View Single Post
Old 07-07-2021, 12:43 PM   #321 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,237

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)
Thanks: 3,796
Thanked 6,655 Times in 3,447 Posts
78.5 MPG tank in Mirage #2

Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
These are the techniques I use, too. But I gradually became less militant about ALWAYS using them all the time.

Same. I realize I can get stratospheric (instead of merely excellent) numbers with a 100% P&G regimen, but I rarely do it anymore.

That said, just for S&G, I threw a bunch more P&G at Mirage #2 (The Even Fancier Metro) for its latest tank and saw 78.5 MPG US = 3.0 L/100 km. There's still more where that came from.

Basjoos always said he did NO hypermiling. His route to 70+ mpg was all in modifications. He didn't even drive especially slowly, IIRC.
That's my goal too. I generally kill the engine towards most stops, turns & on some descents, but I would prefer to just set the cruise control on the scenic & back routes I typically travel.

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
  Reply With Quote