Hi all, very happy to find this forum and looking forward to participating,
I've got a Daihatsu HiJet van 660cc , 3 speed automatic that gets 28mpg - 12kml, because I have a heavy foot. Would be interested in finding out how to up this, other than wearing lighter shoes. Also have a 50cc Honda Super Cub scooter, 3 speed no clutch that gets incredible mileage if you can do the speed limit, hahaha.
I haven't seen a Daihatsu in like 15 years. They only sold them for about 2 years here in the states. If I remember correctly there was some sort of safety issue with the cars, and rather than fix it they just shut down their US operations.
I can see why that wouldn't sell in the US. people talk about how light my car is at 2300 lbs. yours weighs 930. I would drive the crap out of it but that is just me.
I would love to see some more pics of it (maybe add them to your garage) also, what is the top speed of it being a 660cc?
we don't see many vehicles like this very often. good to have you here.
Sorry for the late reply,
Top speed is over 110 Km/hr, (60mph?) that's all I ever got it up to. Get's real "floaty" about there, wouldn't want a semi blowing by you at that speed or I'd be in for an involuntary lane change, or worse! Usually cruise at 60-80 Km/hr. It's more of a "county road" car, not an interstate cruiser, suits me fine though.
that's pretty cool. I would love to see some pics of the engine.
my first car was a geo metro and it was a 1 liter 3 cylinder (1000cc). is yours a 2 or 3 cylinder. if I had to guess I would think it was a v twin or similar. largest thing we have with that engine around here would either be a motorcycle or an ATV.
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