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light-foot 02-22-2010 02:25 AM

my first metro
 
hey everyone. Just bought an 01 chevy metro lsi 4door auto yesterday. I would consider myself a novice in hypermiler status. I filled all tires to 40 psi and filled the tank. I was wondering if anybody can give me their thoughts on my purchase and what kind of mileage i can expect. thanks.

WheresMyGas 02-22-2010 05:11 AM

I'm still hunting for one myself.
What was the last vehicle you have driven and how do you like it so far compared to it?

MadisonMPG 02-22-2010 09:45 AM

Depending on how fast you drive, 35mpg to 45mpg.

Bicycle Bob 02-22-2010 01:44 PM

I run mine with only the necessary seats, and a headset stereo to cut the noise. With the automatic, it really helps to keep the speed down, but I've had great service from mine.

Johnny Mullet 02-22-2010 09:34 PM

Keep the speeds below 60 MPG and it will return good numbers. The automatic in that Metro is only a 3 speed with no overdrive.

light-foot 02-22-2010 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by WheresMyGas (Post 162302)
I'm still hunting for one myself.
What was the last vehicle you have driven and how do you like it so far compared to it?

I came from an 08 corolla. only able to achieve about 32 mpg mixed driving. so far. I'm loving the metro. excited to return some higher numbers than the corolla. so far only driven it 32 miles. cant wait till fill up time to see the number. unfortunatly i lost my scangauge last year but will be getting another one within the next couple of weeks.

MetroMPG 02-23-2010 03:00 PM

Welcome to the forum light-foot.

I think you've got the newest Metro I've heard of. I believe I read somewhere that not many 2001's were sold (last year of production), and most of those probably went (initially) into rental fleets!

That stone age 3-speed, non-locking automatic means you've got your work cut out for you!

light-foot 02-24-2010 11:23 PM

filled up last sunday. so far 98 miles and almost to quarter tank. i drive 45 mph with the tires at 40 psi and coast in neutral to every stop way in advance. I dont have power steering either. hoping that helps out too. so far its looking real promising.

light-foot 02-26-2010 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 162579)
Welcome to the forum light-foot.

I think you've got the newest Metro I've heard of. I believe I read somewhere that not many 2001's were sold (last year of production), and most of those probably went (initially) into rental fleets!

That stone age 3-speed, non-locking automatic means you've got your work cut out for you!

just filled up the metro. went 296 miles and it was close to being empty so i decided to fill her up. only put in 7.6 gallons. that's 38.9 mpg. all city driving. pretty impressive. I know the 3 cylinders do better but, still amazing considering where i came from.

MetroMPG 02-26-2010 04:11 PM

Nice work. Those are decent city numbers.

Even with the 3-speed slushy you should have no trouble beating your Corolla around town (assuming it was automatic also).

At speeds over about 45 mph, my money would be on the Toyota though (more gears & locking torque converter).


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