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Mar 18, 2013, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by davidflas View Post
Picked this up about a month ago. As a person who can only own one ride at a time, this is a great Swiss Army Knife of vehicles. It has the fuel economy of many 4 cylinders, goes 0-60 in 6.7 seconds, and is invisible to police. Also, great in the snow, which really comes in handy here in the snow belt.
I've always had a soft spot for the V6 RAV4. I think it's pretty underrated.
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by davidflas View Post
It has the fuel economy of many 4 cylinders
Which ones (in its class)?
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 02:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Which ones (in its class)?
Probably the ones with a fresh air boost system.
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 03:36 PM
 
Doesn't Glade make those?
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 05:38 PM
 
     
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Mar 18, 2013, 07:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Which ones (in its class)?
I was looking for the link, but I saw a story the Consumer Reports site which had a chart showing that the small turbo 4 cylinders used by Ford, GM, and others in their small SUV models do not result in better real world mileage vs the 6 in the RAV4. If I can find the story again, I will post it.

http://news.consumerreports.org/cars...my-claims.html
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Mar 18, 2013, 08:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
Probably the ones with a fresh air boost system.
Trollolalala?
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Mar 19, 2013, 10:14 AM
 
Originally Posted by davidflas View Post
I was looking for the link, but I saw a story the Consumer Reports site which had a chart showing that the small turbo 4 cylinders used by Ford, GM, and others in their small SUV models do not result in better real world mileage vs the 6 in the RAV4. If I can find the story again, I will post it.

Consumer Reports finds small turbo engines don't deliver on fuel economy claims
Very interesting article. I suppose as long as there is a set test for fuel efficiency, there will be car makers designing cars to excel in the test, where it may or may not necessarily excel in the real world.

Anecdotally, my non-EB Edge gets right at EPA numbers, and not a hair over. 19 for city, 26 for highway. With other cars, if I take it really easy I can easily beat the EPA highway number by a few MPG but not in the Edge.
     
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Mar 19, 2013, 05:15 PM
 
Ford will have a 4cyl Ecoboost Mustang in 2015 making over 300hp.

That should be interesting
     
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Mar 19, 2013, 06:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Bozo the Parolee View Post
Ford will have a 4cyl Ecoboost Mustang in 2015 making over 300hp.

That should be interesting
Here's hoping they call it the SVO.
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Mar 20, 2013, 03:26 AM
 
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Mar 20, 2013, 03:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Bozo the Parolee View Post
Ford will have a 4cyl Ecoboost Mustang in 2015 making over 300hp.

That should be interesting
I'm interested to see how they position it. The 3.7 is a fine engine and I'd hate to see it ditched in favor of a more complicated setup. But if they keep the NA V6 and add a turbo four, it will almost surely be positioned as a +$1000 option with better gas mileage, which doesn't make sense. People that want a real Mustang get the GT. People that want the idea of a Mustang but are poor or cheap get the V6. The V6 Mustang already pulls 31mpg highway. The 2.0 Ecoboost option is only a 50 lb. weight savings in the Edge, and the best the 2.0 does so far is 33 hwy in the Fusion and 32 hwy in the Taurus/Focus.

Either way I'm interested to see what happens and if they finally break down and use an IRS.
     
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Mar 20, 2013, 10:18 AM
 
Recently got a '13 WRX. Gotta say, I have been pleasantly surprised by this thing. The turbo lag takes a little getting used to, but even then, it's a lotta fun. Works well as a daily/wanna-be-truck/fun car.


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Mar 20, 2013, 11:02 AM
 
I like the hood-to-ass ratio.
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 02:29 AM
 

Blasted, rust neutralizer, POR15, then installed new Bilstein Sport Inverted Dampers

White enamel + hot pink laquer on Apikol Short Shifter

Drilling out new holes to repress in the studs, called Igor Camber Plate mod. Reduces camber from lowering car, I'm about 2.5" lower than stock so I'mg etting some inner tire wear. This should solve that.
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New strut mounts too.
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 01:14 PM
 
why pink, just for the fun of it?
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 02:38 PM
 
Rob's a huge fan of driving equality.
     
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Mar 27, 2013, 10:51 PM
 
Unless it's an Ess-You-Vee.
     
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Mar 28, 2013, 03:32 AM
 
IDK. It'll be under the car, so I just thought it'd be fun. I did this last week:



That was the shift coupler on the 911. The bushings were flat out gone. Same part, just blasted it with some glass media and reassembled with fresh bushings.
     
 
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