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Old 09-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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New or old Viper? That would be quite impressive to see ecomodded!
Well, actually, the Viper is just a dream. But it would be a fun project! I want to stay with a truck. Wife wants me to get another F-150, but they are heavier, bigger, and (most important) they no longer offer a manual transmission! Ford Ranger has been dead for a couple years. I'm probably going to go with a base Tacoma, regular cab, I4, 5-sp, and the only option would be a sliding rear window. We'll see . . .

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Old 09-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The new F 150 should be out in not too long, supposedly much less weight and more efficient. I have heard about a new Canyon/Colorado, not sure any details, just that there are supposed to be changes. Might be worth researching if that's your target market (off of what JR said).
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Looks like the Colorado was last available in 2012? A new model is coming out in 2014?

Don't really need an F150-size truck, we bought this one because at the time we wanted something comfortable for 3 people (me,wife,daughter). Daughter is off in college and we also have a Camry, so that's why I'm thinking about a smaller truck. And the F-150 is at 290,000 miles; wife convinced me it's time for something newer.

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Looks like the Colorado was last available in 2012? A new model is coming out in 2014?

Don't really need an F150-size truck, we bought this one because at the time we wanted something comfortable for 3 people (me,wife,daughter). Daughter is off in college and we also have a Camry, so that's why I'm thinking about a smaller truck. And the F-150 is at 290,000 miles; wife convinced me it's time for something newer.

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OK! I'll tell my wife . . .

YAY!!! She said, "yeah, right" ! Oh, she was smiling. So, I guess we're still talking small truck.
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Got gas on the way to work today. 26.4 MPG! Considering my very hilly drive, seems OK.
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I tracked my altitude on the way to work today. In the chart below, altitude (in feet) is along the left.

So on the long climbs, I guess the best I can do is just chug along at a low speed in 5th, and then let it accelerate some on the down hills?

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I tracked my altitude on the way to work today. In the chart below, altitude (in feet) is along the left.

So on the long climbs, I guess the best I can do is just chug along at a low speed in 5th, and then let it accelerate some on the down hills?

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Change the word "accelerate" to "coast" and you've got it!
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Coast? But I thought when DWL, you're supposed to keep the throttle in the same position? As I start down the hill, I start speeding up. When I get to my top speed, I then coast.

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