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Old 06-19-2017, 03:35 AM   #1111 (permalink)
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I don't see the Lotus Elise being much of an eco car, but I would kill for one.
Considering its size, weight, and the use of an off-the-shelf engine, it's still quite eco if you compare it to other cars designed with a similar purpose in mind. and let's suppose that a sole commuter had the chance to fit one with a wider-ratio transmission, it would be still more efficient than a regular compact car fitted with the very same drivetrain in the same operating scenario.

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:50 AM   #1112 (permalink)
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i saw a Tesla Model S on my trip.

but also a crapton of american cars because of a meet next to the camping.

Here in finland we have a cult following of 'murican guzzlers
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I found this local old eco car,
If we're going with old eco cars, I have one. I'll hunt it down and post it soon. It was, I believe the economy car of the manufactuer's lineup at the time.

It's the oldest (~50 years) truly daily driven car in my little city. I'm always shocked when I see it going down the road, because it's driven even in on our salty winter streets.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:46 PM   #1115 (permalink)
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If we're going with old eco cars, I have one. I'll hunt it down and post it soon. It was, I believe the economy car of the manufactuer's lineup at the time.

It's the oldest (~50 years) truly daily driven car in my little city. I'm always shocked when I see it going down the road, because it's driven even in on our salty winter streets.
That's the name of the topic. (old & new) So when I found one I thought it relevant to share it.

But no I have not bought it. (yet)
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Falcon

The oldest year-round daily driver in my little city:





Not quite as old as I thought at first, it looks to be a 1968 to 1970 model, if Google images is any help.

AND it's a 3-pedal, base model special! Dog dish hubcaps, shifter on the tree.

As much as I like seeing it tooling slowly around town (it's always going slowly when I see it), I had the displeasure of biking behind it one day, and oh man, the fumes! Made me appreciate modern emissions controls.

Fuel economy?

I'm not sure what engines were available in 1968-70, but according to Wiki, Ford marketed two "Mileagemaker" inline 6-cylinders in the previous generation Falcons.
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Ford boasted of the good fuel economy achieved by the six-cylinder Ford Falcon models in advertising. The fuel economy was good, a claimed 30 mpg‑US (7.8 L/100 km; 36 mpg‑imp),[10] compared to other American cars at the time.


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Ford also promoted that in a Mobilgas economy run, the Falcon got 32.5mpg.[12]
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_F...(North_America)

There are a half dozen 60's Falcons on Fuelly, averaging 15-18 mpg US.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:20 PM   #1117 (permalink)
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For a while I thought it was a Mustang with an early Falcon rear clip.
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Funny you should say that. I see Mustang lines in it too.
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:59 PM   #1119 (permalink)
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Canadian Falcon, eh?

Frankly the Mustang started as a Falcon with the cowl moved back 6". Less interior and a long hood sold like hotcakes.

It's lacking the fake side scoop.
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:35 AM   #1120 (permalink)
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While not my brand, Falcon's are cool little eco-cars. Most people forget that they were considered "grandma cars" back in the day. The straight 6 was considered very fuel efficient. Because the non eco-cars had big blocks!

Actually, I have a neighbor who's got a '64 Falcon. His is stone stock and still runs great unrestored after all these years.

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