My Pontiac Firefly / Chevrolet Metro / Geo Metro / Suzuki Swift
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Latest fuel economy stats
for my '98 Firefly 1.0L 5-speed
  best: 2.3 125.1 104.2
 worst: 6.4  44.1  36.8
prev.3: 3.3  82.3  68.6
   all: 3.8  73.4  61.1
L/100km | mpg IMP | mpg US
Jul 28/07: more, graph, calc.
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Best non-hybrid MPG: Mitsubishi Mirage
Highest MPG for a new car: Mitsubishi Mirage?
Mitsubishi's 1.2L, 3-cylinder Mirage is the first new non-hybrid car that can match an old Metro's mileage. The company says 44 mpg (US) highway, 37 city. (Some drivers are already beating that in various economy driving contests.) How? An efficient engine, very light weight and aerodynamic design.


Cheapest to own? 2015 Nissan Micra Forum
2015 Nissan Micra Forum
The Micra's fuel economy isn't its most notable feature -- the $10,000 price is. That makes it one of the cheapest cars to own. And its 109hp, 1.6L engine and good power-to-weight ratio means it's fun to drive too.


Latest 10 posts:
1. Recipe for getting 99.7 mpg from a Geo Metro
2. Aerocivic.com - famous aerodynamic Honda Civic gets a web site
3. Snapshot: effect of tire pressure on rolling resistance
4. 65+ vehicle modifications for better MPG
5. Metro mania: forget stocks, put your money in old Geos!
6. 100+ Hypermiling / ecodriving tips for better gas mileage
7. Experiment: how long should a block heater be plugged in?
8. Everything old is new again: Car and Driver magazine modifies an econobox to improve MPG
9. Project Convertible XFi: alfresco efficiency
10. The floor is yours: MetroMPG opens a fuel efficiency forum
11 ... 64. Show all posts


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Links:

Good MPG forums: I spend a lot of time at Ecomodder.com and have also been known to lurk around cleanmpg.com.

Chevrolet Aveo forum - AveoForum.com: discussion of the Chevrolet Aveo and its siblings (Pontiac Wave, Pontiac G3, Suzuki Swift+, Daewoo Kalos).

> Lots more Metro links...
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MetroMPG has opened a fuel economy forum
Read about the project here, or go straight to EcoModder.com.
ScanGauge fuel economy computer Save fuel with a ScanGauge II fuel economy computer.
I personally recommend this tool. I've owned both versions (I and II) and can't say enough good things about it. If you're serious about saving fuel, get one.

For more information and to order, visit EcoModder.


MetroMPG miscellany 2

Posted Monday, March 27/06 in General

Tach update

Revolutionary feedback ...

Since posting my RPM vs. MPG experiment, I've heard back from a couple of people. Some good points were raised, so I've added their comments to the end of that page.

Jump to Showdown: testing RPM vs. MPG at a fixed speed and scroll to the bottom of the page for the new stuff.

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geek-style freak-out: graphed

MPG charts added - Posted Sunday, February 26/06

The MPG geek-style freak-out continues.

On Friday I dropped by Mark's Metro to see what was new in his ongoing log of Metro ownership. What I found was a wonderful graph detailing his fuel consumption since he got the car last fall. Nice work, Mark!

Being a weak-kneed nerd for "the data" myself, I immediately had one of those "gotta have it!" moments.

So, today I added a new page with similar technicolour MPG roller-coasters representing my two Fireflies, past and present. And right off the bat, you can tell it's better than looking at just numbers.

Oh, the insights I'll glean...

Click for the graphs.

(Note: I've also added a link to the new graph page from the orange "fuel economy stats" box at the top left of each page.)







EcoModder fuel economy forum Note: MetroMPG has opened a fuel economy forum
Read about the project here, or go straight to EcoModder.com.



darin AT metrompg D-O-T com, or here



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