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Old 10-13-2020, 04:31 PM   #1064 (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: 52.71 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: 52.48 mpg (US)
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There's a story behind those wheels:


Both the 5-speed Fit and the 5-speed (non-hybrid) Civic of that era got those wheels and a couple of other ecomods as a result of a federal fuel-efficient vehicle rebate program that was put in place at the time.


Initially, both the Fit & Civic just missed the threshold (based on combined fuel economy rating) to qualify for the rebate, so Honda Canada made a number of small changes that boosted MPG enough to get the cash.



The automatic Fit & Civic were too far from the threshold, so they didn't bother doing the mods to those cars.
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