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Old 06-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #531 (permalink)
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YKYAEMI.......

You daydream about having piwoslaw's svietlana

You're at a stop light next to a Prius sitting in a 200 hp Nissan maxima with a v-6 24 valve quadcammed beast of an engine with an aluminum block and capable of 0-60 in 7.2 in stock form and the Prius pulls ahead quite quickly when the light turns green.

You sit in the draft of a semi long enough to annoy the driver so he drives on the shoulder and throws gravel in your face.

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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:02 AM   #532 (permalink)
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You're at a stop light next to a Prius sitting in a 200 hp Nissan maxima with a v-6 24 valve quadcammed beast of an engine with an aluminum block and capable of 0-60 in 7.2 in stock form and the Prius pulls ahead quite quickly when the light turns green.
Or you are considering swapping your car which does 0-60 in 7.8 seconds for one which takes 16...

This is applying the low fat spread to my crumpets at the moment and being the subject of household negotiations



Official figure is 67 MPG (imp) - I think with some aero mods and hyper miling I think 100 mpg is not impossible But the silly spoiler has to go...



And if it is too slow it has a turbo. And a turbo is a wick. And a wick can always be turned up.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #533 (permalink)
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...ah, high-tech DIY toys...just purchase new and modify to suit.

...so, why-oh-why can't the manufacturers just do-it-right to begin with?
Lets be honest, or hopefully funny

YKYAEMI when Aptera make a leccy car go 300 miles on a charge, recharge in 10 mins and it has gods own choice of wheel count....

...you still post in the topic on ecomodder entitled "where Aptera went wrong"



By the way, SWMBO said no. And seeing as her car is starting to go I agree.
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #534 (permalink)
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:14 PM   #535 (permalink)
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YKYAEM...
When you think about removing the A/C so people stop turning it on.
...If you don't realize the clutch wire is unplugged until you are rewiring stuff under the hood (actually happened)

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Old 06-20-2010, 08:58 PM   #536 (permalink)
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...you join EcoModder.com and enter your fuel information to find yourself in the Top 10 Gasoline FE List before you have even written your first post!!!
Another new Insight owner? Welcome aboard. Feel free to make a thread in the Introductions forum, where I tell you that I like Insights, and that you should start modding yours.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #537 (permalink)
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This is your idea of the "Big RV".



Please note that the Metro also holds up one end of the tent, and runs on E-85.
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E-85? I thought that was the fuel of Satan!

How are you only getting 26 mpg out of a 2000 Sunfire??!? You're getting better MPG from a s-10 with the aero of a brick for crying out loud!
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Please note that the Metro also holds up one end of the tent, and runs on E-85.
E-85 ? Think of the children (or indeed the food prices...)
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And your response is: "That's the way to save energy during the summer!"

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