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Old 06-17-2017, 01:41 AM   #128 (permalink)
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Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 46.77 mpg (US)
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'58 Chevy wagon. Period kustom, but with a 235 six, Corvette Blue Flame induction and mild cam, three on the tree with that Borg-Warner overdrive box. Split the manifold and add Smithy's pipes. Maybe 25mpg highway, but then again if I'm able to do it in a 9-passenger wagon, that's not out of line with today's 7-seaters anyway, plus it's dripping with personality.

If we're talking more pointedly eco-cars, it would be an EK Honda hatch with HX drivetrain, lowered about an inch on adjustable coilovers and corner balanced, riding on four wheel discs and the lightest wheels I could find.

For pure performance, the Chevy SS hits me just right. Mag ride and stick, no need for the aftermarket.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
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