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Old 03-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #3 (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)

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

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 66.16 mpg (US)
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You probably already saw the 24v motor used in the ForkenCycle: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...sion-1683.html

Agree with rmay: the lifting capability isn't really the thing to look at. You could get a better idea by seeing the physical size of the motor. Heavy and overbuilt for the job is what you'll get in a forklift motor that can power a motorcycle to 55 mph.
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www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
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