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Old 06-16-2008, 01:36 PM   #2 (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)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Welcome, welcome. A friend of mine (the guy I built the EV with) has the same GTI as you, and grumbles about its fuel economy. I think he's able to squeak around 40 mpg Imperial (about 33 mpg US) from it on the highway when he doesn't push it.

Of course the place to start, if you haven't figured it out already, is (1) to get fuel economy instrumentation (unless your car already has it), (2) start tracking your fuel consumption in the garage, and (3) put a wrench on the nut behind the wheel.
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

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