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Old 12-15-2009, 12:14 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MadisonMPG View Post
What to look for in an "ecomodding" car.

4/5/6 speed (standard) with a pretty steep overdrive
3/4 cylinder, under 2.5L
lowish Cd
Under 2200 lbs preferably under 2000lbs

Older diesel VW's are a good choice too, pretty much anything diesel with surpass the gas "brother" in MPGs.
So what about a 2.5L V6, which would have more torque at lower RPM than a 2.5L I4? Allowing for more loading and lower RPMs during short shifting, making acceleration more efficient... (Chrysler has both.)
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