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Old 11-09-2016, 12:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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it only gets ~24mpg though
Drive it the way its designers imagined it would be driven, and sure, that's what you get!

But Fuelly shows a couple hundred owners of the early 1.6L cars are averaging 27 mpg US, and many owners are averaging mid-high 30's mpg US. Low 40's may not be impossible - half a dozen owners report that.

I agree, the gearing is crazy low. There are solutions to that, too. I predict I would not be embraced on the Miata forums. And I'm OK with that.

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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