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Old 02-21-2019, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm Cuda47 from France.
40 yers old and interested by this forum to have more information.

Actually, i have a Renault convertible with a 2.0 turbo engine. I'm colse to 30 mpg with a daily se (2 x 17 km with cold start).

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For people who does not know the model, it is like this car:


I bought a Turbogauge to improve the fuel consumption, but, for me it does not match well...
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These are very rare in Brazil, IIRC they were only imported in 2007.
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I'm colse to 30 mpg with a daily se (2 x 17 km with cold start).
I would start with (partially) blocking your radiator and/or grille.
Also, if have a place to plug in you may want to invest in an electric heater for your engine, then in insulating the engine bay.
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Blocking the radiator grill improve the engine heating, i would say, the engine is warming quicker.
For aerodynamic impact, it is poor.

I'm looking for the next car, not easy because i love tis convertible... But i need a car more daily use (more inside place), like a wagon or un van....
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I'm looking for the next car, not easy because i love tis convertible... But i need a car more daily use (more inside place), like a wagon or un van....
Even though a convertible might look cool, the unsuitability of a roof rack to expand the cargo capacity on demand becomes a PITA sometimes. Well, if it wasn't for some restrictions to the traffic of Diesel-powered vehicles according to emissions certification, I guess a 1.5dCi Mégane II Grandtour would be a good replacement...
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Yes, this car is on the list....

If i "take the way" of Diesel, the 1.6 Peugeot / Citroen should be ok, and the 1.5 Renault too.
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If i "take the way" of Diesel, the 1.6 Peugeot / Citroen should be ok, and the 1.5 Renault too.
Even though their basic designs might be pointed out as quite ancient by now, these are great engines.

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