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Old 03-04-2014, 07:48 PM   #4 (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: 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)

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Trebuchet! Welcome back!

I remember you prefacing your disappearance with words to the effect of "top secret... buh-bye".

There are a bunch of guys pulling decent numbers from Miatas - with the manual, provided you're not doing high speed steady state driving, you should be able to do the same. Technique, baby. Oh... and instrumentation, baby.

I would have posted the aero hardtop too, if freebeard hadn't beat me to it. But you don't buy a roadster to put a hardtop on it, do you?

As for high octane, won't the ECU just pull back some timing if you run regular? I would think it's recommended but not essential. And then I would research...

As for what Jeremy Clarkson would have done, he would have brought a shotgun with him and filled as many Insights with as much lead as he could have. Glad you didn't do that.


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