Top Vehicles MPG (US)
Gasoline cars, last 90 days...
1.1992 Honda civic VX92.6
2.2000 Chevrolet Metro 84.79
3.1993 Honda Civic VX74.19
4.1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX73.86
5.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE70.37
6.1992 Honda Civic CX66.02
7.1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe63.96
8.1995 Honda Civic VX61.04
9.1997 Geo Metro 57.16
10.1998 Toyota Starlet Life Max55.81
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Welcome to EcoModder.com, an automotive community where performance is judged by fuel economy rather than power and speed. EcoModders employ a combination of vehicle mods, driving techniques, and common sense to squeeze every penny out of the pumps. Reasons for becoming a member range from the economical to the ecological. More info about where EcoModding came from.
 
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You know you You know you're an ecomodder if...

One of the more popular threads on EcoModder, this is a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the many potential signs and symptoms that you may be more interested in fuel economy than the average person...

Started by Tango Charlie in forum: The Lounge - 2074 replies

Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...

BamZipPow's epic customization & refinement of a single-wheel, drag-reducing trailer used on his already extensively aero-modified 1998 Toyota T-100 pickup. "Mileage is averaging around 27mpg with the trailer," he says, which he estimates is about a 2 MPG improvement.

Started by BamZipPow in forum: Aerodynamics - 913 replies
Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...

1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build 1st Gen Toyota Tundra Aeroshell Build

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02 G1 Insight with many ecomods- 999.6 mile tank @ 105 MPG

The donkey CRX has another epic build, this time with his 1st generation Honda Insight.

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Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car)

Member seifrob made an online tool that overlays a streamlined template on an image of any vehicle to visualize the "ideal" extended low drag shape. Very useful for anyone considering building a drag-reducing Kamm back, full boat tail, box cavity, spoiler, etc.

Started by seifrob in forum: Aerodynamics - 170 replies
Aerodynamic streamline template - online tool (view streamlined extension on any car)

Aerocivic - how to drop your Cd from 0.31 to 0.17 Aerocivic - how to drop your Cd from 0.31 to 0.17

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PICS! Econo Car conversion to Kubota Diesel. 1997 Geo Metro, Kubota D1005 3 cylinder

Planejob is making great progress on dieselizing his Metro. His goal: "I want something that seats 3, sounds like a tractor, gets great mileage, and looks insane (aero mods)." No doubt that's going to happen.

Started by planejob in forum: EcoModding Central - 234 replies
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Paul & Sabrina Paul & Sabrina's cheap DIY 144v motor controller

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Urba Centurion Update - (Kubota diesel, 100+ MPG in mixed driving - Fall 2012 on)

Changzuki describes the progress of this diesel-powered custom car, with Triumph Spitfire manual transmission and rear differential. Top speed from the 850 cc Kubota is 65 mph, and it's returning 100+ MPG in mixed driving.

Started by changzuki in forum: EcoModding Central - 625 replies
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Arduino controlled automatically actuated grill block Arduino controlled automatically actuated grill block

Here's the idea: Use an arduino to monitor temperature and output commands to a simple electric door lock actuator. This actuator will close and open the grill block door. Originally started back in 2009, this project sputtered out when the first design didn't work well. The 2012 redesign looks much better.

Started by Daox in forum: Aerodynamics - 167 replies

Efficient, cheap beaters! Used car ads: 35 mpg highway or more for $1500 or less

People often sign up on the forum seeking advice on cheap, economical beaters. The purpose of this thread is to go beyond the hypothetical, and post actual ads of actual available cars. They're out there, people. (Our non-North American members should feel free to laugh at our concept of 'efficient' little cars.)

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Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap Commercially produced aerodynamic pickup bed cap

Brett Herndon is a genuine craftsman who has combined his skill in clay modeling with his knowledge of aerodynamics to produce a professional quality aerodynamic truck cap which will literally pay for itself in gas savings. It's unlike anything you've seen before: it can be used as a big hatchback, transformed into a conventional box cap, or have its top removed to make room for oversize loads. Brett is taking his handiwork into commercial production, and is a success story waiting to happen.

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Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck) Buy a trailer (instead of a pickup truck)

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1997 Civic CX to HX engine/VX trans swap! 63 MPG @ 62 MPH 1997 Civic CX to HX engine/VX trans swap! 63 MPG @ 62 MPH

When his 1997 Civic CX engine needed a lot of work, turbovr41991 decided to spend his repair time doing something different: he picked up a rusty Civic HX and swapped over the more efficient lean burn engine instead, and went with the more efficient gearing of the Civic VX. With a few other modifications in place, the car is returning seriously impressive highway fuel economy.

Started by turbovr41991 in forum: EcoModding Central - 181 replies

2005 Prius engine into 1986 MR2: mk1 1nzfxe Prius swap (gas only)

Mr220v informs us that used Prius engines are dirt cheap, and therefore fun to experiment with! He swapped one into an MR2, and using the Prius variable cam timing/Atkinson design, he now has variable compression on demand, via a push-button. He's still working out tuning, but fuel economy has gone up a healthy amount, from ~30 to 37 mpg (US).

Started by mr220v in forum: Success Stories - 111 replies
2005 Prius engine into 1986 MR2: mk1 1nzfxe Prius swap (gas only)

Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics! Notable eco-cars (old & new) spotted in the wild: post your pics!

Check out interesting and rare eco-cars that people have stumbled across, and share findings of your own!

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Echo-Troll Modding Thread (2005 Toyota Echo)

Follow the progress of an extensive aeromodding project on a 2005 Toyota Echo 1.5L , 5-speed. EPA : 30 City \ 38 HWY \ 33 Combined MPG (US). Modified MPG: 60 to 75 MPG in a 4.3 mile commute \ 60 to 67 mpg on the highway.

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