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SovereignDragon 03-28-2009 03:08 PM

New to this side of the spectrum
Hello everyone. I kept looking for ideas to get better gas mileage from my car and this site kept popping up so I figured I'd join. I'm not looking to get 100mpg because I don't want to go that heavy into the mods but I do want to get it better. My eco car is a 1998 Saturn SL2 1.9 DOHC with a 5 speed. Every time I ask the saturn guys about upping the mileage on these cars they act like they are race cars. I have two of those, a 90 trans am and a 91 camaro, this is my daily driver and family car. I figured I've been running around in my v8's long enough that I can do a little something to help out with my family car. Can't wait to hear some new ideas.

cfg83 03-28-2009 03:35 PM

SovereignDragon -

Welcome to EM! I have a 1999 SW2. My main mods are cheapybob's HAI (hot air intake), one-size-up from OEM tires, the taller 5th gear from an S?1 manual tranny, and of course a ScanGauge for that nut behind the wheel (me). My best all-time run has been 62 MPG.

My pre-ecomodding MPG average was about 30+ without being aggressive. Now I am at 42, so that's about +12 MPG. I tell people that 50% of that is from the ScanGauge teaching me how to drive better, and 50% is from the mods.

I've always admired the 3rd Gen Camaro/Trans Am design. Very very clean lines.


TheTopher 03-28-2009 03:53 PM

+1 about the 3rd gen. Such beautiful cars.

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