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Old 10-28-2020, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a nice message from a long-time lurker

Posting this simply because it was nice to hear from a lurker (zero posts) who has been visiting the site regularly for 8+ years!

(Name removed to protect the innocent...)

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Hey, Darin.

[REDACTED] here, one of your long-standing lurkers.

I've been driving Geo Metros since 1993. 'Tried my darndest to get a Metro to do 60 mpg at 60 mph in real-world driving. Got it to 58.5 but that is the best I can seem to manage. These are my daily drivers, no radical tricks: Just careful driving and minor modifications anyone could reasonably do. Best tanks ever were 68+ mpg, that with a car-full of camping gear, including a bike! - in warm weather and on flat roads... Such is not to be found on my home turf, which is north-central PA.

Got many of the good ideas I've used from ecomodder, so for that, I thank you and the good folks who take the time to do the write-ups.

Thanks for everything you do, and have done, for so many years!

Cheers!
Sharing with appreciation of the many members around here whose projects & posts inspire lurkers and visitors like him.

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Old 10-28-2020, 02:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for rememberizing the lurkers. Some of our posters don't consider that the walls have eyes. Currently the front page shows 909/13=~70:1.

Anyways, I've succumbed to peer pressure. Parked out front is a 1990 XFi.

I don't have a camera [battery] at the moment, but my friend took a picture last night and when it shows up I'll start a thread. I have an oval Dish antenna (to cut in half) and the curve exactly matches the rear wheelwell of the Metro.

From 45mpg to 60? I have some work cut out for myself.
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I lurked for a few years, but gave in eventually.

Nice to hear some positive feedback from seemingly nowhere!
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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AND he (lurker) tells me he also has a 1st gen Miata. Exceptional taste in automobiles! He's happy with the 40-ish MPG he gets bombing down the highways in it.


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Anyways, I've succumbed to peer pressure. Parked out front is a 1990 XFi.

Yay! Looking forward to the thread.
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey! I resemble that remark!

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Old 10-29-2020, 04:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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90 day: 55.44 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: 67.41 mpg (US)
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I know, right!?


It got me wondering what the Venn diagram of Metro / Miata/MX-5 / G1 Insight ownership looks like. Appreciation for purity of purpose & design? Hmm...

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Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



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