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MetroMPG 04-05-2009 09:01 PM

Any random comments you've gotten about your car's ecomods?
I'm not sure if it's the Kammback or the front wheel skirt, but a lot more people have been craning their necks or stopping in their tracks (pedestrians) to get a glimpse of the weird black car since those two mods. I've seen more than a couple big smiles and outright laughter from passengers in passing cars .

More comments from people than there used to be too, so I decided to start a list of things people have said.

Previous comments, noted in this thread:
  • "Making a batmobile?"
  • "Hey, looks like a CRX."
  • "Is that [Kammback] to expand your trunk space?"
  • "At first glance i thought it was some sort of new hybred [sic]." from this thread

Comments today:

  • "What kind of car is that? Is it French? Is it one of those Citroens?"
  • "Is that wheel cover for aerodynamics? Are you a professional engineer?" (Me: No. Definitely an amateur!)
And because I often charge the 12v battery(/batteries) with a solar panel when not using the alternator...

  • "Is that an electric car?"

wagonman76 04-05-2009 10:55 PM

Not many people said anything about my Celebrity for a long time except a few coworkers who knew I had been working on it. But the day I added the wheel covers, it was like I turned on a switch saying "look at me". Half the people at work, people at gas stations, parking lots, everyone seemed to notice. I tell them it all adds up for fuel savings.

1337 04-06-2009 12:24 AM

Whenever people ride in my car, I _always_ get questions about the scangauge. Some people try to touch it and figure it out, others just ask what it is.

I tell them it's the car geek equivalent of an iPhone. It's the OBD-II device to end all OBD-II devices, just like the iPhone is the phone to end all phones.

Frank Lee 04-06-2009 02:25 AM

I had complete strangers comment "Is that the car that had the skirts?" A YEAR AFTER I TOOK THE SKIRTS OFF!

MetroMPG 04-10-2009 06:13 PM

Comments received about the Blackfly
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Found this on the windshield this morning. Funny, but not overly original (had a passerby call it the Batmobile already). Hmm... maybe it was the same person...

Note placement under a wiperless arm. :)

Johnny Mullet 04-10-2009 08:57 PM

I get most of my comments due to the "57 MPG" sticker on the back and the airtabs. I thought of removing the airtabs, but not yet sure. When I had it plugged in at work, a few people asked about the "Electric car" out back.

Cd 04-10-2009 10:01 PM

I wish I had you guys carefree attitude. I hate being laughed at. ( which happens almost every day in my case.)

groar 04-11-2009 06:52 PM

I love that "batmobile Junior" comment :thumbup:

Cd, when I see people smiling while seeing my car, I interpret it as their consent they ignore what it's about :p
Even in Citroen's country, aerodynamic is a secret... and prius & insight looks aren't appreciated.
I'm thinking about drawing a big "4 L/100" on the skirts.


skyl4rk 04-11-2009 10:18 PM

I was mocking up a wingtail today, and my wife said: "I'm not riding in that thing, its embarrassing!"


wagonman76 04-12-2009 01:58 AM

Batmobile Junior, I like that!

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