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Old 12-17-2009, 10:57 PM   #6 (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: 52.8 mpg (US)

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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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Cool noodling!

Don't forget to compare the cars' CdA, not just Cd. The answer may lie in the EM wiki.

Edit: The best situation would be to find a first gen CRX HF. Even lighter and smaller than the 2nd. Undoubtedly better CdA than the 89-94 Suzukiclones.

I saw an older (ForkenSwift vintage) Swift non-GT sitting at a local garage last week. Most of the non-GT Swifts were the 1.3L SOHC with the tall final drive. I could go see about its status if you want.
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

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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