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Old 07-14-2017, 12:58 PM   #3 (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: 53.56 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: 64.03 mpg (US)
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A 1st gen 5-speed Insight will beat a Prius in the hands of a dedicated hypermiler.

They also respond proportionately better to mods (which expand its ultra-efficient lean burn mode). Mine was returning well over 100 MPG US cruising at 50 mph in summer weather (on a level road). 100 MPG+ round trips were common for me, and most of the time I owned the car, hybrid electic assist was intentionally disabled.

But also consider: the newest 1st gen Insights are now 10 years old, and they come with the usual 10 year-old car problems, plus specific Insight issues.



Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods 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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