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Old 04-02-2018, 10:01 AM   #21 (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)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 61.17 mpg (US)
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woo hoo!

Looks super familiar!

One of my shortest-duration ownership experiences:

And not because it wasn't a good car. Probably the best screwed together subcompact I've owned.

Hopefully you don't have the fatal flaw/Achilles Heel rust at the rear of the rocker panel/axle mount like mine did. (I suspect not, given your enviable locale/climate.)

Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
So what's left, in an automatic and gets 30+mpg? Couldn't find a Prius cheap enough.
I really liked the Echo, but I LOVED the Prius. Have you driven one? Ideally suited for the commute you described.

I would suggest you keep looking for one and pounce when the right (ie. cheap enough) one comes up. Then sell the Echo -- on which you will probably be able to make a wee profit, given the tidy-up and maintenance you've done.

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

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