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Old 02-14-2008, 07:40 PM   #1 (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)

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: 70.75 mpg (US)
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News: Smart testing a 70 mpg diesel in the US in 2nd gen car

Via ABG:

An ABG reader spotted a camoflauged 2008 smart car in California, and followed the driver. When he stopped, he asked "why the camo?" - since the car was already for sale. He was told it was an emissions compliant diesel, and the driver added:

"Expect between 55 and 65 mpg around town and 70+mpg on the highway."

ABG contacted Mercedes directly, and all they would say was they were researching several powertrain options for the North American market, including diesel.

Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods 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
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