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Old 09-26-2008, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Saw a car in a creek today

I wish I'd had a camera. No cell phone, no camera...

There's a walking/biking trail network through the city made on old rail beds, and one follows a stream (maybe 20 feet wide) through the city. I came around a corner on my bike today and was face to face with a car in the middle of the stream, driver's door open, headlights on, and airbags deployed!

Turns out the elderly driver went over a 15 foot high embankment on the other side of the stream from a grocery store parking lot. (He was OK.)

Later I happened to go by again when the tow truck was pulling it out. Last thing the nice police lady did who was attending the scene: opened the car's trunk to retrieve the man's groceries for him.

Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods 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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