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Old 10-19-2017, 03:52 PM   #95 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.8 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: 64.16 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
Driving my Firefly after being in the Miata for a few days straight is a treat...it's so mellow and easy to drive.
I should add that my Firefly is much nicer to drive than the Metro -- even with the racecar suspension! The Metro has a LOT more km on it (218k vs. 40k) -- it's feels tired & loose by comparison. The Firefly is still tight & rattle-free.

Suspension observation: after going from racecar Firefly (hard) to Miata (firm), the Metro's old suspension feels ridiculously plush -- like 70's Cadillac mushy.
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