View Single Post
Old 01-14-2009, 07:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
Batman Junior
MetroMPG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,813

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 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: 61.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,520
Thanked 6,307 Times in 3,264 Posts
Originally Posted by Formula413 View Post
Thanks for collecting and posting this data. This is motivating me to do a similar test for my car.
Don't let me stop you. That would be interesting to see.

Originally Posted by metroschultz View Post
I can force the TC to lock up in my wife's car at 55kph, by turning off OD then when I hit 55kph turn OD on. The trans will go straight to lockup
Oh - that's a neat trick! I didn't try that. It would sure save the extra energy spent getting to 65 kph just to get it to lock and bleed back down to a slower cruising speed.
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now 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