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Old 08-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)
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Nothing super surprising to report. I'll post the full details & chart later, but here are the highlights:

  • Man, that was fun!
  • Best fuel economy is pretty much where we would expect to find it: at the lowest speed you can drive in top gear (contrary to some comments I've seen from high-performance vehicle owners who insist the MPG "peak" is found at higher speeds)
  • Best was 36.5 mpg (US) at 60 km/h (37 mph) - or 44 mpg (Imp.) / 6.4 L/100 km
  • Worst was 25.8 mpg (US) at 120 km/h (75 mph) - or 31 mpg (Imp.) / 9.1 L/100 km

More to come...
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
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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