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Old 04-30-2018, 10:04 AM   #138 (permalink)
MetroMPG
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Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
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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: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 55.99 mpg (US)
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66 MPG round trip record!

The Metro returned a ~66 mpg US round trip record performance this weekend. That's a high point for the car since I got it. It was on a ~200 km route I travel fairly regularly.

Chalk it up to warming temperatures -- but not yet so warm that I had to enlarge the grille opening for cooling. Also, a light return trip-friendly tail wind. Also, marginally, some lightweighting work -- I took about 60 lbs out of it.

It still needs more more mods! In similar conditions & speeds, the Firefly would have been ~5 to 10 MPG better. Though I'll admit I'm also driving the Metro a little harder (faster).
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