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Old 05-10-2019, 05:51 PM   #18 (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)

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90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
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Belated congrats on the purchase!!

Check out this blast from the past: Thread: Sister bought a Camry hybrid - 78.9 mpg (US) in ideal P&G conditions

>>> Posted 12-01-2007, 10:37 PM <<<

My sister still has the car. ZERO mechanical issues other than CRAZY high oil consumption. She's got about 200,000 km (120k miles) on it now. In the past couple of years, the ICE has shut down without warning on 2 different occasions at highway speed with a "HYBRID SYSTEM WARNING" message or something like that on the display. Stopping the car and re-booting has cleared the problem. Dealer was unable to find any evidence of a fault (not even any stored codes).

The car will soon be passed down to my 16 year old nephew.


On EV mode, I agree - using the button as an ICE kill switch to avoid idling when stopped, or to avoid forced ICE-on coasting is an effective way to increase MPG. Equivalent to an ICE vehicle kill switch. I did it in my gen 2 Prius all the time.

Pro #2: possibly a good quick & dirty way to test a pack's capacity.
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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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