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  • Bang Shift Approved Economy Car?

    Is there such a thing as a cool economy car? I have a 100/day commute as gas gets closer to $4 a gallon it has me thinking, I can keep driving my V8 mustang or sell my sole (not the car) and buy an eco crap box that gets 50-100% better gas mileage and maybe free up some money to work on project cars.

    One of my biggest hang ups is I am fundamentally opposed to FWD.

    What is the coolest economy car that you can think of, and why?
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    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

  • #2
    2.3 fox mustangs knock down some pretty good fuel economy...
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    • #3
      I had the same issue. My wife drives 80 miles a day, and was doing it in her Hemi Grand Cherokee 4x4.

      I got her a Civic. At 34 mpg it more than pays for itself. We were very skeptical, we took it on a trip this weekend and it surprised me..........It's not cool, but it is money in the pocket.


      good luck in your quest
      Last edited by DirtyWhiteBoy; April 27, 2011, 05:50 AM.
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      • #4
        i had a corrolla when i drove 140 mile round trip to work. hated the @!#$! car, but it got me back and forth and got 40 mpg. I was already married so the chick factor did not matter to me.

        When i started working from home traded it in on my 09 F150
        Neal

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        • #5
          But that's just me.
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          • #6
            Fun cars that knock down 30 mpg ARE out there.

            We have two My daily driver is a Neon SRT4, it gets about 30mpg (If I drive like a normal person) and ran a 14.2 in the quarter mile.

            My wife drives an ’06 Audi A4 Quatro with a turbo 2.0L. This has the added benefit of being AWD for our beautiful winters, and a 6-speed manual. That also gets about 30 mpg. It’s also a very nice car, the neon is a little ‘cheap’ by comparison, LOL.
            I just saw a car commercial about the new V6 Mustang, 31 MPG, 305-HP V6. That sounds way cool!
            Last edited by mike343sharpstick; April 27, 2011, 06:19 AM.

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            • #7
              VW TDI Jetta, circa 2000-2003

              Crazy good MPG, fun enough to drive and it's German so it'll keep you busy with minor repairs :-)
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              • #8
                I would say one of the coolest would be a Chevette. I guy I work with has one he drives to work on a decent round trip and he swears it gets 30 mpg and its rwd and has air.

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                • #9
                  Thank for the ideas I would not mind having a 2.3 turbo mustang, I really don't want a civic or a corrolla. I agree the SRT4 and the TDI are cool but I can buy alot of gas for 5-10k.

                  Assuming I can get over the wrong wheel drive... I saw an ad on CL for a 1990 Toyota Celica with a 5 speed anybody know anything about them?
                  http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                  • #10
                    reardrive
                    monzas/and clones with the 151 iron duke and a stick.. they are mini 3rd gen f bodys
                    good mph look good (3 doors) and can be fast and made to handle on rails

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by low-psi View Post
                      I would say one of the coolest would be a Chevette. I guy I work with has one he drives to work on a decent round trip and he swears it gets 30 mpg and its rwd and has air.
                      I don't see many of those for sale anymore. How hard do you think it would be to put an ecotech in one?
                      http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                      • #12
                        Buying and building are two different things.
                        I would love to see a pro-build of something that gets over 30 MPG AND is very quick.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dieselgeek View Post
                          VW TDI Jetta, circa 2000-2003

                          Crazy good MPG, fun enough to drive and it's German so it'll keep you busy with minor repairs :-)
                          only thing german, is the blueprint paper ..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Russell View Post
                            I don't see many of those for sale anymore. How hard do you think it would be to put an ecotech in one?
                            not hard they make a reardrive block

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dieselgeek View Post
                              VW TDI Jetta, circa 2000-2003

                              Crazy good MPG, fun enough to drive and it's German so it'll keep you busy with minor repairs :-)
                              x2

                              The best part about a Jetta (beside they handle like they're on rails) is the money you save to build your project car
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