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95MPG Civic Gets Great Fuel Economy, Scares Children

Mike Turner's 95MPG Civic - 3/4 View

It’s got a face that only a mother could love, but boy does it get good range on a full tank of gas. The secret to this Civic’s green house success is in it’s aerodynamics. You may remember from a few years ago, Infinity advertised their G35 as having a .28 co-efficient of drag, the lowest of any sports car in it’s class. The current Toyota Prius has a coefficient of drag measuring .25, which undoubtedly helps it achieve 48 miles per gallon on the freeway. So other than it’s wedge nose and space-age wheel covers, what does this funky beast have in the way of drag? A measly .17 CD. Continue reading

AutoAnything Weekly Product Review: Save with the Fitch Fuel Catalyst

We know that you’re feeling the pinch from fuel prices.  Even if you drive a hybrid, there’s no escaping the high cost of fuel… that is, unless you are driving a 376 mile per gallon Opel.  So we here at AutoAnything have been working on finding some fuel saving products that really work.  You might have heard or even had experience with fuel additives before, and the truth is, 99% of them don’t do squat.  That’s why we searched for gas saving products that will deliver results and save you money.  While there isn’t a single product out there that is the magic solution to your fuel comsumption problems, there are lots of products that will incrementally improve your fuel economy, especially when used together.  Interestingly enough, most of the products are “performance” related; high flow air filters, cold air intakes, exhaust systems, gas saving chips, and truck bed tonneau covers can improve fuel economy by as little as 1/2 mile per gallon, up to 2-1/2 MPG, depending on your vehicle and driving style.  The problem is that most of these items can be expensive… enter the Fitch Fuel Catalyst.

The Fitch Fuel Catalyst is a bolt-on solution to improving the the fuel you run in your vehicle.  It is NOT an additive: it uses a proprietary metal-alloy that the fuel runs through which improves the octane level, and thus combustability, of standard fuels.  That means you can enjoy more power from your engine when you want it and reap in the fuel savings on highway cruises. And because the fuel burns more efficiently, there is a nice reduction in the amount of emissions and greenhouse gasses produced by your car, truck, or SUV.

On average, the Fitch Fuel Catalyst improves fuel economy by 1-2.5 miles per gallon.  That’s serious savings!  In a vehicle that gets 20 miles per gallon and has a 20 gallon tank, you get an extra 20-45 miles on one tank.  At $4.00/gallon, thats between $4 and $10 of fuel savings on just one tank.  What’s more, cars that require premium fuels can actually run regular unleaded if they have the Fitch Fuel Catalyst installed, which translates into even more savings at the pump.  So if you need to reduce your monthly fuel cost, go check out the Fitch Fuel Catalyst, it’s a great product that will save you money!