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calfianu 06-08-2011 04:51 PM

Hi everybody
 
Hello, I am Calin Alfianu, I am a Romanian living in Italy.
I am glad to see how many people are preoccupied by efficient cars in general, aerodynamics in special.
I don't have nor time, neither the space to do some homework (I would like to have), but I am playing a bit in virtual world...I cannot post a link yet...

I am driving an 2001 2.0 DTI Opel Astra (G) and I have some ideas to improve the aerodynamic of this car. I like this style, but unfortunately these days nobody designs like this, everybody gone crazy with "golf style". Still there are some Focus (in fact Focus went crazy too) and latest model of Civic. I prefer the "sportback" of Ciroen Xantia, Alfa Romeo 146, Citroen Xara when is about of compact 4 doors. I will not include many coupes I like a lot...

Have a great day!

Weather Spotter 06-08-2011 07:57 PM

Welcome!
take a look at our wiki for mod ideas and user results:
Car MPG Efficiency Modifications Main - EcoModder

blade 06-08-2011 08:34 PM

welcome to em

calfianu 01-31-2012 02:58 PM

My car looks like this: http://img810.imageshack.us/img810/9...bumpicphpw.jpg

The virtual tentative: http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/7971/albumecomod.jpg

calfianu 01-31-2012 04:22 PM

https://picasaweb.google.com/1107545...roject_Bullet#
My sailplane cockpit car concepts.

ronaldmspacey 02-02-2012 09:54 PM

Welcome! just another new guy join here.

EricRyan 02-02-2012 11:41 PM

Welcome. I don't know the average temperatures in Italy, but if it stays cool enough, you could easily block off the upper grill completely.

calfianu 02-04-2012 07:42 AM

Is not only a question of temperature. In that area is placed the engine air inlet and I prefer to be in a high pressure zone and also a small lever pops out to completely open the hood. If I block everything, I need to cut a slot to permit the lever to come out.
Thanks for your comment.

calfianu 04-18-2012 04:02 PM

Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - calfianu's Album: Astra G 2.0 DTI

calfianu 01-01-2013 04:37 PM

I had to change my car. Now I drive a Ford Focus 2008 Titanium 2.0 CDTI 136 HP
Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - calfianu's Album: My new Ford Focus - Picture


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