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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:34 am 
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OK,

So my search continues for the best year 3cyl Metro for me. I will mostly use it for city/rural driving. Lets take the XFi model out of the equation.

This is what I have found on the years:

Up to 94 3cyl Metro: 55hp 1.0 motor, fairly light weight car, older body styling, good MPG rating.

95 up 3cyl Metro: 55hp 1.0 Motor, stiffer chassis, heavier car, airbags in the front, good side impact ratings, 96 and up OBDII, a bit less MPG than older models.

Is that about the gist of it?

I am leaning towards the 96 and up car. I think I can still get over 40 MPG driving city/rural with good driving habits and some mods.

Any other thoughts?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:42 pm 
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95 and up 3 cyl Metro 55hp, same engine as the older cars, less mileage because of the heavier, larger car and shorter final drive ratio. 96 and up, OBDII, no appreciable difference except for better diagnostics.

I got 43 mpg with a box stock 96 and 97, my 98 four cylinder gives me 40 mpg and 79 hp. All with a city/highway daily mix.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:54 pm 
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So the same 1.0 is used throughout the model years. The trans gearing is different between 94 down and 95 up.

Also:

Three cylinder RPO FX9 4.39 ratio
Four cylinder RPO FY3 3.79 ratio


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