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Old 07-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #710 (permalink)
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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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Hi Jake - congrats on making it all the way through the thread!

Really, I'm older than I sound. It must be my youthful typing style.

I think doing a bike EV - either pedal or motorcycle - is a great way to whet your appetite and learn the basics common to all EVs.

There haven't been any recent ForkenSwift updates because I've been spending my tinker time modding the gas car. Also, I haven't even driven locally in about 3 weeks (bicycle). So Ivan's had it just about since the start of July.

We've agreed to set aside a weekend in September to spend some time on it before winter: rust treatment (oil & undercoat), front belly pan & grille block (not for aero, but to keep the motor bay clean). Before then, I'll also swap in the "good" battery pack. Probably use those for the next year or so.
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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