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Old 05-30-2008, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
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Wicked Wanda - '99 VW Beetle GLS
90 day: 29.59 mpg (US)

Green Monster - '99 Ford Explorer Sport
90 day: 16.73 mpg (US)

Dad's Taxi - '99 Honda Odyssey EX
90 day: 24.23 mpg (US)
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Thumbs up Hello from NH!

What a great site! I bought a '99 Beetle at auction to save on gas and stop putting miles on my '99 Honda Odyssee. I'm just getting started trying to get better mileage.. I've already made a huge adjustment to the nut behind the wheel. I used to drive 75mph to and from work, and now I usually drive 60. every day I get less concerned about all the vehicles passing me and the looks I sometimes get.

I wish I'd done a little more homework before buying the Beetle. The stock Cd is 0.39!!! I've been looking around trying to figure out how to make it better and found a couple of good articles:

I'm going to start with a roof spoiler and then move on to some kind of lower mounted wing. I'd like to build something like the wing in the second article, but the wife would have a fit!

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