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Old 02-07-2019, 10:40 AM   #235 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
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: 61.46 mpg (US)
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These are the tires on it:

Lots of meat, not sure what age they are, but at least 5 years. Probably more. The treads themselves are still easily squishable by hand. They're not hard as hockey pucks. I store them in bags in the shed in the summer.

That said, I have driven the Firefly with ancient and terribly slippery "all-season" tires in the snow, and it was definitely not as tail-happy as this Metro. I'm still holding on to the idea the difference is the weight in the rear. I would confirm today, but that would require me to scrape a layer of ice off the windows from freezing rain.
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
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