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Old 07-06-2008, 09:15 PM   #30 (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)

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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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I'm revising my evaluation about the "side panel": the turbulence is from the outside mirror! I forgot to fold it in when I ran the tests (I usually fold it back at highway speeds).

I did a few more runs comparing mirror deployed to mirror folded to window up/down, the difference is clear. I'm putting together a video now to post on YouTube...

There's still a little wiggle in the yarn, but none more than what I'm seeing on the side glass ahead of the Kamm back (got some shots of that too).
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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