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Old 01-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
...so sought after by some hypermilers. The hypermilers who purposely choose pre-OBDII cars so they can swap older, higher-polluting engines in and strip heavy OBDII junk out.
Hypermiling = driving techniques.

Choice of car = choice of car.

Mods = mods.

Separate items, I would say.

The thread title is unnecessarily broad and inflammatory, something I'd expect to see in certain mainstream media, or on other forums/blogs that want to broadly bash the entire concept of saving fuel.

Note I'm not disagreeing with the ideas in your post. Just the "throwing the baby out with the bathwater" generalization of the title.

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