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Old 07-27-2021, 02:02 PM   #91 (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: 52.07 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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Sold! (To a rare youth)

^ I'm sure it doesn't hurt!

The car sold on the weekend to a vanishingly rare youth who specifically wanted a car with a manual transmission.

Coulda knocked me over with a feather.

(Then again, his mom told me she only buys manuals. Nurture vs. nature!)

He arrived with his folks in his dad's giant GM pickup.

He took the Mirage for a test drive and declared he loved it, and was particularly impressed with the 4.7 L/100 km = 50 MPG US on the display when we got back.

He joked with his dad that the last time he filled his truck, it was around 20 L/ 100 km = 12 MPG.

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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