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Old 05-25-2015, 08:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
vskid3
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5k miles a year? With so little driving, keeping mods cheap will be necessary to break even within a reasonable time/before they wear out. Doing a lot of work might require you to think of this as more of a hobby than a means to spend the least amount of money. As for tires, I would go with the cheapest ones that will fulfill your needs. Spending extra for tires with 60 or 70k warranties won't matter much because they'll likely dry rot before wearing out.

Your light foot may actually be hurting you when it comes to accelerating, but it can be hard to tell. Does the car have any kind of mileage instrumentation that shows instant or average MPG? If not, a Scangauge or Ultragauge (I personally would recommend the Ultragauge) would be a good first mod.
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