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Old 09-12-2011, 12:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,

I just joined in because of my recent interest in clean burning and high MPG cars. I have been into muscle and low mpg cars for such a long time and during this economy today I thought it would be nice to push my limits with building something with high MPG! I will probably start off with something under $2500 that already gets around 40mpg. One of my favorite chassis are the 92-95 Honda Civic Hatchback EG6 models. My original plans were to build a monster 1/4 mile racer but now my heart is set on pushing the MPG limits.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome. There's lots of good material here. Where in CA are you?
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, now time to find a car!
I am actually looking for almost anything under $2000
Maybe even a B2200 mazda truck.
Anything can get better MPG in my book!
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:54 AM   #6 (permalink)
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510 is next door neighbors. Try for 1996 & newer for OBD-II, something with 1.5 liter engine & MT for best mpg. I like off-beat brands like Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissans, Hyundais.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Maybe even a B2200 mazda truck.
Anything can get better MPG in my book!
Sure, but if you really want to push the mpg-limits, a truck isn't the best place to start
Think light, lean-burn, small displacement (<2L) or early hybrid (1 gen Insight).

A few members on here have already raised the limit a fair bit.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I guess I am looking at it from a different point of view.
but whatever I get I promise it will be interesting!
so how do I get my MPG from a non obd car?
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Google mpguino.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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What if I don't have OBD?

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