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Old 06-25-2021, 08:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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cheap performance

^ Forbidden fruit!

Originally Posted by COcyclist View Post
You do seem to have a strange attraction to bare bones 3 cylinder econoboxes. Metro/Swift/Mirage.
What can I say - I like high performance cars!

The Metro had the best non-hybrid fuel economy performance (per EPA) during its production run (well, no hybrid competition until 1999).

Mirage holds the same title currently.

some of us have embraced bigger, heavier, more powerful and feature laden transportation options.
Honestly, I do try to be conscious of lifestyle inflation. I was only half joking when I said the top trim (loaded) Mirage felt like the lap of luxury compared to what I'm used to.

Plus, let's be honest: these cars are cheap, and that suits my budget! Cheap to buy, cheap to fuel, cheap to maintain/repair. Helps that they're decently reliable too.
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
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Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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