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Old 08-28-2009, 05:40 PM   #26 (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: 73.57 mpg (US)

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Interesting: I just looked up the Corvette Z06's fuel EPA economy rating:

Model 1 Vehicle Characteristics

It's 15 mpg (US) city / 24 mpg (US) highway / 18 mpg (US) combined

No wonder the British guy was able to win his competition on % over the government rating.

Extend the graph, and this car "meets" its EPA highway rating at 130+ km/h / 80+ mph! (Steady state, level road, etc.)

That's astounding. In stock form, my car's "EPA highway" speed was below 100 km/h / 60 mph.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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