TeamSwift

Home of the Suzuki mini-compacts ! Your Home for all things Suzuki Swift, Geo Metro, Holden Barina, Chevy Sprint, Pontiac Firefly, and Suzuki Cultus. TeamSwift is a technical performance oriented community!
It is currently Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Underbody braces, turbos and more!

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:25 pm
Posts: 20
Location: SoCal
Hey there everyone. I found this board this week and have been reading all that I can and searched as well. I am in the market for a Metro. I cannot find if there is a year or range of years that is best suited for high MPG numbers.

Thanks
Scott


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:09 pm 
Offline
Sad but True...

Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:20 pm
Posts: 2973
Location: Saskatchewan
any, with mikes head package ;)

_________________
1991 Swift GT Build G10 +25 psi + other goodies
1996 Metro Build QR25de swap, still undecided where to take it
the lolcar family


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2003 11:31 pm
Posts: 2457
Location: New York State
XFI

Whatever you do, don't get an automatic.

_________________
1994 Metro - MPH project (getting a DOHC G13B)
1994 Metro - MPG project (getting an XFi G10)
1992 Swift - Parts car (gone)
1991 Swift - Parts car (gone)
1990 Swift - Parts car
1997 Metro - Parts car (gone)
1993 Metro - Parts car
1989 Swift GTi - Parts car
1998 Metro - Parts car


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:31 pm
Posts: 57
Location: Lummi Island
We have a 94 and a couple 96's. The 94 is significantly
lighter and has better mileage potential, however the 96's ride much
better and we get over 50mpg on one and under 40 on the other.
My 94 has gone as high as 57, but is barely getting over 30
right now and I don't know the exact problem.

MM


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:09 pm
Posts: 47
Location: Moriarty, New Mexico
drive a 98 swift with the 1.3 and a 5 speed have gotten about 44mpg out of it, but with my driving style usaly about 20-25mpg.

_________________
1998 suzuki swift (U.S.) 1.3 L 5 speed man with stage 2 racing clutch, redneck intake, 14" konig wheels.

"Lights green granny!! Its the long one on the right!!"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:52 pm
Posts: 634
Location: Eastern Ontario
Where are you going to be doing the bulk of your driving? City or highway?

The 3-cyl Metros are decent in the city, relative to other cars.

On the highway, don't expect to achieve the EPA rating (the old rating) at speeds over 60 mph. That's in warm weather - in the cold (sub freezing), achieving EPA at speeds over 55 mph will be difficult.

If you're looking for max MPG in a beater for predominantly highway use, I'd look for a Civic VX. Properly driven, Honda's lean burn stomps the 3-cyl Metros in the efficiency department at highway cruising speeds.

Back to Metros: one massive advantage of getting a '96 or newer is that you can run a ScanGauge in it, for instant/average MPG feedback (among other things). That alone will eclipse the weight advantage of the older cars. Adjusting the nut behind the wheel makes more of a difference than anything.

Having said all that, the XFi is the king of the Metros for MPG, all else being equal.

_________________
Image
www.MetroMPG.com ... www.ForkenSwift.com
... www.EcoModder.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:25 pm
Posts: 20
Location: SoCal
It will mostly be used for city/rural driving. Lucky for me I don't get to far away from home much.

It would be nice to run a Scangauge. My wifes old Pontiac Grand Prix had an on board MPG calculator. I used to drive by that all the time.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:45 pm
Posts: 131
Location: Seattle, WA (Kent)
dover157 wrote:
drive a 98 swift with the 1.3 and a 5 speed have gotten about 44mpg out of it, but with my driving style usaly about 20-25mpg.


How in the h*ll do you get 20-25mpg in a 1.3l? Do you sit on the rev limiter all day long, even at stop lights?

Without trying my 1.3l with a bored TB and cam got like 32mpg... when I tried I got 38mpg. And that is with 14" wheels and snow tires on winter gas in stop and go traffic during my commute.

_________________
sold my Swift, October 2011...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:12 pm
Posts: 139
Location: Ottawa
I am not exactly sure about that either. I have a slow coolant leak and I drive a 95 sedan with an auto and I am get 28-32, depending on weather.

lately I am getting 30-32, warmer weather


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 5:55 am
Posts: 16
Location: Pennsylvania
I get low 50's in my '93.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 29, 2004 9:50 am
Posts: 48
Location: Tx
99 metro 1.0 5 speed drove like hell 70 to 80 miles per hour on the interstate, 197 miles, 5.2 gallons and 37.88 miles per gallon not bad in my book ,only had to stop at 2 red lights before i got on the interstate


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group