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Old 07-21-2009, 02:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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The Golden Egg - '93 Toyota Previa DX
90 day: 31.91 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57 mpg (US)

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The golden egg is blushing at your inadvertent compliment. She weighs a sprightly 3800lbs. I'm fairly certain she won't be lifting off at highway speeds.

Or perhaps you're right and I'm going to be the proud owner of the first ever STOL minivan.

Isn't lift unavoidable when streamlining? The shape is a wing after all. Or are you referring to keeping the underbelly pointing down so as not to create pressure under the car? I suppose added to the lift, that would start to really add up.

The Previa is already nose down because I have removed all the rear seats so if that's the idea, I'm good.

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