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Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Happy 5th Birthday to EcoModder! (Party loot bags: win prizes! ScanGauges etc.)

EcoModder turned 5 this week - December 3, 2012.

One more lap around the sun!



Birthday cake: By Rev Dan Catt

(Note: not EcoModder's actual birthday cake. No cake was made this year, unlike the real cake made on our 2nd birthday. WARNING: DO NOT attempt to skip cake with an actual 5 year old.)


Birthday Party Prizes


We're celebrating by giving away a few prizes...
  • ScanGauge II: thanks to Linear Logic for offering to sponsor our birthday party by giving away a ScanGauge II. It will be awarded at random to one member* who posts in any thread in the forum between 12:01 AM EST (Dec. 3) and 11:59 PM EST 1 week from today (Dec. 14).
  • EcoModder decals: one additional randomly chosen member who posts in the forum in the same time period will receive a free pair of decals.
* ... only members who joined on or before Dec 2, 2012 can win.

So, Happy Birthday to us! And as always, thanks to everyone -- moderators and members alike -- who make EcoModder worth celebrating.

Contest results to be posted [here] later.


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Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,790
Thanked 6,626 Times in 3,437 Posts
Some EM birthday type factoids:

FIRST PUBLIC POST:

The very first public post made after the forum went "live" on Dec. 3, 2007 to the whole interwires was post #3 in this thread:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea....html#post1263

(The thread itself was started by Ben (SVOboy) before the site was actually open. The actual very first post -- #1 in the database -- was made in the moderators special secret area on November 15, 2007 -- EM's "unofficial birthday".)
FIRST PUBLIC THREAD:

The first thread started by someone other than an admin/moderator after launch was, appropriately:http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...oline-177.html
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Gee, and I thought the "Fifth" was of Jim Beam (wink,wink).
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Happy Birthday, EM!

I'm celebrating having seen at least two of these birthday cycles pass, personally.

(I missed the first two, I think.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
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Five years old - congratulations!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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90 day: 80.53 mpg (US)

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90 day: 59.52 mpg (US)
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Wow, 5 years, congrats

I've only been here since 2010, though.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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90 day: 44.63 mpg (US)

Elantra GT - '05 Hyundai Elantra GT
90 day: 29.13 mpg (US)

Silverado HD - '11 Chevrolet 3500 HD
90 day: 11.87 mpg (US)

2008 Trailvoy - '08 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS
90 day: 14.96 mpg (US)

Ambie - '06 Ford Taurus SEL
90 day: 23.85 mpg (US)

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Love this site and so glad it's here! Been here for 4 years but read more than I post. (Woot! This is number 14! A whopping 4.67 per year! I have done 90k miles with this site though.)
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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who is the oldest active (defined as 2 posts a month?) member???


oh yeah....

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http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've been here since almost the beginning... Happy Birthday!
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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defined as 2 posts a month?
I might not even be active time to time, as I rarely posted anything outside the Motorcycle section. But last week we bought a (not red, but golden) Yaris, so who knows

(And the first, Japanese version's firmware keeps resetting trip mpg at every single stop! So any kind of SG would be welcome )

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