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Old 08-02-2016, 09:17 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.78 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: 66.29 mpg (US)
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MPG results = good! And... into storage it goes.

I think I would like to be reincarnated as Dave Cloud.


MPG results = good!

First (short) fill-up with confirmed odometer and fuel at the top of the filler neck from fill to fill = 3.7 L/100 km = 64 mpg US. Not bad considering no mods (other than a ScanGauge).

That's with gentle driving: probably 30% sub/urban & 70% rural highways with 80 km/h / 50 mph limit. EOC in town, DWL on the open road where practical.

The car is running much smoother since changing the cap, cleaning the rotor & torquing that really loose spark plug.

And that's all the driving it will see for a year or so. The travel permit has expired and it's going into storage.

The Blackfly is back in service! And next up: fix the rusty rockers on the 2004 Echo winter beater and prep it for inspection & for cold weather duty 2016/2017!
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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