With the new car I would like to get a 700+ mile tank. I did mange to get one at 601 before the weather conditions went sour. On that tank I had approximately .5 gallons left in the tank. I would also like to get consistent 55 mpg tanks.
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.
I'd like to average 44 MPG in the camry over a 12 month period. The winter months are hard though because I am driving on snowy dirt roads and it seems like 35 MPG is all that is possible.
If I stay with this car I would like to do a belly pan in the spring and rear wheel skirts...but ideally I will buy a civic CX or VX in the next year and start working with something a bit lighter and with a smaller engine.
I think you removed the title of your garage entry. Go edit it and resave it. It should fix it.
As for my goals:
2006 Goals (still in progress)
1) Send Darin that XFi cam
2) break 50mpg on at least one tank on my trip down to SoCal in a few weeks. I think 45 is more realistic, but I can dream, eh?
3) Finally get the damn Scangauge calibrated. It keeps reseting before I can go through a tank, so I need to do the unplug/replug routine ever so often.
1) make rear wheel skirts for the Fit, and maybe mass-produce them.
2) have at least 3 50mpg tanks
3) Have at least one 90-day average of 40+MPG
My 2007 goals seem rather low, but honestly, I drive a station wagon.
Another idea I've been kicking around is replacing my tranny with one from a 4-cyl Metro, then swapping to 175/50-13 tires. The smaller diameter tire would almost perfectly compensate for the change in the final drive, which means my overall gearing would remain the same. Since the smaller diameter tires would lower the car about 1.5 inches, I should see some aerodynamic improvement. This should help my FE.