Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2008, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,526

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.71 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 60.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 4,078
Thanked 6,970 Times in 3,608 Posts
Video: basjoos hits the airwaves -the Aerocivic on TV

A light hearted, yet still informative look at the Aerocivic:

http://www.wcnc.com/traveler/

Direct vid link:



http://www.wcnc.com/video/index.html?nvid=242961&shu=1

Very cool to see it in action, Mike. Congrats!

PS: I disagree with the last bit of commentary.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	aerocivic-tv.jpg
Views:	204
Size:	43.6 KB
ID:	691  
__________________
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-08-2008, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
FuelSipper
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 99

HondaHokie - '95 Honda Accord DX 4 door
90 day: 26.91 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Way to go Mike. I think your Civic is a thing of beauty. I figure the babes won't shy away from a guy with more cash in his pocket because he isn't spending it on gas.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
Veggiedynamics
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alexandria, MN
Posts: 684

Volt12 - '12 Chevy Volt base
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Awesome video clip, That car has so inspired me!!!

I calculate what id save by driving a 80mpg car vs my 24 mpg truck, to work for commuting only .. Id save 16k in fuel in 100k miles at 3.00 a gallon.. even more with gas expected to hit 4 by the end of the summer.

Heck if you saved $250 a month thats almost enough for a car payment on a hybrid.. but why would you drive a hybrid when your moded out car can do better mpg

I seriously think I can make a CRX get 80mpg average with full body mods like this.. bet you could do the same on a metro too. Thats scooter mileage ratings in a car!
__________________


Last edited by ebacherville; 05-08-2008 at 03:09 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 03:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
That VX guy!
 
TomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mini Soda
Posts: 829

The VX - '92 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 75
Thanked 80 Times in 53 Posts
Send a message via AIM to TomO Send a message via Yahoo to TomO
Congrats again, Mike. Your Civic is, perhaps, the most famous Civic in the world. I wonder when you'll get a phone call from Honda looking for design cues?
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 04:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
basjoos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,088

Aerocivic - '92 Honda Civic CX
Last 3: 70.54 mpg (US)

AerocivicLB - '92 Honda Civic CX
Team Honda
90 day: 55.14 mpg (US)

Camryglide - '20 Toyota Camry hybrid LE
90 day: 62.77 mpg (US)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 677 Times in 302 Posts
I'll have to wait until I get someplace that has a faster connection than the dial-up I have here at home before I can see the video. I live too far out in the boonies to get DSL or cell phone. So I take it that the commments the host made about not being able to get a girlfriend when you drive a car that looks like mine made it into the program. With the way gas prices are going, I'm guessing a lot of people wished that they had a car that looked and performed like mine.
__________________
aerocivic.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 06:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
metroschultz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Norfolk, Va. USA
Posts: 869

CPT SLO - '93 GEO Metro plainjane
90 day: 53.91 mpg (US)

SilverHairBeauty - '01 Toyota Avalon XL
90 day: 24.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 14
Thanked 33 Times in 28 Posts
Send a message via AIM to metroschultz
I wanna be like you
But its gonna hafta be later
S.
__________________


When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 08:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
MP$
 
diesel_john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 595
Thanks: 5
Thanked 19 Times in 14 Posts
Send a message via MSN to diesel_john
Looks beautiful to me. And far as woman are concerned, who said so many women, and so little time?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 08:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
mimsmetro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mims, FL
Posts: 20

Red Robin - '92 Honda Civic CX
90 day: 38.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I bet people would pay basjoos to mod their car more tastefully
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 09:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 22,526

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.71 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

Appliance car - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage ES (base)
90 day: 60.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 4,078
Thanked 6,970 Times in 3,608 Posts
I have to agree with ebacherville - the car is rolling ecomodding inspiration.
__________________
Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 10:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
Quantum Flywheel?
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That was awesome. I've always wanted to see that thing in action, and the TV spot was great!

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Comments from other sites about basjoos' Aerocivic MetroMPG Aerodynamics 43 01-08-2008 11:59 AM
Video: cheeky Greenpeace TV ad - what does your car say about you? MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 0 12-25-2007 10:01 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com