your driving it --- but with the incredible displays of real time mileage and also real time trip mileage changing in front of you and the recharge graph when braking and the assist when taking off --- all the sudden you find yourself hypermileling and actually having a great deal of fun with it,,,

      besides now i can decommission the del-sol as a daily driver and experiment with my "electro - turbo" design, another 50 or 65 hp's would sure make it a little bottle rocket and something id just take out once in awhile to still know im alive...

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      • #4
        Cheapest Economy Modification that works
        Put a heavy spring under the accelerator pedal - works like magic
        Disregard the single finger salutes given by passing vehicles

        Rich
        Green Bay, WI

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        • #5
          Excellent fuel consumption considering the US gallon is tiny.

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          • #6
            Gotta love those first gen Insights.
            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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            • #7
              I will keep my 4000 lb V-8 car and my 23 mpg.
              Safe in a crash, stable on the road,
              and cost me a fraction of what you paid for yours.
              You can keep your hockey puck car.
              Because that is what it is.

              -Doozer
              DZER

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                You can keep your hockey puck car.

                -Doozer
                I thought it was a "Dodge-'em" car..............😁
                CNC machines only go through the motions

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                • #9
                  Love those stats!! I had a acura integra 1.8l with the new V-tec system (just came out). Amazing tech. Gotta love that gas milage. JR

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                  • #10
                    You hit it and they go flying!

                    Just 2 days ago, a little fart box car was on it's roof in the ditch in front of my house.
                    Don't know the make, but the wheelbase was about the same as the track width.
                    The fire department did not extract the driver until the ambulance arrived.
                    Lost control on the curve in front of my house in the light rain.
                    The last car that flipped over in front of my house was also a small import.
                    The battery got thrown out of the car and into my woods. I picked up the
                    battery and asked the cop if he needed it for evidence. He said No.
                    I asked him if he knows what that means? I said Free battery for Doozer !
                    One time a Chevy Volt rode over my mailbox and got stuck on my culvert pipe.
                    Caught fire and about burned my woods down. You people with small cars
                    are fooling yourselves.

                    -Doozer
                    Last edited by Doozer; 10-31-2020, 07:44 PM.
                    DZER

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                    • #11
                      I saw an F150 on it's roof a while back too. No visible explanation for why, it just was. Those people with large pick up trucks are just fooling themselves!

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                      • #12
                        I saw a semi truck overturned in the ditch. What idiot would buy and drive one of those?
                        .
                        "People will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time they will pick themselves up and carry on" : Winston Churchill

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                        • #13
                          I always see a few Humvees and SUVs in the ditches whenever it snows.
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                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                            I always see a few Humvees and SUVs in the ditches whenever it snows.
                            The never been taken off the road "off-road vehicles" are usually the first to go off road when the first snow of the season arrives. Over confident and under qualified drivers. I've been plowing snow for many years now. Getting to the point where I can tell which cars I need to pay closer attention to as they approach the plow. Seems like the chances of those things hitting the ditch are directly related to the amount of aftermarket chrome accessories added.

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                            • #15
                              Hyperbolic straw man retorts add zero credibility to your rebuttable.

                              -Doozer
                              DZER

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