Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2014, 06:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
No Lex, porsche, bmw?!?!?! No Pilot, highlander, range rover?!?!?

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
Hydrogen > EV
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW Ohio, United States
Posts: 2,017

Snow White and the 6.2 Dwarfs - '11 Chevrolet Corvette LT2
Last 3: 26.46 mpg (US)

Silver Flea - '05 Honda Insight
90 day: 58.96 mpg (US)
Thanks: 981
Thanked 383 Times in 279 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
No Lex, porsche, bmw?!?!?! No Pilot, highlander, range rover?!?!?
Those were the tops. Report I was accessing gave list and numbers, none of the others mentioned :/
__________________





Best Tanks:
Mustang - 54.83 mpg (US) at the Green Grand Prix
Insight - 82.91966 mpg (US) over 818.5 miles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 60

Eye catcher - '14 Ford Mustang GT
90 day: 17.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by sarguy01 View Post
I wonder how much weight they could strip down by removing all of the power this, electric that, etc. Back up cameras are nice, but really? It's not just Ford, they all do it. I need a radio and AC for the kids. Power locks and windows are good too. GPS, 17 speakers, steering wheel heaters, etc; it's a truck! Their purpose is to haul stuff and pull trailers, not to commute to work everyday.

If I am going to spend $30-50k+ on a vehicle, I am going to use it for what it was designed to do. Then again, I'd buy a really used one and save the rest of my money.
That's what the xl trim is made for. However I don't think they're all that much lighter. My friend's xlt crew cab with a few options weighs in at about 5700 pounds
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
My 99 F150 stripper was right at 3800 and my Ranger is around 2900.

regards
Mech
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 10:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sarguy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 468

Mazda5 - '12 Mazda 5
90 day: 25.22 mpg (US)

Big D - '11 Dodge Durango Crew
90 day: 18.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 86
Thanked 86 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gk_ghig14 View Post
That's what the xl trim is made for. However I don't think they're all that much lighter. My friend's xlt crew cab with a few options weighs in at about 5700 pounds
5,700 is still up there. That's 3,300 pounds heavier than my Civic...wow, I just put that into perspective for myself!!

But imagine a car, like a Civic, Versa, etc. They are much lighter and those electronic items could make a bit of a difference.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 10:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sarguy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 468

Mazda5 - '12 Mazda 5
90 day: 25.22 mpg (US)

Big D - '11 Dodge Durango Crew
90 day: 18.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 86
Thanked 86 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Mechanic View Post
My 99 F150 stripper was right at 3800 and my Ranger is around 2900.

regards
Mech
These are both single cabs, correct?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 10:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
Single Cabs, strippers, but with AC, which I hardly ever use, rubber floor mats. I paid $13.5k for the F150, brand new, used it to build a house and then sold it. The Ranger was $1650.

regards
Mech
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to user removed For This Useful Post:
sarguy01 (03-14-2014)
Old 03-15-2014, 03:25 AM   #18 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 60

Eye catcher - '14 Ford Mustang GT
90 day: 17.39 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
A lot of the weight comes from fords massive over engineering. Just look at how massive their frames are. To put the f150 even more into perspective, my 2012 ram crew cab was only about 5300 pounds, 400 less than my friend's truck with the same options. I forget how much chevy/gmc weigh now but a few years ago I think they were around 4400 for the regular cab version.

I think every car would be able to squeak out 1-2 mpg better if companies would use lighter weight materials. My non power passenger seat alone weighs about 40 pounds, and my power driver seat is 60 pounds. 100 pounds just from 2 seats. I don't think it would cost ford that much money(in the grand scheme) to use aluminum for the seat mounts, sliders, and seat frames instead of steel

I honestly have no clue how my 2 door mustang can be a good 1200 pounds heavier than your civic, when they're both similar size. Even a corvette weighs more than your civic

Edit: as far as features go, a '14 base model auto civic weighs 2811 and a ex-l with nav auto weighs 2930 according(no pun intended) to Honda
__________________


Last edited by gk_ghig14; 03-15-2014 at 03:49 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 07:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,927
Thanks: 877
Thanked 2,018 Times in 1,302 Posts
The original Mustang was a dollar a pound at $2395. Lighter than a Z car. My 37 Ford coupe weighed right at 2500. The new Mirage proves you can build light and strong but most people think a small light car is a death trap. I've driven cars that were legal in the US and weighed barely over 1000 pounds and survived to draw Social Security.

regards
Mech
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 07:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
sarguy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 468

Mazda5 - '12 Mazda 5
90 day: 25.22 mpg (US)

Big D - '11 Dodge Durango Crew
90 day: 18.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 86
Thanked 86 Times in 53 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by gk_ghig14 View Post
A lot of the weight comes from fords massive over engineering. Just look at how massive their frames are. To put the f150 even more into perspective, my 2012 ram crew cab was only about 5300 pounds, 400 less than my friend's truck with the same options. I forget how much chevy/gmc weigh now but a few years ago I think they were around 4400 for the regular cab version.

I think every car would be able to squeak out 1-2 mpg better if companies would use lighter weight materials. My non power passenger seat alone weighs about 40 pounds, and my power driver seat is 60 pounds. 100 pounds just from 2 seats. I don't think it would cost ford that much money(in the grand scheme) to use aluminum for the seat mounts, sliders, and seat frames instead of steel

I honestly have no clue how my 2 door mustang can be a good 1200 pounds heavier than your civic, when they're both similar size. Even a corvette weighs more than your civic

Edit: as far as features go, a '14 base model auto civic weighs 2811 and a ex-l with nav auto weighs 2930 according(no pun intended) to Honda
My 05 weighs in at 24xx...a Civic gained 400 pounds in 9 years!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com