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Old 03-16-2008, 10:39 PM   #584 (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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Two firsts today:

1. Somebody noticed that the car is electric! Okay - technically this is the second time. But the first time (from the video, "Hey- why's your car so quiet?!?"), the car wasn't legally on the road yet.

I was at the grocery store and there was a couple putting stuff in their car in the next parking spot over. When I got in and drove away, the guy stopped what he was doing, turned, and watched from when I left the parking spot all the way to the exit. Proves nothing, but he was so obvious, I figured he knew. Plus, before I turned, he pointed me out to his wife and she looked too.

2. First ForkenSwift experiment: Experiment: coastdown in gear vs. out of gear
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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