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Old 12-04-2007, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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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Now I have to go weigh it again. (OK, tomorrow I'll weigh it again.)

I already heap abuse on mine: earlier this fall, it slid down a rocky shoreline (steeply sloping shoreline, thus the problem) and fell about 5 feet into the St Lawrence river. I was sitting on a rock about 10 feet away at the time. I laughed. So did a few other people in the park who saw/heard the descent & watched the retrieval process.

Fortunately I was not on it at the time. Also fortunately there was a way down (and up) to the water, and the water wasn't deep.

The latest abuse: I left it out in the open for the first big snow/ice storm, and next time I rode it, the only lever or handle that wasn't frozen solid was the front brake! (Not my preferred choice on snowy roads.)
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

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