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Post by R/TErnie » Sat May 21, 2011 1:32 pm

Good day fellow neon enthusiasts!

My name is Eric Urness, but everyone calls me Ernie. I've been a neon owner since around 2000. I've had (in order) 99 PR4 R/T , 96 PR4 sport coupe, 98 PR4 R/T, 98 Aquamarine 4dr, and now a Blue 98 R/T.

I use my 98 R/T as a commuter car to work and back... it currently gets 32mpg- 36mpg depending upon how I enter the freeway. I'm hoping that i can add some technical knowledge to this forum and learn some easier/cheaper solutions.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat May 21, 2011 2:31 pm

Welcome. I see you have a Jeep Compass. I have a Patriot. Are you on the Patriot boards?
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Post by R/TErnie » Sat May 21, 2011 4:13 pm

no I'm not on those forums. I was thinking of making a header for it and maybe a CAI.... but alas I bought it so I wouldn't work on it. lol it has the 2.4L VVT engine with CVT & AWD.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sat May 21, 2011 10:09 pm

Sweet! I bought mine so I would DD it also. Header is cheap for it actually, and CAI kits are cheap too. Mine's a 2010 though lol. And I know the AWD ones have a weird header that is NOT easily replaced because it is integrated with the cat. Mine is a 2.4 dual VVT with the manual transmission and FWD. I wanted the 4x4 so bad =(
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Post by Ianguilly » Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 am

Welcome!
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Post by R/TErnie » Sun May 22, 2011 3:32 am

2drSRT4 wrote:Sweet! I bought mine so I would DD it also. Header is cheap for it actually, and CAI kits are cheap too. Mine's a 2010 though lol. And I know the AWD ones have a weird header that is NOT easily replaced because it is integrated with the cat. Mine is a 2.4 dual VVT with the manual transmission and FWD. I wanted the 4x4 so bad =(
Nice, I'll have to check them out. It seems they get pretty terrible mileage for the power.

It would be interesting to swap on of the dual vvt engines into a neon :)
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Post by Boostedpdx » Sun May 22, 2011 12:23 pm

Sup Eric.... Long time no see.

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Post by 2drSRT4 » Sun May 22, 2011 12:58 pm

R/TErnie wrote:
2drSRT4 wrote:Sweet! I bought mine so I would DD it also. Header is cheap for it actually, and CAI kits are cheap too. Mine's a 2010 though lol. And I know the AWD ones have a weird header that is NOT easily replaced because it is integrated with the cat. Mine is a 2.4 dual VVT with the manual transmission and FWD. I wanted the 4x4 so bad =(
Nice, I'll have to check them out. It seems they get pretty terrible mileage for the power.

It would be interesting to swap on of the dual vvt engines into a neon :)
I get 30-35 mixed highway/city. No complaints here. And the headers offered are NOT for AWD models because of that integrated cat.
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Post by R/TErnie » Mon May 23, 2011 10:37 am

I get closer to 20-24mpg. It's pretty terrible. My Evo gets 26mpg and it makes over 500whp. I'm failing to see the compromise that was made... I get poor fuel economy because of what again?
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Mon May 23, 2011 6:11 pm

Pretty sure it's because of the CVT. I hate that thing.
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Post by racer12306 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:50 pm

It's the CVT. My Mom's Ion with a CVT will get mid 30s (which is what the CVT is supposed to do, MTX economy with an ATX).

However our Caliber R/T AWD would get 21-23mpg on my wife's drive to work and if you kept it at or below 65mph you could get 26mpg but as soon as you touched 70, economy plummeted.
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Post by 2drSRT4 » Wed May 25, 2011 7:52 pm

racer12306 wrote:It's the CVT. My Mom's Ion with a CVT will get mid 30s (which is what the CVT is supposed to do, MTX economy with an ATX).

However our Caliber R/T AWD would get 21-23mpg on my wife's drive to work and if you kept it at or below 65mph you could get 26mpg but as soon as you touched 70, economy plummeted.
Caliber is the same thing as the patriot/compass. You should get the same gas economy as Ernie.
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