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Old 12-19-2007, 08:29 PM   #1 (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)

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

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
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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



http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/12...s-be-safe-too/

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.


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