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Old 02-09-2008, 02:04 PM   #550 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 55.97 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 67.41 mpg (US)
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Peakster: public school. I had french from grades 6-13. I'm not proficient, but I can get by on the basics. Ben: I sure don't know the phrase for timing belt though! I would have been out of luck in your situation.

Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
Darin, I have a strange feeling that you will find a way to fix the FS for about $1 canadian. And it will look better than ever. At least you had a chance to run it through some thorough crash tests. What's the word? 5 star frontal rating?
And 2-star hatchback corner crash rating. Have you SEEN the crash tests of this generation of Metro that Peakster found? Scary!!

A dollar! No way! I already have all the supplies to fix it, including some left over paint, so other than my time (probably 2 or 3 hours), it'll be "free". Have to get it fixed up before the EV Expo in May though.
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
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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