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Old 10-18-2010, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I own 2 Metros.

#1 is a 93 hatchback 1.0, 5 spd which I am rebuilding after a wreck which is why I got it cheap. This is my toy for future projects, and I hope to successfully reach 75 MPG with it with only slight modification.

#2 is my 98 4 door 1.3 auto which I am having trouble getting above 30 MPG... but then my foot ain't too light and I shift it like a manual. I don't like the way it bogs in lower speeds if allowed to shift on its own.

Well, hope to chat with you all.

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Old 10-18-2010, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Moberly. I get around a lot though as I am a spa/ pool/ sauna tech and do a number of other things like alternator/ starter/ generator repairs/ re-manufactures. PM me for my phone number or send me yours and let's chat. I am in Columbia all the time, and went through Chillocothe 4 times last week.
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Have you tried letting the '98 "bog" for a tank to see if the MPG improves? You should be getting over 30 MPG unless it's all city driving. Swapping in a manual transmission should be worth around 10 MPG with no change in driving style.
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another missouri driver. i know at least here in branson the hills plague my mpg. my wifes 07 malibu with the 2.2 ecotec gets around 25 city mostly. the improvements will be most noticeable at high way speeds wich my guess you do not get alot. i am moving to jefferson city in january and maybe we can get together and brainstorm. my maxima (3L v6 sedan) has had only free mods so far and i have seen 30+ mpg tanks several times
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another missouri driver. i know at least here in branson the hills plague my mpg. my wifes 07 malibu with the 2.2 ecotec gets around 25 city mostly. the improvements will be most noticeable at high way speeds wich my guess you do not get alot. i am moving to jefferson city in january and maybe we can get together and brainstorm. my maxima (3L v6 sedan) has had only free mods so far and i have seen 30+ mpg tanks several times
Yeah, when you get to town just let me know and we can get together. Here in town I can get my gas at about $1 less per gallon than the average guy, because of a trick I know. It will work most anywhere in the USA, but I can't vouch for the actual prices at the pump for all areas. It was $1.50 for me last week. It will work for you too I believe... we will just have to chat about it. Overall my wife and I are saving more than $340 per month on everything from utility bills to gas to groceries.... it is like getting an extra paycheck we did not work for.

I am all about saving $. I use solar heating for my home when I can, and am doing other things to help save while remaining modern and comfortable. This subject of mileage is just another avenue to consider.
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