Last post on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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Chevrolet Impala, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#114 of 123 Re: '01 IMP LS 3.8 255,000 miles 22-24mpg
Apr 15, 2009 (8:57 am)
Wow, where are you finding platinum plugs for only $2.00 per plug?!?! The cheapest I can find Delco ones is $6.00 per plug. I won't put anything else in my 'Pala.
At 255k, have you had to replace your upper intake manifold yet?
#115 of 123 Re: '01 IMP LS 3.8 255,000 miles 22-24mpg [gar_fanatic]
Apr 15, 2009 (9:13 am)
replaced intake manifold at 50K or so. I also use only plugs that the car is designed around, Delco.
#116 of 123 Re: '01 IMP LS 3.8 255,000 miles 22-24mpg [gar_fanatic]
Apr 15, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Schucks usually has them discounted to this price on one of their flyers (state of Washington, Bellingham area).
#117 of 123 Re: '01 IMP LS 3.8 255,000 miles 22-24mpg [txguy]
Apr 15, 2009 (12:28 pm)
The car will run fine on any brand as long as they are equivalent to the Delco you mention (Bosch, Champion or any other well known brand)
#118 of 123 Re: 2009 Impala 3.9L LTZ MPG [hjr3]
Dec 03, 2010 (2:19 pm)
I had a 2002 Impala that got great mileage 22-25 city and 30-32 highway, so I bought a new 2009 last year. My mileage has been terrible compared to the 2002 impala. Now I get 15-18 city and 20-22 highway, with 24 my best mileage ever on this car.
I was really disappointed in the mileage but the car is great and I love everything about it except the mileage.
#119 of 123 2010 gas mileage
Feb 09, 2011 (4:28 pm)
#120 of 123 2010 gas mileage
Feb 09, 2011 (4:28 pm)
I am wondering if anybody is having problems with gas mileage for their 2010 Impala. I checked my mileage today. Am getting 13.8 mpg. very dissapointing. I took the car in a few days ago to my Chevy dealer. They scanned everything and said all is to factory specifications.
Feb 10, 2011 (10:02 pm)
I get at least 21 MPG around town, and the highway mileage varies between 25 to 28, depending upon whether I am using the AC, and/or speeding. At 65 with no AC, I can hit 28. Cruising at 75 drops the mileage to 26, and anything over 80 cuts the mileage back to 25, or less. The LTZ suspension makes a great long distance higher speed road car....firm, but not harsh.
#122 of 123 2011 on the highway
Apr 15, 2011 (8:32 pm)
I got to drive a 2011 Impala rental on a 270 mile trip today, thanks to Delta canceling my flight home due to the wind being too strong for their little puddlejumper jet. Car had 12k miles on it. Almost all the trip was interstate at between 65-68 mph, with cruise on. Some city streets at the beginning and end, and two stops along the way. Had high winds during the trip, but mostly cross-winds. Temperature between 32-40 F. I was quite impressed with the fuel economy for a large car with a big V6: 33.9 mpg. That's in the same neighborhood as some smaller 4-cylinder cars I've driven on the highway.
Apr 21, 2011 (11:06 pm)
I got 21.3 on the last tank all city and the computer and the hand calculated came out with in .2 of each other. During a highway trip tonight at about 70 over 50 miles I averaged 28 according to the computer. If I backed down to 60 the cylinder deactivation would hold speed and it went up to 33 mpg on the computer on a flat steady section. This trip tonight was with new wheels and tires that have thrown off the speedometer by 4-5 mph low. So would that mean I'm actually getting about 5% better then indicated? That means 29.4 average highway.
This is on a 2007 with the 3.9 with new 235/50/18 tires in place of the factory 16's.