Sunday, May 11, 2008

Econoboxes


$13,9501
Suggested Starting Price

2008 The Fit is Go!

Speedy eye-catcher.

  • Surrounded by six standard airbags: front, front side and side curtain.
  • Standard anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • “5-star” frontal-crash safety rating from NHTSA*

*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

Epa Mileage Estimates/Capacities*
Fit Fit Sport
5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined) 28 / 34 / 31
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined) 27 / 34 / 30, 27 / 33 / 29
Crankcase (qt.) 4.4
Coolant System (qt., MT/AT) 5.7 / 5.6
Fuel (gal.) 10.8
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded

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Just in case any of you have a spare $13,950 bucks to spare, drop it down on one of these and get a whopping 30mpg. (I was being sarcastic)

And if gas gets really expensive you can rig up a harness and have your little Scubie or goat pull you around.

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16 comments:

DEN said...

No pushing used cars from me, I personally have owned almost 100.

My Fiat 850's would get 40mpg routinely, but it would fold up in a crash, so add about 2500 pounds of extra steel to protect the occupants and what do you get?

A severely underpowered bowling ball with wheels that will increase the likelihood of your survival in case of a crash.

High mileage-Safety?

It's a trade off.

OK nuff said, time to move on to this beautiful Sunday and do something other than work.

Jeanne said...

Hey Den,
I want really good public transportation. And then give me a car that gets me around with good gas mileage.

By the way, you should see the potholes here. Yikes. They have gotten big. We don't have the money to fix them because Pawlenty vetos everything. He pulled that when we had the bus strike and about four weeks in the riders started telling him what they thought in the form of graffiti. It was exciting. He's the man until the graffiti starts getting written and then he wusses out and signs anything in front of him.

DEN said...

Jeanne, the roads always seemed bad to me before Pawlenty showed up but leave it to the repugs to cut education and infrastructure maintenance. You need something with good springs like a Jeep.

I guess a bridge falling down did not teach the bozo a lesson, winter tears up streets and bridges, they have gusset plate issues on the Blatnik bridge in Duluth too.

Just say no to repugs!!

micki said...

Happy Mother's Day.

micki said...

BRAIN RULES

This is a very interesting site, IMO.

micki said...

30 mpg? You're spot on to be sarcastic.

This is progress?

Get out the bike, the walking shoes, the WTA!

Alan said...

Last time I saw REO Speedwagon, Aerosmith and Foghat were on the bill and REO was still called a "ROCK" band!

Wow@Foghat I seen them YEARS ago at small venues before they were 'big'. Never seen Aerosmith in concert tho. They were never real high on my list, mainly because Tyler looked like a Mick Jagger copy-cat. Oh well.
REO were great. The old guys still have it. haha Loverboy opened for 'em, and they're some codgers as well.
Didn't get to see my old friend who works for Live Nation, the promoter. Couple of his guys told me he was there, but I never seen him come out from behind the stage. Steve Lawlor is his name, and me and his brother played on the same Little League b/b team. Steve, would you believe, was on the plane with Lynyrd Skynyrd when it crashed in '77. He was a big shot with Pace Concerts. Live Nation, a nation-wide promoter, bought them out years ago.

"Riding the Storm Out" was REO's first 'encore' song. The crowd was of course older, so everyone KNEW they weren't really going anywhere when the concert was 'over'. haha

David B. Benson said...

Micki --- Makes perfect sense you have the highest gas prices.

You're right next to the only refinery in the state.

David B. Benson said...

Happy Mother's Day, mothers.

ยบ¿carol said...

Happy Mother's Day to the
mothers!

My kids came over because not only was it Mother's Day, it was my daughter's birthday. We barbecued. Yesterday it was gorgeous weather, we were outside all day. And today? Cold and rainy. We had to cower in the house.

micki said...

Makes perfect sense you have the highest gas prices.

You're right next to the only refinery in the state.


It's more expensive here because it's fresher? ;-))

micki said...

Carol -- Did Jill get a video with her barbecue?

For those of you who don't know, Carol has become quite the video producer!! A mother of many talents!

David B. Benson said...

Well, gasoline does deteriorate with age but this is rediculous...

DEN said...

OK Moms, Monday coming up, back to work!

One day a year is all you get.

Seems quite unfair.

One day a week not a year.

DEN said...

To dreamland.....

Hajji said...

During the past few weeks I've gotten to drive several high-milage cars. Priuses, mainly, but also a Toyota Echo..

One of the most surprising things was solid heft, tight steering, great braking and overall feeling of security they'd somehow engineered into them.

Granted, most of the driving was cities and neighborhoods, but even the winding country roads and the STEEEEEEP driveways of Southern Buncombe County, NC didn't shake the "Safe" out of me!

Now, maybe a Prius with High Ground Clearance, a hitch and a lightweight trailer might be just the thing for us!

-T