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Old 03-03-2016, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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^ Sounds like a matchmaking possibility!


Gouldness, welcome to the forum. That's quite the varied automotive history!

I know a hardcore Prius owner (one of the first of that description) who has 2 or 3 in his family right now, and doesn't shy away from even the older ones (2004+) with high miles. He has bought two with 300k+ miles on them with no regrets (regular maintenance, of course).

Of course you can easily get one with half that many miles in your price range. Point being: they'll go the distance if they're looked after.


Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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