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Old 04-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Oil pan: really great thread/post! Completely fits the ecomodding approach.

Flying Kurmaster: I too got a trailer a few years ago and, like you, don't know how I managed so long without one.

Mine was a freebie, and is super-light-duty, weighing in at just ~160 lbs "empty". It was custom made (probably home-built) to carry a small, ~150 lbs sailboat. It'll carry maybe 300 lbs before the tires rub the fenders. (Ask me how I know this.)

Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Seems like even the folks with Metro-sized cars eventually wouldn't need a truck

I've made innumerable runs taking brush to the city compost yard because my trees keep falling apart/down.

Moving a couple of knocked-down tin garden sheds.

What summer looks like.
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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