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Let's give this a try... If you have any idea what your car is getting fuel mileage wise, post it here!

I'll start it off

On the last tank of gas-

G5- 30.5MPG

IMPALA- 25MPG

MAXX- 24MPG

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Last full tank in the Fusion was 29.5, guess avoiding traffic really helped things a little. Jill has been trying to get the Prius over 50, I have no idea if she's succeeding or not.

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Last full tank in the Fusion was 29.5, guess avoiding traffic really helped things a little. Jill has been trying to get the Prius over 50, I have no idea if she's succeeding or not.

It's been 4 years... we've tried endless times. I don't think it can be done.

I'm getting 25 in the Century, combined miles (although mainly highway).

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I had been getting 45-46 with me driving it a bit, so taking my lead foot out of the equation might get it close.

Thing is, several Prius forums advocated having a lead foot--accelerating hard to get up to speed, and coasting as much as you can. Highest we got was close to 49mpg... and it was so distracting watching the damn monitor, I felt like I was going to get into an accident just paying attention to my fuel economy.

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CTS 6-speed......16.8mpg.....255 miles on tank.

A4 2.0T Quattro 6-speed......22.5......335 miles on tank.

However, here in Las Vegas, because I live so close to work, that's probably 90% in-town, stoplight-to-stoplight driving.

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'05 Cobalt LS (2.2L) with the automagic

Last tank: 27.8MPG purely stop-n-go

~300miles a tank

* on this particular tank I ran a bottle of injector cleaner

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500 - about 22.5 mpg in recent few tanks

aztek, always around 20.0

my 08 focus loaner i had last week which i drove the tar out of netted abut 25 mpg so going small didnt seem that beneficial. however, the trip computer average said 30.0 maybe that was true for all users.

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06 Honda CRV AWD...last tank...15MPG!

Avg (1 month of use): 19 MPG

Not good.

15? We're you trying to get poor mileage?

The GTO gets 14MPG driving like a bat out of a hell. Last tank I went a little easier on it and it got 15.2, all in city except for a mile or two on the highway.

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Im still crunching the numbers, and adjusting my driving style (read: trying to make my foot unleaded).

On a recent trip to Niagara Falls for Canada Day, I had a combined 23 MPG, but it was skewed due to heavy traffic comming back (half an hour of 2 KPH :censored: ).

Currently, the Achieva is getting around 22.5 MPG (80% city).

Im on a second bootle of Penzoil Fuel System cleaner, and the 3100 is getting silky smooth. :thumbsup:

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Im still crunching the numbers, and adjusting my driving style (read: trying to make my foot unleaded).

On a recent trip to Niagara Falls for Canada Day, I had a combined 23 MPG, but it was skewed due to heavy traffic comming back (half an hour of 2 KPH :censored: ).

Currently, the Achieva is getting around 22.5 MPG (80% city).

Im on a second bootle of Penzoil Fuel System cleaner, and the 3100 is getting silky smooth. :thumbsup:

Anything you recommend I add for a hard shift out of first gear?

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I've been getting ~29 mpg on my 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero 5-sp. The warmer weather AC usage has cut it down from the low 30s I was getting on my highway commute in late May.

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Im still crunching the numbers, and adjusting my driving style (read: trying to make my foot unleaded).

On a recent trip to Niagara Falls for Canada Day, I had a combined 23 MPG, but it was skewed due to heavy traffic comming back (half an hour of 2 KPH :censored: ).

Currently, the Achieva is getting around 22.5 MPG (80% city).

Im on a second bootle of Penzoil Fuel System cleaner, and the 3100 is getting silky smooth. :thumbsup:

How well does that Penzoil stuff work Ted?

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Last two tanks have both been 29.x mpg. One of the tanks includes 60 miles of highway. Figure about 80% city / 20% hwy for that tank. Otherwise most driving is 95-100% city, and my 3 year average is 25mpg. I have only recently (last 2 months) started driving without a lead foot, and I still have to catch myself often. I know this car can do 30+mpg in the city easily, I just have to be less aggressive. It's hard to do though, because everytime I flog it I get this giant grin on my face. :lol:

'99 Acura Integra coupe 5MT

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I retract what I said about the Prius before. I haven't driven it in a year. Today, my car's muffler decided to go, so I took the Prius to class while mine was in the shop. I started the trip with 37.4 average mpg, and drove 10 minutes highway to and from class. When I was done, I was down to 36.6 average mpg. I almost want to say, why bother?

Maybe because I was driving it like my car--feathering the gas. I only hit the gas moderately once to merge. Still can't tolerate CVTs... they freak me out--I just keep waiting for a shift and get very uneasy when it doesn't.

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Im not sure. :huh:

Do you have a hard shift out of first too? Since the car is 2 years old, the shift out of first into second is harsh. I had this problem with my friend's 87 (I think) Celebrity. I used to trick the tranny by easing up on the gas just as it was about to shift, and that softened it. When she bought her new Accord in 2002, she kept wondering why the car wouldn't make up its mind when to shift and I said, "Are you easing up on the gas right before it shifts?" Problem solved there. :AH-HA_wink:

I have to say, I miss the 3300! The engine, in my opinion, was just so much smoother when accelerating and was much smoother at 75.

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Thing is, several Prius forums advocated having a lead foot--accelerating hard to get up to speed, and coasting as much as you can.

They probably dont recommend accelerating to 90 in the length of an on-ramp then holding that speed for any length of time.

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They probably dont recommend accelerating to 90 in the length of an on-ramp then holding that speed for any length of time.

You could never get to 90 in that car on an on-ramp on Long Island...

I didn't take it above 70 today.

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"Banana Boat" ('77 Coupe deVille) 14.0 mpg average

"Roadm0nster" (wife's '92 B-body Buick) 16.2 mpg average {can u say leadfoot?}

"B-59" (1959 LeSabre) 10.8 mpg last time it was driven, Feb. 2008.

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Do you have a hard shift out of first too? Since the car is 2 years old, the shift out of first into second is harsh.

Nope. Achieva shifts smooth through all gears. :lol:

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How well does that Penzoil stuff work Ted?

Works very well as far as I can tell. I have used it to "smooth out" bad spark plugs in my moms 95 Lumina (before they were replaced). The Luminas 3100 runs ultra smooth right now (about 3 treatments of the cleaner in the last year).

My car was running good when I got it, but now, after my second cleaner treatment, its getting very silky and quiet.

Its probably best to do it before an oil change (someone will probably point that out if I don't).

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my buddy called me today he was on the road with his early 2000's passat.

he has told me he normally doesn't get much over 20 in town. turbo, premium gas, tiptronic.

he called from the road and said his car was getting phenomenal mileage. all highway, 35+. BIG swing from the 20 +/- he gets in town.

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my buddy called me today he was on the road with his early 2000's passat.

he has told me he normally doesn't get much over 20 in town. turbo, premium gas, tiptronic.

he called from the road and said his car was getting phenomenal mileage. all highway, 35+. BIG swing from the 20 +/- he gets in town.

I don't know what happened to my post... but yeah, that's about what I get with my early-2000s Passat 1.8T automatic.

Unfortunately, I've never averaged more than 25 mpg over a tank, because I rarely use it to drive more than 30 highway miles one-way. I come off the freeway having averaged 31 mpg through mixed traffic, and by the time I get home, it drops to 22 mpg. That's what a mere five minutes of 13.5 mpg (6% uphill at 45 mph + the occasional killer traffic light) will do to you. Gotta love harmonic averaging.

All this has more to do with your route and traffic conditions than anything. Even if I hypermile, stare at the MPG-o-meter instead of the road, bog the engine, drive like a granny, never exceed 2500 rpm, and rarely use the turbo (with my recent driving, my engine's basically a naturally aspirated 1.8), I've been averaging 21-22 mpg during my drive to and from school.

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1998 Subaru Imprezza 28.7

1987 Pontiac Trans Am 17.1

1991 Firebird Formula 16.9

2004 Chevy Trail Blazer 18.2

1987 Buick Regal S/W 16.1

That's damned good out of the subie, most of the subies I've known don't go over 22 or 23...

Chris

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Just got 23.07 with the last fill up in the GP...and that's with about 80% highway, unimpressive.

Which is why I just LOVED my Concorde when I had it.

28-29 m.p.g. in 80% highway use.

I miss the Chrysler LX series cars.

Chris

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my buddy called me today he was on the road with his early 2000's passat.

he has told me he normally doesn't get much over 20 in town. turbo, premium gas, tiptronic.

he called from the road and said his car was getting phenomenal mileage. all highway, 35+. BIG swing from the 20 +/- he gets in town.

I don't know what happened to my post... but yeah, that's about what I get with my early-2000s Passat 1.8T automatic.

Unfortunately, I've never averaged more than 25 mpg over a tank, because I rarely use it to drive more than 30 highway miles one-way. I come off the freeway having averaged 31 mpg through mixed traffic, and by the time I get home, it drops to 22 mpg. That's what a mere five minutes of 13.5 mpg (6% uphill at 45 mph + the occasional killer traffic light) will do to you. Gotta love harmonic averaging.

All this has more to do with your route and traffic conditions than anything. Even if I hypermile, stare at the MPG-o-meter instead of the road, bog the engine, drive like a granny, never exceed 2500 rpm, and rarely use the turbo (with my recent driving, my engine's basically a naturally aspirated 1.8), I've been averaging 21-22 mpg during my drive to and from school.

I haven't gone below 26mpg average on a tank in my 99 Passat. It has 150k miles, needs new spark plugs, never use premium gas, and I always average 27-29mpg. According to the readout in the dash, I get better gas mileage at 40 mph than I do at 75 mph.

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Nope. Achieva shifts smooth through all gears. :lol:

Lucky man :)

My friend had a 94 Taurus that had a hard shift out of 1st also. My 92 Century had very smooth shifts--of course that had a different engine and transmission.

Oh well, for a car with over 178K miles, I can't complain.

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The Lumina has been averaging 23 mpg when I'm doing mostly highway driving, and mostly city driving I've been getting about 19. Not very great, but my commute to work is so short that I only have to fill up every three weeks.

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I haven't gone below 26mpg average on a tank in my 99 Passat. It has 150k miles, needs new spark plugs, never use premium gas, and I always average 27-29mpg. According to the readout in the dash, I get better gas mileage at 40 mph than I do at 75 mph.

fueleconomy.gov shows great user mpg on turbo passats.

I test drove an 08 manual turbo yesterday. nice car..creepy interior though. good mpg is nice to know. for the record, i like the 9-3 a bit more than the passat because of the creepy interior. jetta has a nicer interior.

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Hell, I've known loaded for bear big blocks that get like 12-13 on the highway.

You wouldn't be abusing that poor elderly poncho now, would you mr Borger?

Chris

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Hell, I've known loaded for bear big blocks that get like 12-13 on the highway.

You wouldn't be abusing that poor elderly poncho now, would you mr Borger?

Chris

Nahhh, she is loaded to the hilt though. The trunk is completely filled and I have some things in the back seat too. She looks like a jet ready to take off with her nose pointed high in the air. :unitedstates: Air force :smilewide:

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The Duramax is all over the place with mileage depending on how I'm using it - so I really don't keep track.

There are just too many variables: 2wd vs. 4wd, loaded vs. empty, towing vs. not towing, plowing vs. not plowing, babying it vs. standing on it (usually the case).

Even so, it does much better than the 6.0 gas engined 2001 I used to have. That truck was a real pig on fuel.

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One of our cars just ran out of gas like a mile from the house. Knew there was something else I needed to do yesterday. Probably ought to go take her the gas can, then again, thats what she gets for using my car for her dirty deeds.

I do estimate, however, that on the tank that just ran out, the Fusion got 30mpg, or just under 30.

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The Duramax is all over the place with mileage depending on how I'm using it - so I really don't keep track.

There are just too many variables: 2wd vs. 4wd, loaded vs. empty, towing vs. not towing, plowing vs. not plowing, babying it vs. standing on it (usually the case).

Even so, it does much better than the 6.0 gas engined 2001 I used to have. That truck was a real pig on fuel.

im currious as to what you usually get tho... my 8100 gets 10-12 mpg... i've actually seen my best fuel ecconomy while towing over the rockies... lol sounds weird... but driving the freeways in LA, i usually got 11-12 mpg empty, towing my firebird & crap in the back, i got 14 mpg (85mph going from LA to El Paso using the 10) my wifes civic couldnt keep up with me, she had to keep throwing it in 4th to catch up to me...

i've been wanting to throw headers exhaust and intake to try to reduce fuel consumption... as i only get about 10mpg around base... max speed is 30-35...

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The thing will do mid teens under the right conditions, my 6.0 did 11 with a tailwind. :rolleyes:

I may do a real check sometime soon. It's been quite a while, and most of my driving is stop and go with it.

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The Duramax is all over the place with mileage depending on how I'm using it - so I really don't keep track.

There are just too many variables: 2wd vs. 4wd, loaded vs. empty, towing vs. not towing, plowing vs. not plowing, babying it vs. standing on it (usually the case).

Even so, it does much better than the 6.0 gas engined 2001 I used to have. That truck was a real pig on fuel.

The Duramax is a great diesel. I've been thinking of picking one up used to act as a work truck/tow vehicle.

Chris

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The Duramax is a great diesel. I've been thinking of picking one up used to act as a work truck/tow vehicle.

Chris

If it weren't for the Duramax, I would never own a diesel.

I've always hated diesels, but the D-max is so good that I would have nothing else in a work truck now.

Ditto the Allison trans.

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F$#k FWD, a typical W-body woudl have to get like 45mpg for me to

deprive myself of my BOF, V8 daily driver... granted the 7.0 liter in

the Banana was a bit too thisrty since it breathed/drank gas through

a giant 4bbl carb & carried around about 4800 Gross Lbs.

I sat down the other day & calculated milage for the RoadmOnster,

since the 16.5 figure I postd earlier was from Jan. to March, when I

was delivering Chinese food in cold weather, in other words tons of

ideling and warm up on cold days... now as of April 4th to lat week

the RoadmOnster is getting 18.02 mpg and that's only 1/2 highway,

my new job means I drive about 75% highway & I'm going against

traffic most of the time... so I think 20 should be realistic.

So again, to hell with all those FWD sh!%boxes you guys drive that

have 1/2 the Liters/cylinders/torque I do, lug around much less

weight, lack a spine and still can't even doub;e my milage!

Now I just need to trade up to an LT-1 powered '94-'96 Cadillac

Fleetwood Brougham with less than 100,000 miles.... for now I'll just

drive the wheels off my '92 TBI350 Buick.

Long live the B-body!

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F$#k FWD, a typical W-body woudl have to get like 45mpg for me to

deprive myself of my BOF, V8 daily driver... granted the 7.0 liter in

the Banana was a bit too thisrty since it breathed/drank gas through

a giant 4bbl carb & carried around about 4800 Gross Lbs.

I sat down the other day & calculated milage for the RoadmOnster,

since the 16.5 figure I postd earlier was from Jan. to March, when I

was delivering Chinese food in cold weather, in other words tons of

ideling and warm up on cold days... now as of April 4th to lat week

the RoadmOnster is getting 18.02 mpg and that's only 1/2 highway,

my new job means I drive about 75% highway & I'm going against

traffic most of the time... so I think 20 should be realistic.

So again, to hell with all those FWD sh!%boxes you guys drive that

have 1/2 the Liters/cylinders/torque I do, lug around much less

weight, lack a spine and still can't even doub;e my milage!

Now I just need to trade up to an LT-1 powered '94-'96 Cadillac

Fleetwood Brougham with less than 100,000 miles.... for now I'll just

drive the wheels off my '92 TBI350 Buick.

Long live the B-body!

Can't doube your milage? Please, I pull 36-40 mpg regualary in my little FWD econbox, depending on how $h!ty traffic is. So there :P

The Intrepid can't do double, but 28-29 mpg highway isn't too shabby for a full size car I think.

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Can't doube your milage? Please, I pull 36-40 mpg regualary in my little FWD econbox, depending on how $h!ty traffic is. So there :P

The Intrepid can't do double, but 28-29 mpg highway isn't too shabby for a full size car I think.

The Intrepid gets impressive MPGs on the highway, but it is NOT

fullsize... not in 2008 and esp. by MY standards. Remember that

Bicentenial LeSabre that you stored for Fly after I sold it to him?

THAT is a fullsize car. In 2008 the intrepid is a bigger car than

most bt a far cry to a DTS or Towncar... those are fullsize.

As far as the Toyopet-Geode-Prizm, no offense but I'd rather

rollerblade to work than drive a FWD, 4-cylinder, car with a

valvetrain actuated by rubber-band & about as much room for

people & luggage as my Aunt's VW-based Skoda in Slovakia. Not

to mention all the Toyo-DUH sourced content.

NOT MY STYLE. Different strokes for different folks I guess. :wink:

I'm an ENTHUSIAST. I have standards, twisted as they may be,

one of my biggest turnoffs is buynig something that was an

econobox, no matter how mint or low milage it is. My parents

always had a new car, every few years they'd buy one brand

new and one 5K-12K mile used car... butg they were never

anything impressive. A whole bunch of J-bodys & a few N-bodys.

I'd ratehr have a high milage car, that was/is something

impressive. Some old man probably bought my Roadmaster when

it was new, it might have been a plastic clad, Roadmaster

sedan with a baby-chevy V8 but it was still quite impressive as

compared to some FWD, 3800 powered Regal, and more so to

some 2.3 liter quad4 Skylark N-BODY.

If I had to drive a Prizm, after all the FULL size Chevrolet trucks,

Oldsmobile Aircraft Carriers, Buick Battleships, Cadillac Yachts &

other such high-end vehicles that were either meant to tow an

airstream larger than your garage or were meant to be driven by

ladies in white gloves &/or executives of companies like WANG,

Pan Am airlines, Sinclair Petroleum & Western Electric.... well I

just can't bring myself to do that.

It would be like asking Hugh Heffner to settle down with a stuffy

old, conservative woman with modest looks after the life he's led

for the past five decades.

Now sure, some of my cars would look at home in a junkyard...

the RoadmOnster is one of them, but then again my B-59 and

many of my other "beaters" are only a few cosmetic quirks

away from being returned to their former glory.

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The Intrepid gets impressive MPGs on the highway, but it is NOT

fullsize... not in 2008 and esp. by MY standards. Remember that

Bicentenial LeSabre that you stored for Fly after I sold it to him?

THAT is a fullsize car. In 2008 the intrepid is a bigger car than

most bt a far cry to a DTS or Towncar... those are fullsize.

As far as the Toyopet-Geode-Prizm, no offense but I'd rather

rollerblade to work than drive a FWD, 4-cylinder, car with a

valvetrain actuated by rubber-band & about as much room for

people & luggage as my Aunt's VW-based Skoda in Slovakia. Not

to mention all the Toyo-DUH sourced content.

NOT MY STYLE. Different strokes for different folks I guess. :wink:

I'm an ENTHUSIAST. I have standards, twisted as they may be,

one of my biggest turnoffs is buynig something that was an

econobox, no matter how mint or low milage it is. My parents

always had a new car, every few years they'd buy one brand

new and one 5K-12K mile used car... butg they were never

anything impressive. A whole bunch of J-bodys & a few N-bodys.

I'd ratehr have a high milage car, that was/is something

impressive. Some old man probably bought my Roadmaster when

it was new, it might have been a plastic clad, Roadmaster

sedan with a baby-chevy V8 but it was still quite impressive as

compared to some FWD, 3800 powered Regal, and more so to

some 2.3 liter quad4 Skylark N-BODY.

If I had to drive a Prizm, after all the FULL size Chevrolet trucks,

Oldsmobile Aircraft Carriers, Buick Battleships, Cadillac Yachts &

other such high-end vehicles that were either meant to tow an

airstream larger than your garage or were meant to be driven by

ladies in white gloves &/or executives of companies like WANG,

Pan Am airlines, Sinclair Petroleum & Western Electric.... well I

just can't bring myself to do that.

It would be like asking Hugh Heffner to settle down with a stuffy

old, conservative woman with modest looks after the life he's led

for the past five decades.

Now sure, some of my cars would look at home in a junkyard...

the RoadmOnster is one of them, but then again my B-59 and

many of my other "beaters" are only a few cosmetic quirks

away from being returned to their former glory.

Eh, the Prizm makes a great daily driver...good on gas, everything besides the cruise works, and the money saved on gas goes to other things, and when I do get another tank, I won't care how piss poor the fuel economy is. :P

Just remember one thing about what you say about being an enthusiast and about the Corolla with an identity crisis...it's a manual. What are yours cars? Automatic. That counts for something. :D :wink: :pbjtime:

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I will agree that your Prizm has some redeming value

being a 5-speed manual, so many pu$$ies out there

these days insist it simply HAS to be an automatic,

as if the alternative was horrific, appauling... or just

plain unthinkable!

Now if you show me an affordable '59 Buick in decent

shape with a 3-on-the tree in ANY bodystyle I'll run

out and buy it quicker than a jackrabbitt on crack.

I did so very much want to buy that 3-on-the tree

flattop (hardtop) LeSabre in New Jersey in 2005 but

as Balthazar can tell you the car was toast. It had

been completely submerged in water in a flood back

in the early 2000s. That was the closest I ever got

to buying a '59 Buick other than the one in Freeport

Maine and my own 4411 that I now own.

When you are in the market for a one-year only 48

year old used car you can not be too picky, esp.

since only the LeSabre had the option for a manaual

trans in 1959, something like only 38% of the

production (258,000 total) were LeSabres & out of

those only 12% IIRC were manual 3-on-the-tree

cars. In the conservative 1950s manuals were

considered old fashioned & cheap, everyone wanted

a slushbox, after all, remember even the Corvette

was born as auto-only.

Now I'd like to see you find me a 1990s B-body with

a manual trans... man that would ROCK!

Same goes for the 500SEC hardtop, it was THE most

expensive M.B. in the 1984 lineup and as such, being

the flagship for a luxury car brand in the 1980s you

could get any transmission you wanted as long as it

was a 4-speed AUTOMATIC.

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I will agree that your Prizm has some redeming value

being a 5-speed manual, so many pu$$ies out there

these days insist it simply HAS to be an automatic,

as if the alternative was horrific, appauling... or just

plain unthinkable!

Now if you show me an affordable '59 Buick in decent

shape with a 3-on-the tree in ANY bodystyle I'll run

out and buy it quicker than a jackrabbitt on crack.

I did so very much want to buy that 3-on-the tree

flattop (hardtop) LeSabre in New Jersey in 2005 but

as Balthazar can tell you the car was toast. It had

been completely submerged in water in a flood back

in the early 2000s. That was the closest I ever got

to buying a '59 Buick other than the one in Freeport

Maine and my own 4411 that I now own.

When you are in the market for a one-year only 48

year old used car you can not be too picky, esp.

since only the LeSabre had the option for a manaual

trans in 1959, something like only 38% of the

production (258,000 total) were LeSabres & out of

those only 12% IIRC were manual 3-on-the-tree

cars. In the conservative 1950s manuals were

considered old fashioned & cheap, everyone wanted

a slushbox, after all, remember even the Corvette

was born as auto-only.

Now I'd like to see you find me a 1990s B-body with

a manual trans... man that would ROCK!

Same goes for the 500SEC hardtop, it was THE most

expensive M.B. in the 1984 lineup and as such, being

the flagship for a luxury car brand in the 1980s you

could get any transmission you wanted as long as it

was a 4-speed AUTOMATIC.

Why don't you find a way to hook up a manual to the RoadMonster? I mean, I've heard crazier ideas from you. :P

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Agreed!

I don't think the effort would be worth it on the Roadmaster

but more than a few times in recent weeks SP and I have

brainstormed a Chevrolet 250 inline-6 and 4-speed manual,

shifted on the floor, in the B-59.

It would allow me to drive that car everyday without feeling

like I'm signing over half my paycheck to Exxon/Mobil.

My buddy Sean (the "454, T5 tranny" Crazy Asian) were

planning on throwing an M22 in my tripple silver Fleetwood

Brougham, hooked up to an original 302 out of a '69 Z/28.

Seriously. It never happened but he owed me a favor and

if I had given the go-ahead that nutcase would have done

it in like 48 hours.

He took that 302 out of his '69 Camaro and dropped in a

454 & Super-T10 trans in less than 24 hours, BY HIMSELF!

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Agreed!

I don't think the effort would be worth it on the Roadmaster

but more than a few times in recent weeks SP and I have

brainstormed a Chevrolet 250 inline-6 and 4-speed manual,

shifted on the floor, in the B-59.

It would allow me to drive that car everyday without feeling

like I'm signing over half my paycheck to Exxon/Mobil.

My buddy Sean (the "454, T5 tranny" Crazy Asian) were

planning on throwing an M22 in my tripple silver Fleetwood

Brougham, hooked up to an original 302 out of a '69 Z/28.

Seriously. It never happened but he owed me a favor and

if I had given the go-ahead that nutcase would have done

it in like 48 hours.

He took that 302 out of his '69 Camaro and dropped in a

454 & Super-T10 trans in less than 24 hours, BY HIMSELF!

So is this who I ask when I decide to put a 3.5 in my Intrepid? :P

I bet it would be easy for this guy, since besides the exhuast pipe that needs to be bent to fit, it's all plug `n play.

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Sean is a nut like myself... he only works on old school 'Merican vehicles.

He's the one that built the Humm-Burban-lanche, not sure if you ever saw

it on the forum, it was an ex-state popo-dot Suburban in white that had a

H1- Hummer inspired nose, hand built out of 1/4" steel!

Then Sean also took a sawzall to the ass end & made a 1990 Avanalche.

I think the newest car he's ever worked on was his son's 1994 Camaro.

His son f***ed up the LT1 so Sean decided, since there's no emissions

test in Vermont where his son was living at the time (in college) that he

would drop in a carburated '60s SBC 327, managed to hook it up to the

6-speed manual too after soe difficulty.

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So is this who I ask when I decide to put a 3.5 in my Intrepid? :P

I bet it would be easy for this guy, since besides the exhuast pipe that needs to be bent to fit, it's all plug `n play.

Would it not be easier to buy a Concorde with a 3.5 or a 300 (300LX, not current 300) with a 3.5 and enjoy the upgrade in ammenities?

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Would it not be easier to buy a Concorde with a 3.5 or a 300 (300LX, not current 300) with a 3.5 and enjoy the upgrade in ammenities?

Chris

I perfer the look of the Intrepid, plus if you know e well, I hang on to my cars for eva! muhahaha

Besides, if I go the 3.2 route the engine is only $800. Probably a little more to get the extras I'd need for a swap. A used Concorde LXi/LHS/300M would easily cost over $5,000. I like the idea of upgrading my Intrepid as I go. Ideally I'd like to find a wrecked LHS or 300M with a black interior and and put those ultra comfy leather seats in mine, as well as the automatic climate control module. Anyway, the 2.7 is still going strong, and problem free since I replaced that crankshaft sensor. Once I do the timing chains she should be good for quite some time, hopefully. I'm interested to see how far it'll go, and maybe set some record for most miles on a 2.7L. :P

On Dodgetalk there's a guy who did just that, and the results are sexy. Chrysler luxury with Dodge sporty styling.

I love my car too much to ever get rid of it. :D

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The 300M pissed me off since it's 240 horsepower was WAY short

of what the name advertised! "300 series" cars were named that

for their 300+ horsepower outputs!

The other thing (besides the FWD, DUH!) that bothered me about

the 300M was the slightly awkward rear, looke like someone used

a putty knife to cut off the ass end of a Conorde. :P

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The 300M pissed me off since it's 240 horsepower was WAY short

of what the name advertised! "300 series" cars were named that

for their 300+ horsepower outputs!

The other thing (besides the FWD, DUH!) that bothered me about

the 300M was the slightly awkward rear, looke like someone used

a putty knife to cut off the ass end of a Conorde. :P

I actually didn't mind the rear, it was the front of the 300M (and Concorde and LHS) that bothered me slightly. Couldn't ever put my finger on it, something to do with theheadlights shape and small grill. I still like them though.

The 300M did have 250 horsepower at one point, it was also the sportiest of all of the LH cars and was considered to give some of the Euro luxury marque's cars and the Japanese luxury marques a run for their money.

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I perfer the look of the Intrepid, plus if you know e well, I hang on to my cars for eva! muhahaha

Besides, if I go the 3.2 route the engine is only $800. Probably a little more to get the extras I'd need for a swap. A used Concorde LXi/LHS/300M would easily cost over $5,000. I like the idea of upgrading my Intrepid as I go. Ideally I'd like to find a wrecked LHS or 300M with a black interior and and put those ultra comfy leather seats in mine, as well as the automatic climate control module. Anyway, the 2.7 is still going strong, and problem free since I replaced that crankshaft sensor. Once I do the timing chains she should be good for quite some time, hopefully. I'm interested to see how far it'll go, and maybe set some record for most miles on a 2.7L. :P

On Dodgetalk there's a guy who did just that, and the results are sexy. Chrysler luxury with Dodge sporty styling.

I love my car too much to ever get rid of it. :D

You still may want a Concorde....alongside the Intrepid.

I sold my Concorde 3 years ago and still miss it.

Chris

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...besides, Sixty Eight, the 3.5 Chrysler had PLENTY of power for most driving situations.

Not enough to do mindless burnouts in a high school parking lot, but still plenty of power.

But I digress, the 300 cars of the 1960's were the Shizzle.

I had a chance to buy a 65 Chrysler ragtop a few years back and still regret not buying that car. Ahh, lost opportunity that never comes again!

Chris

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New 2008 F250 4x4 Crewcab Lariat, V10, loaded (Navigation, DVD, Tow Command, etc)

First tank: 10.4mpg (mix of city and highway)

Second tank: 12.4mpg (more highway.......... but mountainous highway)

Third tank: 9.7mpg (all city)

Current tank: will be in the 10's (all city)

The truck currently has 1065 miles on it. When fully broken in (10K-20Kmiles), I fully expect 11's in town, and up to 15's on the highway.

I LOVE my new truck. :)

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New 2008 F250 4x4 Crewcab Lariat, V10, loaded (Navigation, DVD, Tow Command, etc)

First tank: 10.4mpg (mix of city and highway)

Second tank: 12.4mpg (more highway.......... but mountainous highway)

Third tank: 9.7mpg (all city)

Current tank: will be in the 10's (all city)

The truck currently has 1065 miles on it. When fully broken in (10K-20Kmiles), I fully expect 11's in town, and up to 15's on the highway.

I LOVE my new truck. :)

That is an Amazing truck. I'd have gone diesel myself.

Chris

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The diesel is $5K more to buy, only gets marginally better mileage (because it meets the 2010 emissions regs and has a particulate filter the size of a small house, goes into regen mode all the time, and has 2 EGR's), costs much more to maintain, and diesel is 24% higher than gasoline here.

We will keep the truck forever, as it will do everything we will ever need it to do. It is my daily driver, but I don't drive much (with son going back to school, about 300 miles a month unless we play).

The V10 is a great engine. It makes plenty of hp and torque (362hp 457lb ft of torque), gets out of its own way easily, and is reliable as all get out.

We set out to buy the V10, as we have wanted one for a while. We originally thought we would buy a 2005-2007 version, but after test driving the '08, with its fantastic interior (sorry, but I like my truck interior to look like a truck interior) and driving characteristics (it really drives much smaller than it is)............ there was no way I could buy the last gen truck.

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Glad to hear your happy with the V10. We are getting about 15 or 16 out of a 1 ton econoline diesel at work.

300 miles a month? That truck OUGHT to last forever.

Good luck with it!

Chris

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