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Old 06-21-2008, 05:12 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You know you're a hypermiler when you calmly roll up to a red light and chuckle because you shut your engine off a minute ago.

You know you're a hypermiler when you don't want anyone else to drive your car because they will ruin your mileage.

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Okay, my turn to be confused. Please explain?
The box fish has a very non areo looking shape, boxy like a car yes yields a .6 areo..



they designed a prototype after the box fish , but sadly it never made production..

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Old 06-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #33 (permalink)
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you know your'e a hypermiler when you:

feel guilty when you roll up to a stop light and your still doing 15 mph and if you would have coasted longer you could have rolled to a stop.

When the only reason you have a pen in the car is to write down your mileage on your gas receipt when you fill up.

When you dread "running errands" as it's more city driving than you'd like on this tank.

When you, off the top of your head, no matter the situation, can tell someone how much gas you have left in your car and how many miles you have on that used gas.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:27 PM   #34 (permalink)
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You know you're an ecomodder -- if you LUST after this car!

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The box fish has a very non areo looking shape, boxy like a car yes yields a .6 areo..
You may have made a typo? Here's the number I found:
"wind drag coefficient of just 0.06"

[Edit: that 0.06 was for a clay model -- the car is actually 0.19 Cd; still excellent!]

And there are some other cool images:





I think that all the car manufacturers should take a long look at this car! Please, Mercedes -- build this car as a serial plugin hybrid!
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:04 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Hello,
You may have made a typo? Here's the number I found:
"wind drag coefficient of just 0.06"
Yep my bad.. typoed that one .. .06 is correct for the fish and model , the car was higher..

Id so buy one of those in a heart beat.. and if the pluss sized it it could make a decent hauler like the sprinter vans.. dodge just seems to be the race looser in MPG and don't want to actually try to win.. or compete.. I don't get it..
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You know you're an ecomodder when you're willing to drive a less-than-attractive car because it has a really low cd.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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-Your neighbor comes over to borrow some tape and all you have is blue painters tape

-You can literally fix everything now with Blue tape and Coroplast
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Hey, did you see that when you touch the door handle, an electric motor sticks them out so you can open the door?

I'll bet this car has a full belly pan! And it has side view camera(s?), too:


I'll bet this is the 0.06 Cd model:
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You know you're an ecomodder if:

... The sight of empty roof racks on other vehicles makes you cringe.
I'd have removed the rack from my Mercedes 300td if it didn't involve removing the front roof console, headliner, and sunroof assembly to get at the middle bolts.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:18 AM   #40 (permalink)
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