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Old 02-06-2007, 10:31 AM   #51
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I suspect most Beat drivers beat the snot out of them.

And with good reason - I've read one mainstream auto journalist claim they're about the most automotive fun you can have within legal speed limits.

One person mentioned 3.7L/100 km at 62 km/h from the brochure. If that's right, it's about 64 mpg (US) (probably in ideal conditions).

For comparison: in ideal conditions, the monster Suzukiclone 1.0L gets roughly 75 mpg (US) at that speed.
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Get in, sit down and hold on! That looks like something you and your wife should have a lot of fun with and get great mileage, as well. That look's to be a win-win purchase. Congratulations.
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perhaps the beat engine will more easily fit inside the n600?

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Old 02-06-2007, 01:24 PM   #54
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perhaps the beat engine will more easily fit inside the n600?
Maybe...there are some mint ones on the Japhoo auctions for around $2K US.

Also - I went ahead and bought new tires for the Beat. Didn't shop for LRR tires, just went with stock replacements - Bridgestone Potenza RE92's.
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So apparently Beat owners aren't reporting THAT great of gas mileage...

http://www.u-ukhbc.co.uk/vbb/showthread.php?t=1636

Most are saying mid to high 30's. I'm hoping for WAY more than that...
...and then there are comments like this that give me hope:

"I'm doing just short of 100 miles a day in my Beat and filling up every 2 days. It costs between ?14 and ?17 and my last tank got me 56.6mpg
And I tend not to dawdle "
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damn it dax. You're making me want one...

but I require LHD. :P
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Wow. This is great. I would rather have a beat then a smart car any day. dax, You will turn a few heads with that car
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Have you talked to your insurance people? Is it going to be hard to get or $$$?
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Have you talked to your insurance people? Is it going to be hard to get or $$$?
I'm still waiting to see if the guy doing the title is going to issue the Beat a 17-digit VIN...the Beat only has a 10-digit code. The seller has asked the titler what insurance company he recommends, as he also titles Skylines in the US. If I get a 17-digit VIN, I'm going to try to use Liberty Mutual - my current company. If not, I may have to go with Hagerty's or something like that - a classic/exotic car insurance company. Either way is fine with me. I got a quote from Hagerty's - only about $650/yr.

Just wait Matt - Erik will have LHD's available, but probably not for as cheap as I got mine.
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Ok,

I don't think I'm going to be getting a 17-digit VIN issued, so I'm not even going to try getting Liberty Mutual to look at insuring me. I spoke to another US Beat owner last night (CA), and he said that State Farm wouldn't touch the car. He's using Hagerty's, a classic/exotic insurance company. I tried getting insured with them today but did not have good luck. They were all fired up to offer me insurance, and then all of a sudden they said since it was not 25+ years old, I would have to have an insured daily driver vehicle that is 5 years old or newer. That's bull crap. I called back the fellow Beat owner and his is registered as a 1980 Beat. I am awaiting contact info from yet another US Beat owner (FL) tonight so that I can ask him what he did for insurance. I probably blew my chances with Hagerty's, but there are still a few other companies out there I'm going to try. If I have to, I'm going to ask the titler to write it up as a 1981 Beat. I guess everything hinges on what the guy in FL tells me.

I really must get this sorted out by Monday at the latest. I don't want to get the Beat home then not be able to get insured.
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