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Old 03-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey i have a 93 geo metro base, i know some of you have the same engine , transmission combos that i do and i usually run about 52-55 mph, and in good conditions, although many hills because i live in the mountains , i get about 55-60mpg, is this optimal mph? thanks

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Old 03-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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50-60 mpg seems above average for most metros, nice . Keep it up.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah i think i could get mid 60's but i have few oppurtunities for p&g here, not much flat ground , plus the roads suck, its a heck of a bump ride in a metro, i was going to try to find a civic hatchback shell and swap a vx motor in it , but recent financial strains have put that on hold
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I would get about the same mileage (55-60 MPG) on the highway if I did 50-mph in nice weather. That fuel economy would sink to about 36 MPG if I did 70-mph though.
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It's been so long since I've done a trip where I was just cruising (vs. P&G), I can't tell you for sure. But based on the speed vs. mpg chart I made, I would say 50-60 mpg @ 50-55 mph in good weather is reasonable:

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Old 03-18-2008, 04:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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thank ya sir although im tempted to do the 70 mpg trip i cant stand to go that slow
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I keep it around 50-55. I will only hit above that when I'm setting myself up for a long EOC. It sound as if we live in similar situations, HILLS! Mostly down hill [20 miles] on the way to work, mostly up hill on the way back home. On the up hill, I frequently drop to 40ish. Steep hill.
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yeah its hard for me to do EOC here too much wildlife running out in front of me , i lose alot of FE that way, plus the blizzards cost me alot on the last fuel run, hours getting unstuck and what not, where do you live? Im in northwest montana
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