Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Success Stories
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2009, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Pillzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SE MN
Posts: 23

JR Executive - '94 GEO Metro 2 DR Hatchback
90 day: 48.89 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
METRO now MAKING me money!

SEE JR Executive fuel log for whole story...... heres an excerpt.


"18928 miles so far. Add savings for premium fuel that I use for Frontier. I have forgotten to include this from day one. I will conservatively say its a .03cents difference .....thats $567.84 more saved alone.

I purchased a pair of tires also for 100$ from Caruso so that is 467.84+31.87 from this tank. 499.71 saved
so far car has MADE me +257.57.....NICE"

__________________
1994 GEO METRO 3 cylinder 5 speed
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-12-2009, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
Hi-Tech Redneck
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,436
Thanks: 6
Thanked 48 Times in 41 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Johnny Mullet Send a message via MSN to Johnny Mullet
Nothing beats a Metro for mileage! All the repairs I had to do to mine were already repaid in fuel savings. Now I am just reaping in the benefits.
__________________

GeoMetroforum.com - got mpg?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,414

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 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: 66.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,943
Thanked 6,824 Times in 3,543 Posts
Congrats, Pillzilla!
__________________
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
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
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,762

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,585
Thanked 3,552 Times in 2,216 Posts
MAKING money by driving? Sounds like government accounting.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2009, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
gascort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 548

Gascort RIP - '93 Ford Escort Wagon
90 day: 43.01 mpg (US)

WifesCruze - '11 Chevrolet Cruze LT
90 day: 31.1 mpg (US)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 25 Times in 16 Posts
Great to have it paid off! Keep up the savings!
__________________
Gasoline, Wind, Solar, Gravity Hybrid-to-be! http://www.scientificmethodfueleconomy.blogspot.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 03:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
roflwaffle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,490

Camryaro - '92 Toyota Camry LE V6
90 day: 31.12 mpg (US)

Red - '00 Honda Insight

Prius - '05 Toyota Prius

3 - '18 Tesla Model 3
90 day: 152.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 349
Thanked 121 Times in 79 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
MAKING money by driving? Sounds like government accounting.
I think it's more from popular advertising than anything else. The whole "save money on our n-day sale" stuff, which when loosely translated to English means, "temporarily pay less for our junk". From that, we get the whole "saving=paying less=making money" as opposed to "saving=accumulating money for some purpose". At least IMO.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 07:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
tasdrouille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mirabel, QC
Posts: 1,672

The Guzzler - '08 Hyundai Elantra GL
90 day: 33.12 mpg (US)

Got Soul? - '11 Kia Soul 2U
Thanks: 35
Thanked 86 Times in 57 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
MAKING money by driving? Sounds like government accounting.
My company pays 80/mi for travel, so in some occasions I'm definitely making money just for driving.
__________________



www.HyperKilometreur.com - Quand chaque goutte compte...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 11:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
Deadly Efficient
 
Tango Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Posts: 1,234

Olivia - '03 Pontiac Vibe base
90 day: 36.01 mpg (US)

R2-D2 - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 58.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 134
Thanked 175 Times in 91 Posts
A penny saved is a penny earned.

Good job, Pillzilla!
__________________
-Terry
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 04:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,762

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,585
Thanked 3,552 Times in 2,216 Posts
I'm still waiting for my driving cheques...

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project: making a permanent Metro Kammback extension MetroMPG Aerodynamics 256 09-11-2013 04:22 PM
Why I'm Choosing a Civic Over a Metro Wayneburg General Efficiency Discussion 43 03-02-2011 05:11 PM
Saved a Geo Metro and saved big $ (stopped driving my pickup) Johnny Mullet Success Stories 24 05-08-2010 12:15 AM
Making money, and being morally correct. Christ Off-Topic Tech 15 03-04-2009 01:28 AM
Ford, making money? It must be a mistake... SVOboy General Efficiency Discussion 3 04-28-2008 09:28 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com