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Old 08-05-2019, 07:19 PM   #239 (permalink)
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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: 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: 72.89 mpg (US)
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I've had zero problems with cooling, driving the way I do.

^ This is my peak summer grille opening.

(From: 5-minute DIY: cockpit-adjustable variable grille block (1-way))

You can see how excessive the OEM radiator size is for me. Also, I deleted the AC condenser, so radiator efficiency by area is better than it was before.


Filled up on the weekend - best tank so far! A hair over 53 MPG US / 4.4 L/100 km.

If I'd known it was going to be that good (MPGuino resets randomly, so I never have tank data), I would have driven a little faster.
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

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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