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Aug 31, 2007 (8:18 am)
An old coworker of mine had a series of hot Camaros, Novas and Chevelles. I think his fastest car could dip into the 9 second range.
One run in that Camaro just about emptied the fuel cell. I don't remember how big the fuel cell was though.
#203 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [sls002]
Aug 31, 2007 (8:40 am)
Wow, a link to Impala mileage that has one 2007 model w/5.3L user's data.
My claims are based on the relationship of EPA numbers and my extensive personal experiences.
#205 of 207 Re: check the reviews on Edmunds [dave8697]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 31, 2007 (8:50 am)
I think the point of all this is that American cars are not perceived as being the most fuel efficient, even though a model by model comparison would sometimes disprove that perception. Overall, it's probably true and that's why many buyers believe it.
#206 of 207 Re: Impala SS DOD [dave8697]
Aug 31, 2007 (9:56 am)
There was also a 2006 with the 5.3 and if you checked into the data there, you would have seen a couple of long trips that resulted in 23 MPG. I am not sure why that one has more than one data point, but I will have to see if I can resolve my SRX data into local and trip data.
#207 of 207 Re: LOL [bumpy]
Sep 02, 2007 (9:41 am)
I have done a couple of WOT runs with my SRX to see what the computer's fuel consumption says: the instant MPG reading was about 3 or 4 MPG; so I switched to the metric which said about 80 liters per 100 kilometers. Translating 80 liters per 100 kilometers into MPG is 3 MPG. So, one mile at that rate of consumption would be 1/3 gallon, or about 1/12 gallon for a 1/4 mile run. Perhaps a pint of fuel, or probably less.