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Old 01-06-2009, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Green Hornet - '96 Ford Escort Wagon LX
90 day: 39.26 mpg (US)

The Red Rocket - '96 Geo Metro Base
90 day: 53.07 mpg (US)
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New pony in the stable

96 geo metro base. 97k miles. 5 speed with ac. No power steering. Great condition. Two logs so far, averaging a solid 8 mpg over my winter averages with the escort.

Amazing how you have to relearn a new vehicle. Any tips on p&g mph shift points and any other pointers would be appreciated.

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gascort RIP - '93 Ford Escort Wagon
90 day: 43.01 mpg (US)

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wow; of course you put up some phenomenal numbers with the 'scort, so you have a lot of skill already.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just read your fuel log - pretty comprehensive. What's your air deflector look like, and other than roof rack, UD pulley, and 2co, what are your other mods?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Green Hornet - '96 Ford Escort Wagon LX
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No other mods. Air deflector was the stock missing piece. I have a gps, and that is what the "MA" and "max" are. MA is moving average mph, and max is the max speed I hit during that log. Gives a general idea of how much city vs highway driving I did.

My wife has taken over driving it since I have the geo. It's back to 30-34 mpg averages.

I was hoping for some geo owners to chime in with their shift points so I didn't have to figure them out on my own.

I live in east Tn. Terrain is somewhat hilly, so I have to take advantage of them when I can and really feather on uphills. I was really hardcore on p&g, but started doing more soft p&g and didn't lose too much.

I actually have a set of Gt side skirts to go on it, and plan on lowering it when I put new shocks on it. Kicked around the idea of a grill block, but didn't want to drill the prime condition front bumper.

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