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Old 03-27-2009, 07:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I like the build it yourself idea. Much of the crappy laws and excessive emissions equipment don't apply to vehicles you build yourself. Many states are fining people for modified exhaust quiet or not, so my original exhaust can be a nice 2-1/2" stainless and therefore not "modified".

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Old 03-27-2009, 09:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The one time I deliberately tried to drive it "normal aggressively" (75-80 mph, max accel, high revs, brake at the last moment, etc.) on my normal driving rounds, I managed to get the mpg's down into the low 50's.
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(How much $ would it take to have a body shop do a pro version of the AeroCivic?)
I am getting an idea that a two-member team - basjoos + bondo would be able to get pretty much all done between themselves. I nominate AndrewJ, bennelson as backup team.

Driver habit specialists all can cheerlead.. wotsay?
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The need and the want are out there, nobody is stepping up to the plate despite everyone knowing the secrets to 100mpg.. no major manufacturers are mass producing vehicles of this nature.

All we would need is just 1 car, that looks like something production worthy and it will get enough attention to peak the curiosity of the right investors.

If i had a garage and more tools I'd build the entire car myself. There's nothing I can't build I just don't have the tools / garage to tackle such a project alone.

This thread may not go places, but it really could if the right people take interest in it.
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