View Poll Results: Did/do you own a Metro or other 3-cyl car?

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  • Yup: a Metro (Sprint, Firefly, Swift etc.)

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  • Yup: another type of 3-cylinder car

    6 21.43%
  • Nope: Mirage/Space Star is my first 3-pot.

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Thread: Geo Metro roll call: did you own a 3 cyl car before Mirage? (Suzuki, Smart, etc)

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    Geo Metro roll call: did you own a 3 cyl car before Mirage? (Suzuki, Smart, etc)

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    I've noticed more than a few members mention they've owned Geo / Chevrolet Metros. (For those outside of Canada/US., these were Suzuki 998cc cars based on the Swift/Cultus from the 80's & 90's. Like the Mirage, many typical auto "enthusiasts" loved to hate these cars because they were low on power and high on fuel economy.)

    I still drive one (pictured beside the Mirage loaner from Mitsu Canada): a base 1998 Pontiac Firefly 5-speed (Canadian market Metro clone). And I have a '91 convertible version (also 5-speed) parked in the garage awaiting some restoration work.

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    For a couple of years I also had a 2000 Honda Insight hybrid: advanced 1.0L 3-cyl engine coupled to a small electric motor/generator and 5-speed transmission.

    So, did you come to the Mirage with 3-cylinder experience?

    Post a pic if you did!


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    Personally I compare the Mirage to the Audi A2, at least as far as what is available in the US today.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage de 1.2 manual: 55.7 mpg (US) ... 23.7 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 66.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I owned a multitude of Metro's before buying the Mirage. It's been more than 10 years since I've owned a sub compact selling my last Metro in 2003. Feels good to be back in the hyper mpg world.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


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    I still own my Daihatsu Cuore L251 Edition 25 Plus with 265000 km on the odometer. It also needs some restoration work, but still drives well and has a fuel consumption comparable to the Space Star. The Space Star is a slow glider compared to the Daihatsu which is much more fun to drive, but not nearly as save, and with absolutely no comfort features.
    Mitsubishi Space Star 1.2:
    Daihatsu Cuore L251:

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Space Star Klassik Kollektion+ 1.2 manual: 67.6 mpg (US) ... 28.7 km/L ... 3.5 L/100 km ... 81.2 mpg (Imp)


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    I currently daily drive a 1999 Chevy Metro. Love the MPGs.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 49.0 mpg (US) ... 20.8 km/L ... 4.8 L/100 km ... 58.8 mpg (Imp)


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    I saw and talked to a guy with a daihatsu charade yesterday at the dance hall. I told him I'd pay cash for it, but he declined.

    74k miles.

    I wanted it bad.

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    I have an Inline 6 ... does that count?

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    1 Chevy Sprint and 4 Geo Metros.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)


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    2006 smart fortwo diesel.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE 1.2 automatic: 46.4 mpg (US) ... 19.7 km/L ... 5.1 L/100 km ... 55.8 mpg (Imp)


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    2002 Insight.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage de 1.2 manual: 55.7 mpg (US) ... 23.7 km/L ... 4.2 L/100 km ... 66.9 mpg (Imp)


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