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Old 06-01-2020, 01:46 PM   #332 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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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: 66.29 mpg (US)
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The Metro's second drive of the year was a smashing success!

A 130 km round trip with no problems! The alternator charged the whole way, the exhaust pipes routed exhaust gasses quietly through the muffler, and no check-engine light or other issues cropped up!

(Does this qualify as setting the bar low?)

Oh, and ~64 MPG US / 3.7 L/100 km without trying very hard.

I learned last week that I can no longer get the front exhaust pipe from any of my 3 local (national franchise) parts stores. Options are: order online from the States; have it custom made; or find some good used parts (currently questioning my sanity by thinking about getting this ran-when-parked Firefly that happens to have a relatively recently installed OEM stainless front pipe).
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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