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View Poll Results: What is Your Greatest Motivation for Being an Ecomodder?
A: The Challenge/Game of Getting the Most MPG You Can From Your Vehicle 35 47.30%
B: To Lower Emissions 1 1.35%
C: To Save Money 26 35.14%
D: To Conserve and Protect Natural Resources 5 6.76%
E: Other 7 9.46%
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Mostly economic

Call it 70/30 economic / hobbying.
I'm trying to limit myself to projects that have a return on investment under 18 months or so. I don't imagine I'll drive my Cherokee as a commuter forever - I'll have a '57 chevy pickup to run around in pretty soon.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It all started with the curiosity of how things worked. (E)
So I bought a scan gauge to see how consumption worked.
Then I realised that I could save money. (C)
Then talk to a friend of mine of my discovery and how simple it is to save money (C)
Then me and my friend we are trying to do better that the other one(A)
There is only one thing, I dont want to pay more money for a mod that what that mod can save me in gas.

To conclude, saving money is prevalent on the challenge/game but the challenge/game is important to try to do better; witch is the point of that ecomodder.com, promoting the exchange on ecommoding and encouraging everyone to do better.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I started with E -my hatred for Exxon/Mobil's atrocious corporate behavior durfing and after the Exxon Valdez disaster. But A - my enjoyment of the real life hypermiling game sustains me.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Its was A for me, though I admit it all began with C.

Let's not forget about the other other option E... To have strange and confused looks and questions from strangers.
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Three points come to mind:

1) Keeping money in the USA
- the majority of our oil consumption is imported, and that means our money spent on this, goes out of country. We become poorer for this luxury.
2) Helping the environment.
3) And because of 1) and 2), getting the most MPG's possible.
- it's amazing how many small things we can do to improve this!

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Old 06-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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mikeyjd -

Thanks for putting other, I think all polls should have that option.

A, B, C, and D are part of my equation, but I also want to prove that an American designed and built car with a "normal" ICE drivetrain can get great MPG. I would put the Saturn S-Series in the top-5 for that. That top-5 does not include American cars made after the 2008 gas crunch because I think we're in a new MPG era.

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Old 06-15-2013, 12:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Doesn't Brazil use natural gas as their main vehicle fuel supply?
Natural Gas is widely used in light-duty vehicles, but its availability is still pretty much limited. Anyway, I'm more focused into Diesel engines
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Natural Gas is widely used in light-duty vehicles, but its availability is still pretty much limited. Anyway, I'm more focused into Diesel engines
What limits it's availability? Is it actual resource limits or government intervention or is the infrastructure just not there yet? How is the availability of diesel, the same or relatively widespread?

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What limits it's availability? Is it actual resource limits or government intervention or is the infrastructure just not there yet? How is the availability of diesel, the same or relatively widespread?
What currently limits CNG availability is hte infrastructure, more concentrated in highly urbanized areas. Diesel fuel is easily available, but I'd still like to be able to use vegetable oils in farming regions where it can be had cheaper
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