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Old 09-09-2008, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by hondaguy72 View Post
That means that most of us would be getting 67-70mpg! I seem to see most here with 25-30% better than epa ratings stickers.
Yep, that's the way I see it too!

I'm not a betting man, but I'd be willing to wager I could easily get 75 MPG...

Hell, I'm getting 40+ MPG out of a high-performance B16A2 w/4.4:1 final gearing!!!

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Old 09-09-2008, 03:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BlackDeuceCoupe View Post
Yep, that's the way I see it too!

I'm not a betting man, but I'd be willing to wager I could easily get 75 MPG...

Hell, I'm getting 40+ MPG out of a high-performance B16A2 w/4.4:1 final gearing!!!
I'm getting 37-39 highway with my 04 Si. It has 4.764 final so there's room for improvement!
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Guess what car is currently the most efficient one sold in the Australian market?

Ford Fiesta Econetic.

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic - Australia's most fuel efficient car

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – October 16, 2009: Ford Australia today set a new fuel efficiency benchmark for the auto industry in this country by introducing Australia's most fuel efficient car – the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic.

With a combined fuel consumption rating of just 3.7 litres per 100 kilometres (64 mpg US / 76 mpg Imp), the fuel efficiency of Fiesta ECOnetic surpasses all other vehicles currently on sale in Australia, including petrol/electric hybrid models.

Ford ecomodded the regular Fiesta with the addition of an efficient, small (89 hp) diesel, plus the usual round of tweaks most of us are getting used to seeing on "eco" models of regular production cars:
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The diesel is the kiss of death as far as being imported into the US.

The EPA hates diesels.
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The EPA hates diesels.
...not as of 2009 and the TDI Jetta, etc.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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American companies were said not to believe diesel had a mass production future in the USA as of 2009.

The future of American cars is most probably electric.
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Who cares. I want the 2.0 ecoboost with a 6 speed manual. Diesel is so overrated.

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Old 10-22-2009, 09:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I think we're getting the Fiesta with a 1.6L 4-banger, same as the Titanium package that EU has.


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The Econetic rocks! hey do a focus in it too! if you want something larger. It recently won an interesting eco-race in 'Autocar' mag. Basically they lined up a gen 3 prius/gen 2 insight/fiesty econetic/opel corsa ecoflex/bmw 116d/smart cdi. gave them a gallon (imp) and a race track and the winner was decided by getting as far as possible on that gallon in an hour. The time limit was put on to stop crawling. the Econetic took it from the BMW, then the corsa and the Smart taking fourth! the Prius and insight brought up the rear. amazing All the cars managed over 50miles before their gallon ran out and all of the were within 1 mile per gallon per hour. shockingly the most powerful car - the beemer was the only one running at the end!

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Is it like the 80-mpg Ford that we couldn't have?

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