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Owner: MetroMPG
Blackfly: 1998 Geo Metro
Displacement: 1 L
Fuel type: gasoline
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 1830 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.34
Frontal area: 20 sq.ft.
Instrumentation: ScanGauge
Description: This car is actually a Pontiac Firefly - a rebadged Geo Metro for the Canadian market. Acquired in November/05, it had just 2,400 km on the odometer.

Official government ratings...

Canada city: 5.4 --- 52.0 --- 43.3
Canada hwy: 4.3 --- 66.0 --- 55.0
Can Combined: 4.9 --- 57.6 --- 48.0 (source)

(Old EPA ratings...)
US EPA city: 5.3 --- 52.8 --- 44.0
US EPA hwy: 4.8 --- 58.8 --- 49.0
US combined: 5.2 --- 55.1 --- 46.0 (source)

legend: L/100km --- mpg IMP --- mpg US

Specs:

1.0L, 3-cylinder, 5-speed
830 kg / 1830 lbs; tires: stock 155/80/13 Goodyear Invicta GL LRR

Web site

I maintain a site called www.MetroMPG.com which I use to describe the car to others who may be considering getting one of these fuel economy leaders, as well as document economy mods, efficiency driving tips (used to be an instructor while I was in school) and info about fuel efficiency in general.
Build Thread:
Current Mods: I keep an up to date list of vehicle mods on MetroMPG.com.

But by far the single largest contributor to improved fuel economy is driving technique.

Planned Mods: - test Aitabs
- permanent partial Kammback
- lowering
- electrically driven water pump
- front wheel skirts
- wheel spats/deflectors
- would love to experiment with a removable and/or inflatable boat tail
- EGR mods (?)
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 36 mpg(US)
EPA highway 44 mpg(US)
EPA combined 40 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 67.78 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 75.27 mpg(US)
90 days 67.58 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Dec 06, 2016

Trip Log
To C & P's house (elev 83m to 120m) 68.7 mpg (US)
From C & P's house 76.7636 mpg (US)
EVCO - to 78 mpg (US)
Gan 80 mpg (US)
To winter marina 93.85 mpg (US)
From winter marina 82.1 mpg (US)
Mrs. G's Picton cottage: TO 70.85 mpg (US)
Mrs. G's Picton cottage: FROM 66.2667 mpg (US)
Ottawa and back 60.7 mpg (US)
Big Waters, Charleston: TO 78.8 mpg (US)
Big Waters, Charleston: FROM 80.45 mpg (US)

(Created: 2007-11-29 10:03:53 / Modified: 2016-12-28 10:26:18)


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