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Old 08-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings from England

Hello Ecomodders,

I've eyed up information on this forum a few times and found it to be both interesting and useful so thought it was about time I sign up and show my support.

Look forward to exploring the forums and getting inspiration for any relatively cheap and easy mods I could do to eek that little bit more out of my car.


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Old 08-03-2012, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum, CJ.

Any plans off the bat?

EDIT: never mind - just checked your vehicle profile - lots of plans there! Looking forward to seeing what you do.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the warm welcome.

Yep, tried to link to my car but obviously with my newbie status it's not allowed yet.

Plenty of plans/ideas, will be taking it slowly though due to financial restraints - looking at buying a house in the coming months which ain't cheap and just owning and running a car here ain't cheap either!

My first step will be to establish a base MPG figure through a combination of manual data crunching and the Scangauge once I get it.

From there it'll probably be one mod at a time. The future mods list in my garage entry is roughly the order I will/would probably do things in.

I'd like to see a minimum of +5mpg with a few basic mods and refined driving style and perhaps target 50+mpg (UK) further down the line.

My cars getting old now and isn't that efficient by today's standards, so with a bit of modding I hope to negate the need (and desire!) to own a more efficient car.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A lot of us here with older cars can still get some pretty great mileage out of our cars, especially because they were made lighter than the tanks of today. When I am driving my 1997 Paseo I can pretty easily top the mileage on my Prius.

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Daox, and you're absolutely right and that is one of the main reasons I detest most modern cars, even the "small" cars are humongous!

I think my Accent is somewhere inbetween the bare minimum days of the early to mid 90s and today's "tanks" as you so rightly put it.

I think it'll mod well and I think aiming for 50mpg (UK) is a realistic and achievable target but I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Made 5 posts now so I think I'm allowed to start including links in posts.

Here's a link to my 2002 Hyundai Accent incase you're interested and/or also an Accent owner - Maximus - 2002 Hyundai Accent

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