Last post on Mar 21, 2008 at 9:53 PM
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Chevrolet Cavalier, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe
#9 of 16 02 Cavalier
Mar 15, 2008 (8:14 pm)
I have an 02 Cavalier. I can get 40 on the highway if I drive the right way.I don't do much highway driving;mostly 45mph zones with stop light. My last tank went 457miles for an average of 35.88 mpg. This is not on any long trips; longest drive maybe 20miles. I practice what's called "hypermiling" ( includes higher tjre pressure, swithching car off at long lights, etc) and also did some aero-dynamic modifications( nothing expensive, just soda bottle, aluminum cans and duck tape I have gotten over 500miles on a tank during the Summer. I used to be lucky to get 27mpg before.It may not be for everyone,but it's become a game for me.
#10 of 16 Re: 02 Cavalier [hateful]
Mar 16, 2008 (4:30 am)
What sort of modifications do you do with soda bottles, aluminum cans, and duct tape?
#11 of 16 Re: 02 Cavalier [georgecavalier]
Mar 17, 2008 (4:31 pm)
I reshaped the nose and extended down with an air dam inches from the ground.Covered wide open area in wheel well;more in the back as they don't need room to turn. The pinch weld along the bottom sides has a duck tape side skirt with cans and bottles to form a slope to divert air around the back tire. The stock plastic hub caps are taped ( covering opening).Coke bottles cut up and screwed into vent in front of windshield to block wind from wipers. Also have aluminum window screen covering the entire underside.">
#12 of 16 Re: 02 Cavalier [hateful]
Mar 18, 2008 (8:27 am)
Very interesting. I would love to see pictures of it.
#14 of 16 Re: 02 Cavalier [georgecavalier]
Mar 18, 2008 (12:49 pm)
I just uploaded some pictures to my gallery; New to site and still learning the functions.
#15 of 16 Re: 02 Cavalier [hateful]
Mar 18, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Well, it's not too attractive but if you get the mileage that you say you get it might be worth it especially with prices that are going to creep up to $4 soon.
#16 of 16 Re: 98 Chevy cavalier gas mileage suspicion [stryker5671]
Mar 21, 2008 (9:53 pm)
I get around 24 mpg in the city w/ the 2.2 L, though I have a pretty heavy foot. Cruising on the freeway though between 75 and 80 I get around 40 mpg, w/ an all time high of 41 so far.