View Single Post
Old 05-09-2018, 07:51 PM   #162 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
redpoint5's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,257

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 26.38 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 28.5 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,778
Thanked 3,202 Times in 2,383 Posts
Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
Ecomodding a vehicle is just as possible as turning a jeep into a more off road capable, on road death trap.
The misinformation in car forums is just about universal, and people all tend to have the same "gotta pay to play" attitude unless you're in a Hyundai Accent forum. My Acura TSX has one of the most aerodynamic profiles, but there is no interest in getting good fuel economy in that forum, and they still think a CAI and clean air filter are essential to getting the highest MPGs. Same attitude in my Dodge pickup forum. They all want 4.10 gearing so they can drag race with a trailer rather than get better fuel economy.

I sold the Jeep Liberty primarily because it's a Jeep, and expensive repairs are an inevitable part of Jeep ownership. I was also unimpressed with the 19 MPG I was getting and terrible auto transmission. It was slightly better offroad than the Subaru Legacy (2.2L manual) I had that got 30 MPG, but only due to better ground clearance and a low range gearbox.
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator

Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote