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Old 07-03-2012, 11:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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FYI: Fuel Economy of 1990 Plymouth Voyager/Grand Voyager 2WD

I think this is your Voyager's EPA rating: 19 mpg (combined) 17 city / 21 hwy. You can do better! (I assumed the premium fuel requirement for the 2.5L engine means: turbo.)

(Too bad it's automatic instead of 5-speed.)

One of the first recommendations is to get a fuel consumption gauge. Instant feedback & resettable average consumption is critical to playing the MPG game. Since your van is pre-OBD-II, you'll need to look at the MPGuino. (Safe to assume you've got some mechanical skills? You'll need to locate/splice into a few wires.)
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