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Old 10-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #4 (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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Oh, Frank, Frank, Frank. The sarcasm wafts across my computer screen!

No, 35 mpg is nothing special. But I do like that the MPG game might be returning again to the entry level segment. GM with the Cobalt XFE, Hyundai with the Elantra Blue. Who's next?

Carlos... maybe they skimped on a compression ring per piston like the Metro XFi

More likely something like piston ring coatings or micropolishing of cam lobes. That's something Nissan has done to reduce engine friction in its big pickup.
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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