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Old 07-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #840 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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Oh, stuff like mounting the ammeter and LED pack gauge properly. DC-DC converter properly. Finding some lower RR tires for it... undertray for the motor compartment (more for dirt than aero). Dreaming about alternator based regen and solar pv trickle charging...

Oh - and I did have a problem recently: the turn signals quit working. Turns out they share a 12v circuit with the backup lights, and kept blowing a fuse. So there's a short somewhere in the backup lights that needs tracking down (it's currently disconnected so I could keep the signals).
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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