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Old 07-16-2012, 08:34 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Yup, 5-speed "bolt action". 210HP @ 5300RPM; 240 lb*ft torque @ 3500 RPM.

HyperTech power programmer raises peak HP to about 217 and lowers peak torque RPM to 3100RPM and adds the most torque at 1500RPM right where I can use it.
Still not like a "real" Mustang that makes 1490HP @ 3000RPM, but I can live with it. I went for a ride in "DOLLY" in the photos two years ago. $700 for a 20-minute ride, and well worth it.

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Briefly... a couple of years ago. The gain in fuel economy would never pay off. Unless I find a pre-depreciated (used) one. My midlife crisis isn't that bad. Yet..

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Old 07-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #92 (permalink)
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It blows my mind, the milage you get out of your 4l car. I am just starting to reach 30 mpg out of my 4cyl car though we have similar diplacement per cylinder. It just goes to show how far modern cars have come.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:48 PM   #93 (permalink)
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It's not just the machine; it's the operator and the operating conditions. Check out fuelly.com . There's only one member there who has come close to matching my lifetime MPG with a pre-2011 Mustang.
And he hasn't posted a fuel-up in over 2 years.Hi Ho, Silver! (Ford Mustang) | Fuelly
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Also, check out the 2007 Toyota Camrys at fuelly.com. Most of them aren't matching the lifetime MPG of my 2007 4 liter Mustang. I must be doing something wrong...
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #95 (permalink)
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When I get my Datsun back on the road, I'll be in.

I'm expecting good things from the gearbox mod.
Well, it looks like the Datsun's changing into a looong term project.

In the mean time, would you guys be offended if I slipped my Mazda in as a place keeper?
It's not really a "sports car", although it outperforms the Datsun in everything but style.

According to Wikipedia, it has a tenuous Porsche connection ... just to give it a whiff of respectability. Mazda Lantis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'll let you guys choose.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:57 AM   #96 (permalink)
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Ha, do you see the cars on the list? Almost half are, well, not sports cars. As reading your post and reviewing the team list, might a better name be more along the lines of sport at heart, or drive it like a sports car, or something like that be better?

I know I don't drive a real sports car, but a round about near my work is a 15, and when traffic is light, I drive through 45-55 and push the car through, 'unfortunately' some times traction isn't...road gripping, per se. It's great to keep my momentum for the highway, which is shortly away from it.

I'd say join, power to weight ratio should put you near the top performance wise.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:16 AM   #97 (permalink)
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I've added both Baa and Zed to the team, although it may be quite a while before Zed gets another fill recorded.
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #98 (permalink)
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This is truly a forum for me. I just got rid of my 4.0L mustang (God rest its soul) because it was falling apart at 168,000 miles. Thats not to say that I didn't drive it hard at times. Hypermiling has always been a thing I was interested in (got 32 out of the 4.0L mustang with full mods and a light driving foot) and recently bought a 2005 350Z. about 300 horsepower, and it WILL be modded heavily, for MPG first of course. I've thought about replacing the 6th gear ratio with one that will drop the cruising rpm's down to a low number. at 75mph, I'm going 2800rpms on my engine. Mileage is of course important, so I've driven it softly for the last couple weeks, and gotten 25mpg overall in the Z. There must be more!!! If anyone has some ideas about what I should do to my car, let me know, as I want it over 30mpg's. A car's gotta look good too, while getting awesome gas mileage. I'm actually a licensed police officer (a major change in my life, as I truly want to help people), so the car will still need to be fast, and accelerate quickly. MPG is more important than acceleration, but I would like to have the best of both worlds. Car is completely stock, so if anyone had some opinions about it, I would be more than happy to hear them. Thanks!!!

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:40 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Oh, and also a request to join the team. Where's my manners??? I also have a 2005 ninja 250 that I will be hypermiling. I must say however, that I drive like someone is chasing me. obviously I can't do that when I'm trying to get mileage out of my car, and nor will I. Should I start my own forum, since I am throwing a real sports car into the picture? Everyone's opinion is appreciated

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Old 08-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #100 (permalink)
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good luck with the idea I would like moderately better performance and GREAT FE as well lol

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