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Old 05-24-2010, 08:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Bex, I've driven it at those speeds, too, and I still seem to get better mileage at the higher rpm. YMMV... maybe a difference in market?
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The cheapest way to lower RPMs is to get taller and narrow tires, but it will compromise the speedometer and depending how tall the vehicle gets it will be off Center of Gravity (CG) for been too tall.

The next thing is to get lower Differential Gear Ratio (lower ratio number). But will suffer on acceleration and pulling capabilities. Will decrease engine RPMs but now is a single trick pony.

In short, I think the intended design for these vehicles are to be driven at lower speeds. Kind of off road / on road with a low fuel consumption and affordable price tag. Is capable of hwy speeds but is on its border line of usage.
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Thank you every one on the comment's about the Geo i have that my daughter driver's she loves this little car here is some more about it.It's a 1993 Geo Tracker Lsi 1.6 8 vavle 3 spd auto air conditioning 4 wheel drive. It's a hard top not the convertable version i will take this and get a good tune up and will replace the o2 sensor that makes sense and again thank you all i am glad i found this web-site
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Yes a good maintenance is the best.

Get some rubber hoses/tubing is a cheap thing to do and is easy to do. You will be surprise how many vacuum leaks are in the engine with those worn out parts.

I got Bosch Platinum Plugs and works great. They last way longer than the original plugs. Replace the cap and rotor along with new OEM wires. New Air and Fuel filters a bottle of Techron and some Synthetic Oil. If it needs Alignment get it done, you do not need the extra friction.

That will keep you on the Savings side
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In short, I think the intended design for these vehicles are to be driven at lower speeds. Kind of off road / on road with a low fuel consumption and affordable price tag. Is capable of hwy speeds but is on its border line of usage.
I agree with this. When I get into mine, I am usually 2hours earlier than everyone else cos in the Zuki, there is no rushing.. there is lots of rushing past me but I put the roof down and chill out man
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My last two tanks were 25.8 and 26.29 mpg in city only with and auto trans, if you want to take the friction out of your power train put a cup of dura lube in your t case and rear diff, should up your mpg also.
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On good driving habit days Ive gotten 25mpg's on my 94 16v 4 door.
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