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Old 11-26-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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Better MPG on 97 Geo Metro Auto 4-cyl?

Although it wasn't my first choice in a Geo I just bought a nice automatic 4-cyl (will probably sell the car in a few years to get a manual 3-cyl). Since I hadn't really been trying to buy this (it just kind of fell in my lap) I hadn't done any research on getting good MPG out of it. What have you guys been doing and what kind of mileage have you been seeing? I do have a scangauge2 that will be getting mounted in this car. Not sure what all I can do with an automatic though.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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i coudn't find a gas log w/ the AT.

with a 3 speed auto you certainly will be limited especially on the highway. the old EPA estimates are 30/34 MPG. this is what i use because they should be able to be duplicated AND even improved on with hypermiling.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calcu...umn=1&id=13348

that's a starting point, so i hope it helps! best wishes.
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found this...

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=2520
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with a 3 speed auto you certainly will be limited especially on the highway. the old EPA estimates are 30/34 MPG. this is what i use because they should be able to be duplicated AND even improved on with hypermiling.
The PO says the car gets and average of 42 MPG (I have not picked up the car yet). I'll be using this car as a daily driver to get back and forth to work. It is only a 16 mile trip on back roads (only two stops).
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on back roads with relatively low RPMs, i think you'll do very well!
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