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Old 04-01-2008, 07:05 PM   #615 (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: 52.07 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)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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So here's what "20 bucks" and 20 minutes of tinkering gets:

0-50 km/h in 25 seconds vs. 36 seconds on the old controller - fresh off the charger in both cases, same road, colder temps today though (so possibly slower).

0-50 km/h in about 35 seconds after 10 km of driving.

New top speed seen: 72 km/h (45 mph) vs. 66 km/h (41 mph), on the same stretch of road (slightly downhill).

This controller makes the car noticeably more driveable in traffic. The power's there when needed to accelerate more briskly.

It may be premature, but I almost want to say that 300A is enough. Still, I can't wait for the 400A unit. Hey, I don't have to use it, but it's nice to know it's there if needed.
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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