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Old 06-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #982 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
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)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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This is what I've used the car most for so far this year: many, many brush runs to the city compost yard. Parts of 2 trees came down in wind storms so far this year, plus thinning & preventive trimming.

The attendant at the compost yard gets a big laugh when the ForkenSwift shows up - he loves telling other people unloading their cars/trucks that it's electric.

The batteries have woken up nicely - I still haven't switched over to the new-to-me (but still used) pack. Yesterday I did 20 km without breaking a sweat, pulling the trailer. I figure 25 km would be easily doable without it.
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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