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Old 11-27-2007, 01:15 PM   #358 (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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05-27-2007, 09:02 Am

The crowd seemed to like the underdogs. The first place vote getter was a home built electric bicycle that was done for around $200 with surplus oddball parts:

note the ironic battery box.

Other cool vehicles: there were 2 EVs (Cavalier, Miata) with built in range extending generators (both in the trunk). The Miata's is a high tech (high buck) low-emission bio-fueled diesel.

And the Queen's U solar car was there too.

I didn't get to spend much time checking out the other vehicles as I would have liked! Busy talking to people under the FS tent.
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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