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Old 03-04-2010, 12:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Racer XD - '06 Hyundi Elantra GT
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90 day: 33.26 mpg (US)

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I have also been looking in to getting an old beetle to fix up myself. But have had many ideas so far. First I was thinking to swap engines with a used Toyota engine sitting in my dads garage to give it more power and speed. Then was thinking about just keeping the stock flat 4. Then just recently thought what about an engine from a smart car cuz they both are rear engine rear wheel drive. Maybe the turbo diesel (70mpg US) or just the gas (41mpg). The diesel would have almost the same amount of power as the stock engine (they only make they for Europe), and the gas would have just a pit more power.

I really just want a project car. Something I can drive daily if I want. I would like to have the extra power of the bigger engine. Just for all around peppy performance and some good FE.
2006 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L (Manual)
Weapon-R secret weapon intake with ram air kit ScanGauge Belly Pan City 27 mpg - Highway 34 mpg City 23 mpg - Highway 31 mpg - Combined 26 mpg

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