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Old 02-21-2014, 10:52 AM   #13 (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: 52.8 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: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Yeah, Nissan isn't talking up the fuel economy angle with this car. It's all: "low price, low price, low price, fun!"

It doesn't say much for their line-up that this is probably their most efficient model overall.

But it probably will be kind of fun to drive, and with the manual, still capable of decent numbers in the hands of a motivated eco-driver.

Also, I see ALL KINDS OF POTENTIAL for aero mods. The Micra's stock Cd is only 0.315 (compare that to 0.27 for the Mirage).
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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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