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Old 12-12-2019, 05:45 PM   #11 (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: 52.8 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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Welcome to the forum, TaylorL!

Lots of Civic love here, and lots of history of mods.

Even I had an '07 Civic for a while, and averaged 48 MPG US (with higher trips/segments). And that was in mostly winter use!

(From: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed )

No boat tail on that one (though I did build/test a tail just for fun).

Originally Posted by TaylorL View Post
a cheaper alternative to a scangauge for testing and monitoring

Another option: get a used one?

Or wait for our annual forum anniversary contest - we'll be giving away a couple of ScanGauges shortly to celebrate our 12th birthday. And every year the odds of winning go up (sadly, because the number of active members declines)!

I read a write up MetroMPG did about rolling resistance with higher tire pressures. ...pressures beyond the max sidewall of 44 offered very minimal returns.

This thread: Experiment: coast down distances (rolling resistance) @ various tire pressures

Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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