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Old 01-03-2008, 11:32 PM   #1 (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: 64.03 mpg (US)
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LRR (low rolling resistance) tires - Green Seal report & list

For those considering replacing their tires with a LRR versions, this report is a good place to start for general info. It's getting long in the tooth (1993), but the basics still apply.
  • 1.5 to 4.5% of total gasoline use could be saved if all replacement tires in use had low rolling resistance
  • About 237 million replacement tires are sold in the U.S. each year – none has rolling resistance labeling
  • This report presents previously unpublished data on leading tires with low rolling resistance
Report (PDF): Green Seal's Choose Green Report: Low Rolling Resistance Tires

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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