Wee.. that was quick. I'd recommend looking for a non-running whatever shell. I found a nice one with ~100k miles for $75, but ymmv. If you have the time, wait for the deals. A TDI will run your finances into the ground in -2s because it's a popular, and pricey, swap. Your best bet might be one of Honda's lean burn engines with megasquirt to keep it in lean burn longer and the EV 5th wheel. I was thinking about rec'ing a vw diesel, but I'm going to hold off until I figure out how much aero mods and low RR tires increase my FE.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
SVOboy: I'd go with a 1st gen CRX-HF. You'd have to wire it up for the ecu, but when you got done ytou'd have great economy and something fun to drive. You will probably be able to find a club or clubs to join that will allow you to use the tools in a shop environment for some of the things you'd want to do.
As do I. Too many 100F+ days for me this year. When it gets down to 85, get the blanket!
I'm looking forward to cooler weather for better FE -- No A/C (to those confused by that statement: since the gas blend is the same year-round, then that variable is out. EBH, grille block, HAI, harder tires (when inflated) will hopefully get the numbers back up).