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Old 03-13-2008, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
AXMonster
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The AXe - SOLD - '97 Citroen Citroen AX 1.1i 5 Door
90 day: 46.78 mpg (US)

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English newb

Hi all,

Found this site yesterday after a bit of surfing for FE tips. What a great resource.

I've always been into eco driving. Many years ago I had an old VW Passat GX5 with a vacuum operated MPG guage that I could regularly get +36mpg(US) out of its 2 litre engine

Currently I have a 1.1i monopoint Citroen AX for the long commute to work as gas prices here are now at 1.09 a litre ($8.30 for a US gallon) so eco is very necessarry!!

I used to work for Ford as a powertrain development/calibration engineer on the small diesel car product line, so have 10 years experience of engine management systems, emissions testing, FE and other related stuff.

I'll be undertaking the basic mods to the AX to increase mileage, then looking at options for going even further in the future.
I want to keep the car as stock looking as possible, so boat tails and the like are out.

I currently achieve 52mpg in UK gallons, which is just over 43 USmpg.

Looking forward to learning more from you all

Steve

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Last edited by AXMonster; 03-27-2008 at 06:09 AM.. Reason: Figures corrected :)
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