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Re: [Mgs] Electric MGB

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Electric MGB
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:16:38 -0700
Quite a stable. My wife has had a '95 Metro hatchback since '00, and has put
almost 70K miles on it. Good little car. Built no better than it had to be,
but the designers were remarkably perceptive as to where to draw that line.

LBC content: Most LBCs weren't quite as successful pushing that envelope --
they seem to be a combination of certain parts that last forever and are
grossly overbuilt, with others that are a constant source of problems.
Probably stemming from having to pull so many parts out of the BMC "grab
bag", which were not necessarily optimized to the particular application.

BTW, a local news article recently stated that used economy hatchbacks were
suddenly a hot item, and were climbing in value on the used car market.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 6/17/08 4:04 PM, Elliott and Martha DeGraff at wrote:

> We have 3 Geo Metros - a 94 2 door hatchback, a 93 4 door hatchback and
> a 91 convertible.  We paid $1100 for the 94 3 1/2 years and 60 k miles
> ago, $950 for the 93 last year and $350 for the convertible 2 years ago.
>    We get 45 mpg on the 93 and the convertible and 40 on the 93.  We're
> quite happy with our recycled cars.
> Charles & Peggy Robinson wrote:
>>   I have a Prius.  It's a great road car and will outrun a stock B and
>> do it in comfort.  It's questionable about the turbo diesel doing better
>> on mpg; my Prius gets 45 - 50 mpg overall, including cruising on the
>> road at 75 mph and it does it a lot cleaner than the diesel.
>>    As far as disposing of the batteries goes, you recycle them, the same
>> way any responsible citizen does with any battery.
>>    CR
>> Murray Arundell wrote:
>>> Try driving one...... Mind numbingly boring.... Add to that a decent 1.3
>>> turbo diesel will deliver the same overall mileage with better performance.
>>> Also the one question no one seems to be able to answer.... What happens to
>>> the batteries when they are shot?  What is the effect on the environment of
>>> disposing of them?
>>> Murray Arundell
>>> Brisbane Australia
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