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Old 02-13-2008, 09:31 AM   #22 (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: 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: 66.29 mpg (US)
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DPV: a clear illustration of roof spoiler differences... (NOTE that trunk spoilers can be angled upwards and reduce drag... just talking about roof spoilers here...)

If you look at, for example, Volvo's own C30 "Efficiency" model, among several aero enhancements, they reduced the rear spoiler angle from the regular model, essentially turning it into a roofline extension (extending the slightly downward slope):



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vs. original model with higher cD:

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