Last post on Mar 06, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Coupe
Mar 09, 2008 (10:38 am)
I have a 2000 SS with over 146,000 miles on the 3800. Obviously I use it alot for trevelling for work and many times I check the mileage to see what Im averaging. On the interstate, cruising at around 65 mph, i can usually get anywhere from 30-36 miles per gallon. Thats right, up to 36 miles per gallon. For a car of its size, not too shabby at all. Take that Aveo!!
#14 of 16 2007 SS
Mar 09, 2008 (7:48 pm)
We just bought a 2007 Monte Carlo SS and traded in the 2004 SS we had. The 04 had the 3.8 and averaged 26 mpg in city with just under 70K miles on it. So far the 2007 has averaged 20.6 in city driving. My wife drives it 25 miles each way to work with much of that in stop and go freeway traffic here in the DFW (Arlington) area. When we got it, it had 6000 miles on it and the 'puter said it had averaged 17.6. Since we started driving it, it actually was getting just over 22 mpg. But lately we have been test driving the performance aspect of it. The 4 cyl mode is awesome for good mileage and the 8 cyl mode is breath taking for acceleration! I just recently removed the mufflers (kept the resonator on) and replaced them with straight pipes and the stock tips. What a difference!! Now it not only sounds good but performs even better. It intimidates many other performance cars like the Mustang GT. We also use "the PILL" (go to 2004redblazer.myffi.biz) which has made it run better. We also use the pill on the 04 Blazer which gets 70 more miles per tank of gas. I had to have the 2007 SS since they quit making it....again. We also have a 1986 SS which is being restored.
#15 of 16 Re: gas milage [snowandtorque]
Mar 06, 2010 (8:54 pm)
I believe you are correct. My friend has actually suggested getting a K and N filter too. Ill grab that this month. I just replaced my 02 sensor and i was told to pump premium or midgrade gas. I just almost cried when I filled my tank on thur with 87 gas and not its near E--a quarter to be exact. It is an 01 ss and its definitely a killer. I love the pwer it has and I mainly do city driving and highway combined, so in your opinion I must have to bite the bullet? By the way this is my first chevy and its used.
#16 of 16 Re: 2007 SS [wiz4]
Mar 06, 2010 (8:58 pm)
Oh man, I just replaced my resonator because it had a rusty hole for a straight pipe. Before it was loud and horrible sounding, not the mustang sound I craved, but now its quieter. It was the much cheaper alternative for me because I am a student and this is my first chevy. Its an 01 ss. its also a gasser. but i love the power of the 3.8, but the gas is horrible with 87, a little better with 89. Got any advice? What does the resonator do vs straight piping?