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Old 02-26-2008, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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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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Video: worth a watch - Jay's Garage looks at GM Challenge X vehicles

Jay Leno's Garage is a great site. Some really interesting stuff there. I've spent quite a bit of time watching the videos of his collection...

ABG just posted there's a video featuring Leno interviewing the university students involved in GM's Challenge X program (where identical SUVs are modified for improved efficiency & emissions).

Interesting to see the different approaches used - all kinds of combinations of hybrid, biodiesel, ethanol, fuel cell.

Leno asks why they didn't also try to make the vehicles more aerodynamic, which struck me as perceptive... and then he makes fun of Prius owners for buying obviously aerodynamic vehicles...

Anyway, it's worth a watch:

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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