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Old 11-28-2007, 08:27 AM   #2 (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: 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: 58.34 mpg (US)
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I asked my friend Tom (Harry's son) why he didn't put fairings on the wheels - it seems like the most obvious oversight.



He asked his dad the same thing - and the answer is they were left off because there weren't many paved roads where he lived, and in the wet weather, the muck would have filled the fender wells and hardened to cement. (The "original" version of the car had its fenders removed too.)
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