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#178 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [dave8697]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:01 am)
What Impala does 0-60 in 5.3 seconds?
The best time I can find is around 6.12 seconds.
I just think you have a tendency to over exaggerate your numbers.
#179 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [british_rover]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:11 am)
Maybe he meant 0-60
#180 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [british_rover]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:14 am)
Car & Driver got 5.6 in their June 2006 test. They also averaged 16 MPG.
#181 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [sls002]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:27 am)
Yikes I hate to think how much they power braked the tranny to get that time.
#182 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [sls002]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:33 am)
OK, but 16 mpg is 16 mpg. That's lousy, period.
People often brag about their record numbers, I'm sure you see 30mpg in the computer readout, but what do you get on a full tank? On average?
C&D got 16mpg.
#183 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [ateixeira]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:41 am)
as I reported above, on the fuel economy site, owners of the Impala SS have reported around 20 MPG, with one reporting 23 MPG on the highway.
Cobalt owners are reporting up to 36 MPG.
Prius owners all report less than 50 MPG.
#184 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [sls002]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:49 am)
Sounds more like it.
My van was getting 31.3 mpg at one point on a trip, but for full tankfulls my average is more like 23-27mpg.
I refuse to believe you could get 30+ with an Impala V8 unless you were driving downhill from Pikes Peak.
#185 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [ateixeira]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:58 am)
I could stretch my MINI Cooper S up above 50 mpg for a few minutes but I couldn't maintain it.
I averaged between 35 and 40 mpg with that car on long trips depending on the time of year and if I was in the mountains or not.
I got between 25 and 27 in the city if I drove normally and a little less if I really hammered it.
#186 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [british_rover]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:01 am)
One nice thing about a big engine is that it can be geared tall for the highway. I'm sure that's how my 3.5l van can get 31.3mpg over a 120 mile drive, with lots of weight and the A/C on the whole time.
Still, city mileage takes a nose dive. You have to start and stop all that weight, and can't really take advantage of the gearing until you cruise on the highway (not too slow, not too fast).
Hit the sweet spot, in my case 46-60 mph or so, and mileage is phenomenal. But I'll admit you have to try to stay within that range and really make wise lane choices to keep above 30mpg. It's hard work!
Aug 29, 2007 (10:34 am)
My S2000 can get 31mpg if I drive it like a Civic, but if I drive it closer to intended, I get about 25mpg. However, that's still keeping out of the red zone most of the time.
I've read guys who track their cars, keeping it in VTEC mode the whole time will get about 12mpg
My little AWD Impreza manual gets 31mpg at the moment, and that's cruising at 75-80 on the highways.