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D3sign3r
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Incurable Petrolhead

Yup -- Apart from loving music and the systems we design to transport us into audible heaven, I'm a total petrolhead 

Having a passion for Italian exotica, American muscle cars and Nascar, I'm considered a bit wierd here in UK 

any other gearheaded oil drinkers here? 

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Oh yeah, my 4runner gets like

Oh yeah, my 4runner gets like 15 mpg.  Less off road.  :)  I live near the Permian Basin in New Mexico.  You can smell the crude in the air when you go down in there.

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Count me in.

 

 I have a Toyota Tundra V8 that gets 17mpg city, and 21 mpg hwy. My play toy is a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo, 13 mpg city, 21 hwy. I also have a 2012 Kawasaki KX450F motocross bike for exercise.

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I Miss my Integra

While I'm not much of a driver and living in New York City causes me to have no reason to have an automobile, I sure do love driving. Many take it for granted when they do it everyday, but getting behind the wheel and burning gas is true power. I remember mornings getting my old 2000 Acura Integra up to 100mph on the freeway just to get to work on time. That was a great great car.

Recently, i just hauled 10 people from Manhattan to Hackettstown, NJ in a 15-seat passenger van and got that beast up to 70mph on the highway. Once we hit that speed though, the van was very difficult to control. I never had to press the accelerator around curves -- just pure momentum. Glad we survived.

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Chops

I tend to go in for Chopped 1951 Hudsons or Mercurys with whallopping 502 ram-jet Chevys persuaded into the gaping hole at the front.

Or 1968-69 era - Chargers, Stangs, Vettes - Ponts and delicious hemi shaped Mopar lovingly wrapped up in Edelbrock...hmmm....yummy 

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That's funny!  Yeah, you need

That's funny!  Yeah, you need to be the one driving the band around in a van!

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MPG and Horsepower
soulful.terrain wrote:

 

 I have a Toyota Tundra V8 that gets 17mpg city, and 21 mpg hwy. My play toy is a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo, 13 mpg city, 21 hwy. I also have a 2012 Kawasaki KX450F motocross bike for exercise.

 

It's amazing how technology and MPG have gone together over the years.  My 1990 4Runner has 47k miles so it is still pretty much getting what the EPA rated it in 1990, which is 15 MPG city and 17 highway.  Except unlike your high horsepower Toyota Tundra my old beast has a low horsepower slow V6.  You get three to four times the horsepower for the same consumption of fuel as I do.  I get 145 horses in my 4runner.  It's called the V-SLOW.  And I'm not even talking about your Porsche... :)

Mrs. Sanford's plain Jane Toyota Camry 4 cylinder puts out 180 HP.  It has some weird motor in it.  I thought something was up when I drove it through the Raton Pass with ease.  That is when I later opened the hood and took a look at that motor.  I took my 4Runner through that same pass both ways and the way back was especially a motor killer.  I think I reached the top at about 45 mph on the highway.  I think she gets like 30 mpg with her Camry.  Amazing HP and MPG in today's vehicles.

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Yaar
Lamont Sanford wrote:

  It has some weird motor in it.  

Toyota took it from a sewing machine  cheeky

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