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Old 06-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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: 70.75 mpg (US)
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disappointment: winter tires

My biggest disappointment by far is the tires: this "media fleet" car is still wearing a set of winter boots! They don't feel very LRR -- the blocky, siped treads are soft & squirmy in the summer heat.

If it had the OEM Dunlop Enasaves on it, I was going to try to organize a low speed coastdown comparison between them and the Bridgestone RE92's from a 1st generation Insight: they're the same size, at 165/65R14.
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