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Old 12-06-2009, 08:19 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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guitarguy: no, the fairing behind the wheel wasn't tested. (Meaning there's room for further gains )

Topher: You wouldn't be able to just add a Kammback + boat tail combo on a Metro and predict a ~20% improvement (Kammback was ~4.9 %)

All the other aero stuff I've done upstream affects the performance of the tail - meaning it wouldn't work as well without these:
  • partial grille block,
  • headlight gaps sealed
  • hood/bumper gap closed
  • pass mirror delete,
  • partial cowl block,
  • wipers were off
  • smooth wheel covers
  • rear fender skirts
  • and the big one: full smooth undertray
  • EDIT: forgot radio antenna delete

Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods 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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