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#1 of 16 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Real World MPG
by claires HOST
Jun 18, 2006 (1:08 pm)
Share your actual MPG with other Monte Carlo owners here.
#2 of 16 My Mileage to Date
Jun 24, 2006 (7:22 am)
So far I have 10,000+ miles on my '06 Monte 3LT with the 3.9L engine. I monitor my mileage pretty carefully and so far every tank has been in the 23-23.5 MPG range.
I commute 80 miles every day to and from work up and down the Cajon Pass which at it's highest point is about 4,100 feet. I live at 3,000 feet and my job is probably at 100-200 feet above sea-level, just to give some indication of what the daily drive consists of, in addition to the around town driving in traffic that is inevitable.
#3 of 16 Re: Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Real World MPG [claires]
Oct 06, 2006 (8:51 pm)
I am very disapointed. My Monte Carlo has the 3.4 v6
and Chevrolet claims 22 and 31 MPG.
My car is like new and I can not get more than 18 out of it.
I have no mechanical problems and the car only has 8k miles on it. I have even tried driving like granny.
Do you have any ideas? The Chev silverado truck claims 17
and 20 MPG and I want to buy one but I am not sure I can believe the MPG claim. I had a 95 ford T Bird with a V8
and did get 18 and 21 MPG.
#5 of 16 Re: Chevrolet Monte Carlo: Real World MPG [samspammer]
Mar 10, 2007 (11:56 am)
what year do you have.
May 05, 2007 (6:37 am)
no matter what car you get from a Chevy to a Renault the typical driver will not get the gas mileage shown on the sticker. MPG differs from one driver to the next due to driving styles, fuel changes (Exxon, Hess, Sunoco...ect) Geographical area (elevation, temp, humidity), all these things (even if slight) have an effect on how your car performs. Unless you take 2 hours to get from 0-60 on the highway, or drive like your 110 in town chances are your going to fall short of "estimated MPG" Certain cars they don't mind putting the actuall MPG on it, or "realistic MPG" as I like to call it. Especially when it is something like a camaro, Corvette, even some truck...because you don't expect to get great gas mileage on one. But for the new Monte they were shooting for a midsize coupe with better gas milege, so they inflamed the MPG....oh sure...you could probably get that...so they weren't lying...but you would have to driving like you escaped from a nursing home. Personally I have a V8 Monte, a 6.0 V8 Suburban, and a 5.7 V8 Yukon.....I wouldn't have it any other way. No matter what you do you sacrifice power for MPG and vise versa.....you get what you pay for.....never buy a car assuming you will regulary get the MPG shown on the sticker. My suggestion is a K&N Air filter it will run you around $50 or so at Autozone...but it last for life and it really does help on MPG and Horsepower
#7 of 16 1996 Monte Carlo LS
Nov 18, 2007 (3:33 pm)
I have the 3.1L with irridium spark plugs and I get a consistant 28.5mpg in my daily driving!!
Also, I have a record mpg that I achieved at an average of 58mph in wisconsin for 60miles! Take a LQQK !
That computer shown was calibrated with GPS, AND then calibrated 6 times tank to tank for the most accurate fuel readout possible:
39mpg! hell ya.
#8 of 16 Monte gas mileage
Dec 11, 2007 (4:47 pm)
My 07 Monte LS(3.5)gets a steady 26 mpg(70%highway,30%city).I am sorry the car has low HPandTorque.I traded an 05 Honda EXL V6 Coupe (245hp).The Accord would flat run away from the Monte.The Monte Carlo is a beautiful car,thats why I bought it.You either love a Monte or you don't.bye the way,the car has 14k miles.
#9 of 16 Love the Monte
Dec 11, 2007 (4:55 pm)
You're right... and I love my Monte. With the 3.9L engine its zippier. Even burned rubber yesterday -- must have been some sand on the road because I wasn't even trying. The bigger engine does cost in gas mileage... lucky to get near 20 in the city but don't do that much city driving.
#10 of 16 Gotta love the 3.1L Fuel Mileage!
Dec 11, 2007 (5:43 pm)
didnt realize the other link didnt work. Fixed.