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Old 12-25-2007, 11:09 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)

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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Video: someone DIY tuft testing a Volvo

This was a random find...

Visualizing the flow of air around the hood of the car - lower speeds. Volvo, 25-35 mph.
You can see the turbulence at the leading edge of the hood. I guess there's a reason they're called bricks.

Anybody recognize the model? I'm pretty sure it's not the 240 style.

Anyway, I sent a message via YT to the poster of the video, inviting him to stop by here. I hope he does. It would be interesting to learn what he's up to, and I suspect he'd fit right in.


Visualising the flow of air around the hood of the car - higher speeds. Volvo, 25-35-50-60mph.

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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