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Old 01-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 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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I have the tools so you could come visit for a week in the summer and we can chop your car
If the 10 year old car didn't have just 15,000 km on it, I wonder if I'd be more willing to take you up on the offer. I could just buy another one and do it. Nah, there's NO way I'm getting another vehicle! I already have too many. . So many projects, so little time...

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I am still considering ducting some air somehow to the back bumper to help reduce the low pressure area behind the
Makes sense & it's an established drag reduction technique. GM's Precept PNGV car ducted its cooling air into the wake (rear engine though), and the Aptera ducts a small amount of air (interior ventilation) in its wake.
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