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


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2020, 03:16 PM   #91 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: WV
Posts: 1,264

IGL - '04 Saturn Ion
Team Saturn
90 day: 56.19 mpg (US)

grayOS (personal use) - '19 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES
90 day: 30.71 mpg (US)
Thanks: 58
Thanked 305 Times in 236 Posts
I’ll give that. The Outlander Sport that I bought doesn’t have dynamic performance anywhere near my Saturn, and the mileage isn’t even in the same field unless you’re comparing city only. As car guys, we *can* modify them to make up their shortcomings, can’t we?

__________________
My current Ecotec project...


My last Ecotec project...
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-31-2020, 03:38 PM   #92 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,132
Thanks: 5,651
Thanked 6,578 Times in 5,303 Posts
Quote:
These distinctions are getting ridiculous. Apparently there's a difference between a hatchback, and a liftback, and both of those are different than a station wagon how?
The station wagon has a lower rear gate. Hatchback/liftback? Prolly the angle of the glass. Liftback includes my Dasher and the Chevy Nova. Others?

]
jalopnik.com: Build Of The Week: This Lifted Prius Trolls Jeeps

Note: Longer A-arms. Your other option is to air-bag it so it will lay frame.
__________________

."Once men turned their thinking over to machines thinking this would set them free. This only allowed other men with machines to enslave them." Frank Herbert
____________________

Sadhguru: Yesterday isn't good or bad, it's gone.
____________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (01-31-2020)
Old 01-31-2020, 06:08 PM   #93 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: WV
Posts: 1,264

IGL - '04 Saturn Ion
Team Saturn
90 day: 56.19 mpg (US)

grayOS (personal use) - '19 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES
90 day: 30.71 mpg (US)
Thanks: 58
Thanked 305 Times in 236 Posts
My Outlander Sport, being based on the Lancer platform, has stuff like coilovers available to drop it quite a bit. I’ve seen pics of them tucking a smaller than stock tire. At that point it appears like a Lancer wagon if I’m honest
__________________
My current Ecotec project...


My last Ecotec project...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2020, 06:54 PM   #94 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,132
Thanks: 5,651
Thanked 6,578 Times in 5,303 Posts
"Outlander Sport low rider" doesn't return a result as a search term. But you can do a lot with tire cross sections. My Superbeetle has stock 165-15 on the front and 165/50-15 on the front.
Quote:
145/65-R15 vs 165/50-R15 Tire Comparison - Tire Size ...
https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc...5r15-165-50r15
165/50-R15 tires are 0.93 inches (23.5 mm) smaller in diameter than 145/65-R15 tires and the speedometer difference is 4.1%
Cal Look uses 145 in front (similar to lowriders) and 165s in back. The 165/50 has much more contact patch. Adds about 2 1/2" drop. (The trick to a hot VW is stock engine and undersized front tires. It's good for +10-12% more top end. )
__________________

."Once men turned their thinking over to machines thinking this would set them free. This only allowed other men with machines to enslave them." Frank Herbert
____________________

Sadhguru: Yesterday isn't good or bad, it's gone.
____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 06:27 AM   #95 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,201

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)

Dieselgate - '14 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI
90 day: 38.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 157
Thanked 1,233 Times in 843 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The station wagon has a lower rear gate. Hatchback/liftback? Prolly the angle of the glass. Liftback includes my Dasher and the Chevy Nova. Others?
Liftbacks are getting popular in luxury 4 door “coupes”

A5 Sportback



430i Grand Coupe

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JSH For This Useful Post:
freebeard (02-01-2020)
Old 02-01-2020, 06:38 AM   #96 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,201

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)

Dieselgate - '14 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI
90 day: 38.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 157
Thanked 1,233 Times in 843 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
These distinctions are getting ridiculous. Apparently there's a difference between a hatchback, and a liftback, and both of those are different than a station wagon how?
Hatchback vs wagon is the length behind the rear wheels. A wagon is sedan length with a near vertical hatch. It has more cargo volume than the sedan. A hatchback is shorter than a wagon with a near vertical hatch. It gives the cargo volume of the sedan in a shorter vehicle.

A lift back is basically a sedan profile with a hatch

A VW Jetta is a sedan
A VW Golf is a hatchback
A VW Golf Sportwagon is a wagon
A Audi A5 Sportback is a lift back

All are built on the same platform
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JSH For This Useful Post:
freebeard (02-01-2020), Xist (02-04-2020)
Old 02-01-2020, 02:05 PM   #97 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,132
Thanks: 5,651
Thanked 6,578 Times in 5,303 Posts
An interesting outlier:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_...nd_generation)
I'd go with liftback since it doesn't have a tail gate.

edit:
On second thought, maybe it's a shooting brake
Quote:
Several other cars have been described by journalists as shooting brakes, including the 1998 BMW Z3 Coupé (and associated M Coupé model),[35][36][37] 2005 Dodge Magnum Station Wagon,[38][39][40] 2006 Renault Altica concept car,[41] 2008 Mini Clubman,[42] 2011 Fisker Surf concept car[43] and 2011 Ferrari FF.[44][45]
Wikipedia doesn't mention them but I'd classify the Volvo P-1800ES, MGB-GT and VW Type III Variant as volume production shooting brakes.


That's not a hatch, that's a Safari window!
__________________

."Once men turned their thinking over to machines thinking this would set them free. This only allowed other men with machines to enslave them." Frank Herbert
____________________

Sadhguru: Yesterday isn't good or bad, it's gone.
____________________

Last edited by freebeard; 02-01-2020 at 02:18 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 02:38 PM   #98 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,201

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)

Dieselgate - '14 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI
90 day: 38.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 157
Thanked 1,233 Times in 843 Posts
The Magnum is a classic wagon

A shooting brake seems to be just a 2 door wagon. Or just another way for a manufacturer to call a wagon anything but a wagon because wagons are uncool.

The wagon in almost dead in the USA. Certainly the affordable ones. My Jetta wagon is the last affordable wagon I can think of and VW killed it and the Golf last year.

Last edited by JSH; 02-01-2020 at 05:24 PM.. Reason: To many typos
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 03:07 PM   #99 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 20,132
Thanks: 5,651
Thanked 6,578 Times in 5,303 Posts
Quote:
The Magnum is a classic wagon
It does have four doors, but doesn't have a tailgate.
Quote:
A shooting brake seems to be just a 2 door wagon.
Wikipedia calls the Chevy Nomad [2004 concept] a shooting brake.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Present-day definition

There is no universally agreed definition of a shooting brake, however the common themes are the coupé and station wagon body styles, and the historical usage of the vehicle for hunting trips.[46][47][48] Descriptions of the body style include:

"A sleek wagon with two doors and sports-car panache, its image entangled with European aristocracy, fox hunts and baying hounds".[7]
"A cross between an estate and a coupé".[49]
"Essentially a two-door station wagon".[50]
__________________

."Once men turned their thinking over to machines thinking this would set them free. This only allowed other men with machines to enslave them." Frank Herbert
____________________

Sadhguru: Yesterday isn't good or bad, it's gone.
____________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2020, 05:14 PM   #100 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,201

Adventure Seeker - '04 Chevy Astro - Campervan
90 day: 17.3 mpg (US)

Dieselgate - '14 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI
90 day: 38.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 157
Thanked 1,233 Times in 843 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
It does have four doors, but doesn't have a tailgate.
Wagons don't have to have a tailgate. They can and American wagons had them way back when but they disappeared in the 70's or 80's. My parents 9 passenger Oldsmobile wagon from the 70's had a gate. My 1990 Chevy Cavalier wagon did not nor did either of my VW Jetta Wagons.


Even back in the 70's European wagons didn't have tailgates. Volvo is known for their wagons and I can't think of one with a tailgate.

1972 Volvo 145 Wagon


Volvo 240 Wagon



One of my favorite wagons before the current fade to angle the rear window and trade cargo room for "style"

Volvo V70R


Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Wikipedia calls the Chevy Nomad [2004 concept] a shooting brake
I can buy that. It is a two door wagon.


Last edited by JSH; 02-01-2020 at 05:27 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com