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Old 05-09-2018, 05:54 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Is that a really a thing? A different kind of "virtue-signalling"?
For sure. Check out most any enthusiast car forum and the mantra is "you gotta pay to play". In other words, automotive choice is important in projecting your image, and "cheapskate" undermines that image. Also, nothing can be done to improve fuel economy; the car gets what it gets.

I was attempting to help the discussion in a Jeep forum where a member was asking for ways to improve FE. All of the comments wrote me off, or dismissed saving fuel as possible or even worthwhile. All of their assumptions were either wrong, or mostly unhelpful (install a CAI, replace the air filter).
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