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Old 11-21-2016, 01:32 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

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

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90 day: 61.17 mpg (US)
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Because it was never advertised for sale, and it was tucked away behind the house, so no passing tire-kickers would have known to inquire about it.

The seller is a neighbour of my aunt & uncle. They were the ones who mentioned it to me (knowing my masochistic automotive tendencies).

My Miata-owning friend said it would have been gone on day 1 if he had advertised it at $1k. Well... assuming the owner had responded to inquiries... Getting responses from him was the most ridiculous part of this whole exercise.
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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