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Old 10-14-2016, 09:24 AM   #5 (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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Too much Suzukiclone in that list!!

If I could have any of those in mint condition, it'd be tough to decide between one of the CRX's or the VX. Best blend of frugal & fun to drive, with some style as a bonus.

Also! One of these things is not like the other!

The Mirage with CVT is the only automatic in the list. But in the real world, the Mirage CVT returns worse fuel economy than the 5-speed manual in the hands of anyone but an auto journalist / boy racer.

I'd love to see a list of the most fuel efficient convertibles/targa top cars.
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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