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Old 11-19-2012, 04:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I would look mostly into 4 cylinder turbos.
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A WRX will give you very nice power, plus you'll get better mileage than you will from an STi. WRX is a great 'fun to drive' car for people who also need practicality and foul weather traction. Plus the enthusiast community is enormous, and all kinds of parts are available for all kinds of interesting uses, including improving efficiency.

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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141 Camaros and Corvettes near me, as New as 2002. I like the GTOs, but seeing vettes this cheap, I think you would be way better off with the vette.

For the situation, I think I would still go Z, but i also think it would be the easiest to ecomod while still looking good, before even thinking about all the after market parts available. Have you gone and checked anything out yet, or narrowed anything down?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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The Vette would be nice. I drove a 1998 for a while and was getting 23 mpg before I ever knew anything about driving economically. I bet the Vette can net 30's if you keep a light foot.

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:44 AM   #14 (permalink)
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it's all about gearing.... ....and light weight!!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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An insight will still be fwd fail. No one likes torque steer.

Perhaps a wrx like previously mentioned or a g35/is300/330ci.
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An insight will still be fwd fail. No one likes torque steer.

Perhaps a wrx like previously mentioned or a g35/is300/330ci.
Due to the longitudinally-mounted engine, the WRX has symmetrical front driveshafts, so no torque-steering. My dad has a regular Impreza, and for an AWD so low-geared it actually has some decent highway mileage.
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C5 Corvette.

I had a C4 with an LT1/6spd. When I wasn't screwing around, I'd get up to 29mpg hwy, about 18 around town. I had no concept of hypermiling then.

If you need more space, go with the GTO or maybe a G8.
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I haven't test driven anything yet. But im also getting a dose of reality knowing that fuel will only get more expensive and I hate that feeling you get when you want to go somewhere but don't want to pay for fuel. The vw tdi is back on the table.

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