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Old 12-19-2007, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

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

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Article: Mazda demonstrates that small lightweight cars be safe too

When Mazda redesigned its stylish new B segment car, they made it over 200 lbs lighter than its predecessor. According to ABG, they've just voluntarily subjected it to European crash testing, and it came out 5 stars for adults, and 4 stars for child protection

The moral of the story? Don't let your children anywhere near this deathtrap! Right? Small cars are unsafe! (Right?)

Why Mazda doesn't bring this vehicle to North America is a mystery. They currently have no competitor for the brisk-selling Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit.

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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