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Old 08-26-2008, 03:03 PM   #131 (permalink)
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You know you are ecomodder when you decide to drive the 11 mpg Bronco into town for errands so as to not ruin your current 58mpg tank in your Metro.

You know you are an ecomodder when you spend a week searching for and finally finding that window-cling printer paper to make ecomodder signs.

You know you are an ecomodder when you only get mid-grade gas because you know you will get 10% better FE than the low-grade gas.

You know you are an ecomodder when you get extremely excited by a 20mph tailwind for your 55 mile commute home.

You know you are an ecomodder when you know where every flagpole and windmill is on your commute so you can see the wind speed and direction at any time.

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Old 08-26-2008, 03:05 PM   #132 (permalink)
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You know you are ecomodder when you get flipped off by 90 year old drivers passing you at 35 mph.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:21 PM   #133 (permalink)
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....you get passed by Geo Metros on the freeway off-ramp.

(This actually happened to me this morning! Can you imagine the driver in the Metro going "hurry up buddy!" Man, I'm slow...)
I thought of this as I got passed by a Metro today. Rusty and belching black smoke. We were probably getting about the same mpgs. I was getting close to 40 on that piece of road. Average 34.0 by the time I pulled in the driveway.

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you use "I'm getting more mpg's this way" as an excuse for driving the goofy looking pile of #@%& around.
Yes I have to explain to people that Im not trying to be a ricer or look like Nascar.

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the car your ecommoding is your "nice car"
Bingo. But when the snow flies itll be the winter wagon Im ecomodding.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:39 AM   #134 (permalink)
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You know you are an Ecomodder if....

You got passed by a Ford Festiva.... (happened to me today.)
If today you were passed by a Smart Car. (seriously! It really happened!)
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #135 (permalink)
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If today you were passed by a Smart Car. (seriously! It really happened!)
I got passed by a Smart in my Firebird once.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:02 PM   #136 (permalink)
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You might be an ecomodder if when evacuating from a hurricane you curse traffic jams not because your ready to arrive, but because they are ruining your milage.
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:32 PM   #137 (permalink)
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You might be an ecomodder if when evacuating from a hurricane you curse traffic jams not because your ready to arrive, but because they are ruining your milage.
And you make it a priority to post this while evacuating from a Hurricane, NOW THAT IS DEVOTION.
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:14 PM   #138 (permalink)
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And you make it a priority to post this while evacuating from a Hurricane, NOW THAT IS DEVOTION.
well; to tell the truth I'm sittingn on a screen patio overlooking a forest on one side and a pond on the other. The only issue here is no cable. Tv no Internet and only 1 bar of edge on the iPhone. Bad news is I saw my road on the news, and the eye is still projected to pass over my house. Oh well whatever breaks needed to be ecomodded anyway.
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well; to tell the truth I'm sittingn on a screen patio overlooking a forest on one side and a pond on the other. The only issue here is no cable. Tv no Internet and only 1 bar of edge on the iPhone. Bad news is I saw my road on the news, and the eye is still projected to pass over my house. Oh well whatever breaks needed to be ecomodded anyway.
I hope all goes well for everyone involved there. I hate to see another Katrina happen. That was terrible to see, at least you have a good attitude. I will say some prayers for everyone down there.
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You might be an ecomodder if when evacuating from a hurricane you curse traffic jams not because your ready to arrive, but because they are ruining your milage.
Or you wait until after the hurricane to evacuate so you don't have to deal with the traffic jams and bad FE.

When you take your scan gauge with you to test drive new cars, so you know which one to buy.

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