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

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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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    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: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 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: 67.3 mpg (US) ... 28.6 km/L ... 3.5 L/100 km ... 80.8 mpg (Imp)


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

    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing, Rear sway bar, Upper grill block

    Current project: DIY Nitrous oxide setup for ~$100

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ares View Post
    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.
    I still have my 1988 Daihatsu Charade with only 55k miles. It's an interesting and rare car. What drew you to the Charade so much?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-88 View Post
    I have an Inline 6 ... does that count?
    Ha! In some ways that's twice as good! In others...

    A friend recently offered me his '98 BMW 328 for a few hundred bucks. Sweet inline 6, manual transmission. The car's even roadworthy, but completely filled with electrical gremlins, and as tempted as I am I don't need another project.

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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: 40.5 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.7 mpg (Imp)


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