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#1253 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 21, 2013 (6:10 am)
I really appreciate your coming back to post here. I am really glad you have a job that you're happy with.
I too had thought about waiting for a Cruze diesel. I've been looking at cars to replace my trusty 200,000 mi leSabre. The GM cars sure do last. If your 23 mpg is a mixture of stop and go suburban driving with some open road, that may be fair. But I'd expect better even on a supercharged 3800. Is your foot a little heavy enjoying that horsepower? Just asking, grin.
I'm browsing all the cars, Kia, Hyundai, toyota, Honda, Ford, and GM to decide what to buy. I have a choice of a new car now to supplement/replace our comfortable leSabre highway cruiser and to buy a new car. Or I can buy a used car that's less of car as a local car.
There are two good reasons for waiting to replace the highway car and that's the Verano for 14 and the Cruze diesel. If the Malibu had the diesel coming that would be even better.
#1254 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 21, 2013 (4:37 pm)
Nice to see you again, Rocky. Work and save the money! By the time we get a diesel Cruze, you'll be able to buy it outright.
Funny, when I first started working after I graduated, I didn't want to work anything extra - guess I was still tired from school. Now, whenever there is a crisis or someone can't cover a holiday (I work on a network that requires 24/7/365 monitoring) I usually jump at it - money isn't a bad thing. You'll be fine.
Apr 22, 2013 (11:14 am)
nice ta hear from you, buddy. I agree with the rest, keep working and saving. I'm now in southern New Mexico working at a hospital and I'm getting closer (not anywhere near close enough) to retirement, but I am so happy to be working at a place that gives you some creedence and respect. This place is protected with union work rules but there are no union dues nor a union. At least in the Allied Health profession I went to college to get trained in, after my union Boeing job.
Now I hear Boeing is letting 700 more Everett plant engineering people go. Glad ta be outta there. Take care rockylee and post when you get a chance, man. All of us oldtimers wish you well!
#1256 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
Apr 23, 2013 (5:47 am)
Cool to see you back on Edmunds again, Rocky. Hope to see you around more often! Thinking of either a new 2014 Impala to replace my aging Grand Marquis or a new LaCrosse for the wife. She loves her current car and doesn't want to replace it. I was also thinking I'd get her a new ride and keeping her 2005 LaCrosse as our "hooptie."
#1257 of 1310 towing capacity
Apr 30, 2013 (8:11 am)
I need someone to walk me through the calculations for how much I can safely tow with a 1999 gmc yukon 1500 sle
#1258 of 1310 Re: towing capacity [alabama3]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Apr 30, 2013 (11:10 pm)
The folks in the GMC Yukon, Yukon Denali Towing forum should be able to help you out.
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#1260 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [rockylee]
May 29, 2013 (12:55 pm)
I'd be happy with a gas Cruze. They are rated 42 hwy and run on the cheap stuff. RUG was $3.16 near NC TN border Monday. That would be equal to 50 mpg for $4 diesel.
I put 1050 miles on my Malibu 2.4 liter over the weekend and was slightly suprised to get 20% over the EPA hwy rating out of it. If I could do as well with a Cruze, that would be over 50 hwy mpgs. Lucky for me, I had a tailwind both going and returning. I have to laugh when I read the 2013 Malibu Eco road test that they got 24.7 mpg average from a hybrid when I got 38.5 trip mpgs from a '10 LT.
I am curious that Indy gas is 69 cents a gallon higher than Knoxville TN. I'll have to remember to leave home with a quarter tank next time.
#1261 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [dave8697]
May 31, 2013 (4:00 am)
I have to laugh when I read the 2013 Malibu Eco road test that they got 24.7 mpg average from a hybrid when I got 38.5 trip mpgs from a '10 LT.
I have to laugh that you made that comparison...
With a tail wind I can get easily beat the EPA ratings by 20% in my Expedition too. Yesterday was able to get about 25mpg on a 60 mile trip, but I had a 20-30mph tailwind. In the opposite direction I would have been lucky to get 12mpg.
I have a friend with a Cruze Eco with a manual trans. He is usually in the mid to high 30's for his daily commute, but he claims he's gotten 50 mpg occasionally on the hwy.
The diesel Cruze will have a lot more power, but unfortunately the price premium for diesel plus the additional cost of the diesel engine upgrade will likely negate any fuel efficiency gains. That said, even if it's close to break even I'd prefer the diesel, though I doubt it would save me any money.
#1262 of 1310 Re: Cadillac trio [dieselone]
May 31, 2013 (4:11 am)
Just a small tailwind helps drastically to reduce the air drag on a car going 65 or 70. The wind resistance on my leSabre seems to increase exponentially above 65.