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Old 08-29-2011, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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[SOLD] Highway Warrior - '00 Mazda Protege LX 1.6L Manual
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Basic Miata - '06 Mazda Miata Touring
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Thumbs up 1.0L Geo Metro engine swap into 1990 Mazda Miata!

I just ran across something cool on the MX-5 Miata Forums. Miata owner "fujioko" swapped a 1.0L I3 Geo Metro engine into his or her Miata. The build thread is here:
Suzuki G10 3 cylinder project. - MX-5 Miata Forum

Jump to page 8 or 9 of the thread to see the current status of the car. It looks like the three-cylinder Miata is currently getting ~50mpg.
Suzuki G10 3 cylinder project. - Page 8 - MX-5 Miata Forum

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$500 "Rusty" 1990 Miata host vehicle

1996 Geo metro 1.0L engine with 1986 Suzuki Samurai gearbox ("The drivetrain saves about 200 lbs. vs. Miata drivetrain)

Of course, things don't always line up... Custom shift mechanism

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2006 Miata Touring 5MT
2006 VW Jetta TDI 6AT (Sold to buy Miata)
2000 Mazda Protege 1.6L 5MT
2002 Mercedes C230 Coupe 5AT (Water damage, totaled)

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