Titanium48 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:03 pm
I thought the Metro engine was 55 hp, not 69, but either way it was a blast to drive. Made you feel like a race driver just keeping up with traffic.
I'd really like to see an EV that size - you could probably get close to 200 km out of 20 kWh, and sell it for under $20k.
The even more fuel-efficient XFI was 55hp, I had the more powerful
5-door 69 hp model
With it's stick it wasn't too bad but the rental car 3 speed auto was a real dog! At it's <1700 lbs weight(1690lbs I believe) it didn't have a lot to pull around and ya if an EV would have went a long way even with a small battery. Unfortunately the trade-off of being so light was everything was very thin gauge metal and when the frame eventually rusted through(lasted days past 10 years) there was no way to fix it or anything to weld onto, had to scrap it out with less than 80k on the clock and interior like new
oh the little 3 cyl was also like new, never burnt a drop of oid between it's 3k miles I'd change the oil.
In hind site the Metro was probably a death trap, no air bags and under 1700lbs
by comparison the Leaf is an extremely safe vehicle and something like this RAV-4 is bound to be even better!