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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:13 PM
Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:16 PM
So far I've only managed to get about 33mpg from mine, but the thermostat is stuck open which probably isn't helping... I've heard that 36 to 40mpg is possible for ones identical to mine. Fun little car to drive -- like a giant go cart. Peppier than most EA82's.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:48 PM
So what years did they make the FI ones ?
Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:39 PM
I think that 89 to 94 had the fuel injection, but I'm not sure. For a while, I think only the GL versions did, not the non-GL versions... but I'm not an expert on that.
Kind of off topic, but I've driven an old ('84 or 86 I think) honda civic with an automatic transmission, and it was quite nice, for being an automatic -- so apparently not all 80's small cars sucked when they had auto trannies.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 07:52 PM
depending what kind of driving you do a 1988-1991 FWD XT can get 40mpg highway. a 4WD would probably get 35 depending again on what kind of driving you're doing.
if you need the 4WD for snow driving then a FWD vehicle and a set of quality snow tires for the winter would actually be better than 4WD with regular all seasons.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:48 AM
Justy's are cool cars, but they have their cons. Some parts are hard to find and expensive. I think new struts go for over $350 each if you can find them. And the oil pump issue requires a machine shop mod to fully correct. I think they were designed to have the engine replaced at 90,000 miles. The odometer only has 5 digits, although I have seen that '94's have six digits.
If you want the high mpg's (which really aren't that high) you will probably be looking at doing some engine work. The plus side is that the engine is really simple. I'm just waiting for some $ to finish my rebuild. I like my Justy, but I am really only into it because of the 3 cylinder 4WD combo. I don't mean to sound discouraging, but other cars will give you the same or better mpg's with cheaper and more plentiful replacement parts. I would recommend the Justy if you are into it for more than just mpgs.
Posted 08 August 2008 - 02:55 AM
what kind of gas mileage are you looking for? ...
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Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:33 AM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 07:32 AM
I like my Justy, but I am really only into it because of the 3 cylinder 4WD combo. I don't mean to sound discouraging, but other cars will give you the same or better mpg's with cheaper and more plentiful replacement parts. I would recommend the Justy if you are into it for more than just mpgs.
He's right.... if you don't seriously need 4wd, something like a honda civic or geo metro will be as good of or even better mpg, and with studded snow tires, will handle better than most 4wds in the snow anyway... and you can find parts:rolleyes:. I run 4wd and studded snow tires on my subies in the winter, and even then there are days when they just don't move... if I didn't live at 9,300 feet elevation where the snowdrifts and icefields are kind of rediculous for 4 or 5 months, I wouldn't have it. That being said, I do really like my little Justy.
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