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Owner: Eddles
Eddles's Astra: 2001 Vauxhall Astra ECO4
Displacement: 1.7 L
Fuel type: diesel
Transmission: manual
Curb weight: 2650 lbs
Coefficient of drag: 0.284
Frontal area: 0 sq.ft.
Description: Already modified by factory - areodynamic spoiler, underbody covers, thin tyres, high pressure tyres, low rolling resistance tyres, low ratio gears:

1st = 3.73:1 (as per standard 1.7)
2nd = 1.96:1 (as per standard 1.7)
3rd = 1.67:1 (as per standard 1.7)
4th = 1.13:1 (normally 1.95:1)
5th = 0.85:1 (normally 1.76:1)

Standard Astra MK4 Cd = 0.308
ECO4 Astra MK4 Cd = 0.284

This car is apparently capable of doing 120 MPGus/144 MPGuk but I don't have independent verification of this:

GM (at the bottom)
Build Thread:
Current Mods: Rear seat delete
Spare tyre delete
High pressure tyres
Aerial mast delete
Parcel shelf delete
Rear wiper delete
Passenger seat delete
Cruise control install

Planned Mods: Rear wiper motor delete
Passenger side mirror delete
Fix spoiler (half done)
Low rolling resistance tyres
Aerial base delete (rubber perished)
MPGuino install
Official Fuel Economy Ratings
EPA city 30.9 mpg(US)
EPA highway 53 mpg(US)
EPA combined 42.2 mpg(US)

Actual Fuel Economy Performance
Lifetime 60.65 mpg(US)
Last 3 tanks 62.27 mpg(US)
90 days 61.03 mpg(US)
View Fuel Log
Last updated: Jul 31, 2010

(Created: 2009-04-21 07:35:36 / Modified: 2010-08-13 12:11:56)

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