I drag race, but I am also concerned with getting the best mpg that I can...not to save the planet, but to save CASH! My best mpg vehicle was a 96 Geo Metro 3 banger (The White Gnat)that had no mechanical mos except having the timing slightly advanced. A set of home made headlight covers , grill block, and 140 lb wt removal were tyhe extent of the changes. In fact, this has been my only car that mods for more hp cost me more mpg so every thing was left stock. BTW, I made money in 2 of the 3 times that I drag raced it! The Geo was sold mid 2011 since I obtained a base SOHC Plymouth Neon. With a few minor mods the Cheap Skate gets a steady 46 mpg at 55-60 mph and barely runs in the high 15s. Since it has 4 doors and A/C was the reason for the sale of the Geo...the wife refuse to ride inthe "clown car" Geo. I had borrowed this car from my mechanic in 2010 when my Pit Bull was broken. The first race was at National Trail, E of Columbus, OH and I was runner-up. The very last race of the year was the Stick Shift Nationals...which I won! I told him that I wanted to buy it so in March od 2011 I bought it. Entering 12 races with it I managed to make money (win, RU, or semis) in 8! I ended up 3rd place in pts in the United Manual Transmission Racers series in 2011 racing in the SS unlimited class and being the only car driven to and from the track. The Pit Bull is a SRT4 Dodge Neon that started life running 13.8s at 101 mph with its 230 hp 2.4 motor and getting 30 mpg (the EPA rating) at 55-60 mph. It currently has about 335 hp, runs the 1/4 with a best of 12.17 at 117 mph, still with pump gas and sticky street tires. Plans this spring call for a DSP tune and Crane cams, that should easily put it at 400 hp and allow runs in the 11.5 second range at 120 mph easily. It currently gets 33 mpg at 55-60 mpg but had gotten a VERY impressive 36 mpg on a smaller turbo and 285 hp. I used this car to finish 2nd in the UMTR pts series in 2010 and in 2008 it was thje runner-up at the Stick Shift Nationals. This car is also a street car and driven the hundres of miles to the track and...hopefully home. My 1984 Plymouth Horizon is the car that has won the vast majority of my championships. Matchbox currently has a 1992 2.5 bone stock 94 hp motor in it, but is extremely consistent weighing in at only 1760 lbs. Its best mpg is a dismal 24, but it is a purpose built car...and a real antique with nearly 300,000 miles! Now, the 2011 BRAND SPANKING NEW Prius! We bought it yesterday! The reason being...duh...great economy! About a year and a half ago we moved from Kokomo, IN to Fishers IN because the wifes 2001 Voyager was using $250 a month in gas in her commute to Indy where she works. We finally found a house with nearly 3 times the footage, pond in the back, 1/2 acre of land, closer to her work and very near great shopping. The house was a tiny bit more than the gas that she was saving moving closer to work..AND the 1 hr commute changed to 20 minutes. BUT NOW...she is back up to spending $260 a month! I serched out used cars that get great mpg, but to find one that didn't cost way too much was impossible. After doing some math and research I found that leasing (I can't believe we'd ever have done that) was a very good looking proposal. Comparing the 14 mpg city that the Voyager was getting to the 51 mpg that the Prius should get showed that if gas waas $3.699 a gallon like it was the other day we would be saving a hair over $180 a month in gas costs. Another thing was...a few months ago the van was side swipped in a parking lot with no cameras, witnesses, or notes left. The van was EXTREMELY reliable, but not as nice looking as it was. I am possitive that it might have been the only Dodge in the country with Mustang Bullet rims! So, after all the paper work was done and a call to the insurance company was made we drove it home. Keeping it below 60 the graph showed it in the 60 mpg range! We have to only pull out an extra $ 135 a month from our pockets to drive a NEW car! I will be keeping an eye on the savings, which should cut that money out of pocket down even more! After I get in a few more posts I'll be able to post some links to the cars that I race.