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Old 03-22-2008, 05:58 PM   #7 (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: 52.71 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.48 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by technoshark View Post
If you look at the pictures in the ABG 999 gallery referenced above, the front nose piece is pretty much completely smooth
Good point. Much smoother than stock, too.

Here's a good pic that shows it - note the lovely radius...
http://www.autobloggreen.com/photos/...esting/313361/

The fences on the roof aren't there to contribute to reduced Cd - they're safety features meant to prevent lift from airflow across the roof should the car slew sideways at high speed.

This Mazda doesn't appear to have them, for example. And as a result we get a nice look at its wonderfully smooth undertray... several times!

[YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/v/SWgWk_evROk[/YOUTUBE]
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