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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:50 pm 
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I plan to buy a Swift, man. tran. 2004-2008
What kind of gas mileage can I expect in the ''real world''? I drive highway 90% of the time.
My driving style puts me in the upper end of fuel economy
Please do not use the ''I get 525 km / tank '' calculation since I find that to vague to be very helpful.
Please give me your figures in l/100km or km/l or mpg us or mpg imperial.
Thanking you in advance for your help
Ross


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:21 am 
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I have two metro XFIs (3 cyl.) and they average about 38mpg in town and 45mpg on the highway, important note is they both have fairly worn engines. When newer I could get 52mpg on the highway.

Most importantly, its so good I don't often bother to check it... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:52 am 
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I have two 3 cylinders 1991 (one Firefly and one Sprint) 5spd manual trans and i got a good 40~45mpg city, and around 52-53mpg highway at 70mph, never start hard, and I'll shift smootly.

Good little G10 :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:54 am 
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akmetro wrote:
I have two metro XFIs (3 cyl.) and they average about 38mpg in town and 45mpg on the highway, important note is they both have fairly worn engines. When newer I could get 52mpg on the highway.

Most importantly, its so good I don't often bother to check it... :lol:


ISHHH!, an XFI supposed to have an average of 58mpg in a highway, You have a very worn engine I guess.

Cheers,

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:52 am 
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The "swift" you're referring to is actually a Daewoo and has nothing in common with the cars we love. It weighs about 1,000 pounds more than a real Swift. Suzuki.ca says 5.7L/100km on the highway. Chevrolet, who sell the same car as the Aveo here in the US says 27 city 34mpg highway. That's US gallons, by the way. I would guess a careful driver could get 35mpg out of it, but it's not a Suzuki, no direct experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Firefly wrote:
akmetro wrote:
I have two metro XFIs (3 cyl.) and they average about 38mpg in town and 45mpg on the highway, important note is they both have fairly worn engines. When newer I could get 52mpg on the highway.

Most importantly, its so good I don't often bother to check it... :lol:


ISHHH!, an XFI supposed to have an average of 58mpg in a highway, You have a very worn engine I guess.

Cheers,


Hahaha... The last time I bothered to check I had one burned through exhaust valve and one just starting to burn through. Noticed I was filling a bit too often.

More importantly i'm convinced that driven properly my little xfi is actually a porshe 911. Kidding aside I think even the XFIs are pretty sensative to driving style and mine is not efficient...

I'm actually rebuilding a 1.0 right now, if this post is still active when i get it put in (replacing the tired engine) i'll repost with some new numbers, won't be for a few weeks though. I might even drive nice for a tank!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:59 pm 
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The modern Swifts are "dogs" on fuel.

Cannot be compared in any way to the mileage of Swifts from 1989 to 1994

Sorry

TH


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:11 am 
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TrevorHeath wrote:
The modern Swifts are "dogs" on fuel.

Cannot be compared in any way to the mileage of Swifts from 1989 to 1994

Sorry

TH


Tne new swifts are a lot bigger than the 89-94, and I guess I'll weight more, the best on gaz was and is still the G10 5 speed properly drived.

My opinion.

Dom.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:34 am 
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I had a co-worker that had an 06 Aveo and then fixed up a 96 3cyl 5spd firefly. The difference in fuel economy was nearly 20mpg in favour of the firefly. He was seeing about 55-60 in the fly, and about 40 tops in the Aveo. I take his experience for fact, he drove both cars same distance consistently without any variables really changing that would skew his results.
Its really sad that they are going in the wrong direction with the small GM offering.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 6:10 am 
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Ishhhh! what a difference!!!, But the new swift or aveo is really big if You compare with our MK2/3 Swift, Geo. Firefly, Sprint, ect.

I just was a little sad when the G10 was no longer produced, it was easy on maintenance, reliable, and VERY VERY cheap on gaz, this 61ci was incredible for his displacement.

Today, You have a choice of hybrid cars, NOT REALLY BETTER ON GAZ like our 3cyl geo or whatever, and these hybrid have a lot of environemental issue, like the batteries, THE COST when You change the batt, WHERE You go to repair this kind of car except the dealer?, and a lot more.

20 Years ago Suzuki, and CAMI produced a REAL green cars with the 3cyl, easily repairable at the first garage you see, ect, ect.

20 years after the company tries to convict us the hybrid is a good solution, NO, 20 yeasr ago Zuki's was a solution.

The only car I know beat us is the SMART, but the look is like a crap, and very too small.

I have 2 3cyl cars here, 1 Firefly (my avatar) and a sprint, two 1991 model, and I have 4 spare engines, and a lot of spare parts for 20 years :D .

Regards,

Dom.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Firefly wrote:
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The only car I know beat us is the SMART, but the look is like a crap, and very too small........

Dom.


The Smart car is a DUMB car compared to a decent Geo! Let's compare them. My 96 Geo has the same size 1.0 ltr 3 banger motor. I have 55 hp the Smart has 70. The Smart is slightly lighter. The Smart uses Premium fuel, I use elcheapo. My Geo is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Smart car.....that modern piece of 45 mpg gimick vehicle does not do anything better than my Geo except comfort maybe. My Geo gets a real world 50-57 mpg. I don't know the top speed of the Smart, but my Geo does hit 82 mph, 65 in the 1/4 and 57 in the 1/8th. Another thing....I use my Geo to haul around Mustang rims and tires that I sell. I can carry 8 245/45/17s mounted on Bullit, Cobra, Saleen, or FR 500 rims....that is an extra 400 lbs of wt too...let's see a Smart do that!

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