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


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-01-2020, 05:32 PM   #101 (permalink)
JSH
AKA - Jason
 
JSH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 2,053

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: 143
Thanked 1,182 Times in 802 Posts
Way before my time but the 1960's Volvo P220 Wagon had a tailgate. No doubt the Michigan winters had rusted them away before I was born.


  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-01-2020, 07:39 PM   #102 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 19,640
Thanks: 5,506
Thanked 6,465 Times in 5,197 Posts
Okay, point taken. But I remember sedan deliveries as being cooler than the corresponding wagon, maybe the Chevy Nomad, Pontiac Safari and Buick Caballero/Special Riviera Estate excepted.


https://auto.howstuffworks.com/1957-...ra-estate1.htm
Four portholes means the Rivera Estate. Part of the short-lived hardtop station wagon era.

The coolest sedan deliveries had a side-hinged rear door:

http://mafca.com/gallery/29deliveryTH.jpg
__________________
.
Conclussion: a realization that smacks you upside the head
_________________

乁(⌐■‿■)ㄏ https://www.fontspace.com/lenny-face
_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2020, 07:58 PM   #103 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: WV
Posts: 1,259

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
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
"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.

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. )
I had to grab a photo from a FB post and I think the car pictured is a 2014 or something but here’s one of a slammed OS.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0599A815-D526-4529-ADD5-C8BF786077D3.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	27514  
__________________
My current Ecotec project...


My last Ecotec project...
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 19bonestock88 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (02-02-2020)
Old 02-02-2020, 09:24 PM   #104 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ecky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Vermont
Posts: 4,414

Gaptooth (retired) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.26 mpg (US)

Such Fit - '07 Honda Fit Sport
90 day: 41.27 mpg (US)

Connect - '15 Ford Transit Connect XL
90 day: 21.26 mpg (US)

K-sight - '00 Honda K-sight
Team Honda
90 day: 46.5 mpg (US)

Aerocivic - '92 Honda Civic CX
90 day: 64.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,246
Thanked 2,013 Times in 1,260 Posts
I like liftbacks. I was pretty disappointed that both the Clarity and Model 3 were not liftbacks, really cuts down in their utility.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2020, 09:57 PM   #105 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 19,640
Thanks: 5,506
Thanked 6,465 Times in 5,197 Posts
A stanced Azteck:



There's a whole thread on VW Vortex: https://forums.vwvortex.com; the LOWERED CUV thread
__________________
.
Conclussion: a realization that smacks you upside the head
_________________

乁(⌐■‿■)ㄏ https://www.fontspace.com/lenny-face
_________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 08:37 AM   #106 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: WV
Posts: 1,259

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
The more I see these lowered CUVs the more I don’t hate them. Just need to find some good springs for my OS
__________________
My current Ecotec project...


My last Ecotec project...
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2020, 10:13 PM   #107 (permalink)
home of the odd vehicles
 
rmay635703's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somewhere in WI
Posts: 3,488

Silver - '10 Chevy Cobalt XFE
Thanks: 395
Thanked 741 Times in 556 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
A stanced Azteck:



There's a whole thread on VW Vortex: https://forums.vwvortex.com; the LOWERED CUV thread
Done that way it looks like the MVP5 volt concept.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2020, 01:00 PM   #108 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,550

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 33.68 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 33.15 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,965
Thanked 1,979 Times in 1,505 Posts
Do you remember when we discussed four-door coupes and two-door sedans? My explanation for many things is: People do what they want.

Are they ignorant of the actual definition of those two words, like "Literally" and "Decimate?"

Do they just not care?

Is this a marketing gimmick? I have read about a few cars where instead of using an established term they make up their own, seemingly just to get people talking about it.

__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  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