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Old 05-29-2021, 09:27 PM   #10 (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: 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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Well, it's a surprisingly decent $800 car!

Aside from this...

Yikes!! That's worse than I was expecting! The Mirage would have easily been upper 50's for the same trip.

[Mostly scenic route driving into a moderate headwind @ 80 km/h PSL, including multiple small towns with 60 km/h speed zones, plus about 5 km of freeway driving at 105 km/h. EOC used where practical.]

Granted, the Mirage has many, many mods, and the Fit was rolling on terrible old snow tires at 36 PSI that made it feel like it was driving through wet concrete.

I put the summers on this evening and pumped them up, and it rolls much better.
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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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