Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 17:45:25 -0600
From: Lon <>
Subject: Re: GM's excess baggage - Buick, Pontiac, Saab, Hummer

Fred W proclaimed: > Willy wrote: > >> >> >> I don't agree. Although I own two new Chevy's (Impala and >> Equinox)... I previously owned 13 Nissan's..... so it's not like I'm >> doing the rahrah American Car sthick. But in looking at the Chevy's >> line up, you'd be HARD PRESSED to find any brand that offers better >> gas mileage in a similarly sized vehicle. Even the huge Tahoe now >> delivers amazing mileage - better than anything else in it's size or >> class. >> > > I can't speak to the whole lineup, but I have an '05 Chevy Impala as a > company car. This is a very big car and I am not particularly fond of > it, but this is what they give me. It gets over 30 mpg on the highway > doing a steady 75 mph. Last week I drove from Manchester, NH to > Baltimore, MD on a single tank of gas and was flabbergasted to find that > the tank took less than 16 gallons. > Has as much to do with your right foot as the vehicle. With a decent rear ratio, a wider ratio transmission, good radials, and the old Quadrajet you could hit the low 20s with a 427 [390 hp] in an older Impala. With fuel injection that would go up quite a bit even tho the old Q-Jet wasn't that bad as long as you left the secondaries closed.

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