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Old 11-20-2013, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Adelaide, Australia
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F Truck - '77 Ford F100 2x4, single cab, lwb
90 day: 8.75 mpg (US)

Bombodore - '98 Holden Commodore Exec Wagon
90 day: 21.35 mpg (US)

Civic - '93 Honda Civic GL
90 day: 36.62 mpg (US)

Jim The Prius - '09 Toyota Prius
90 day: 36.66 mpg (US)
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Finally a good starting point (EG Civic ecomod journey

Hi guys,

After my wagon got defected (declared unroadworthy by the police) within only a month of getting it back on the road i started looking for a new car, and the obvious choice was always an EG civic, not only is is a much more economical car but its also as lot more fun to drive and has nearly unlimited aftermarket parts availability

Wanted one for many years was the final nail in the coffin, i ended up looking at a couple before picking this up for a measly $1750

It is a bit ricey but pretty straight and seems to have been well looked after, its pretty clean inside and out and runs and drives well

Within a week of buying it the crappy cheap store battery died so i moved my plans for a relocation forward quite a lot and put an Optima in the boot

It is way overkill for this car but i had it laying around, i will probably switch to a much smaller lighter one later

During the swap i removed a few defunct bits (like the battery tray in the engine bay) and also took out the spare tire and associated tools from the boot to make way for the new battery, i havnt weighed it yet but i think the swap would have dropped at least 10kgs (every bit counts right?)

A few days after getting the car my freind informed me of a DC4 teg at the local wreckers so i went and picked up all of the lower control arms, swaybars, brakes and hubs, which should provide a decent stopping upgrade as well as allowing me to hold higher corner speed with the upgraded swaybars

Thats about all for now, first tank i didnt pay any attention to driving economically (ok i thashed it a bit lol) and got just under 33mpg, so plenty of room to improve!

thanks for looking


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