Originally Posted by SSEBONNE4EVA
Originally Posted by Bonnevillan
bonnevilles get just as good highway MPG as many of the newer cars advertised as fuel efficient... and i don't put many miles on. If i do get rid of it, it wont be because of fuel economy
X2, my friends Ford Focus a supposed Economy car only gets 31 mpg highway. When I told him I have gotten 31 in the past he was surprised. Should have seen the look.
I only drive about 2,500 miles per year and most of it around town. The cost of a new car, and property taxes, would far exceed what I am paying now.
If they made one that gets 40 around town, I would consider it and use the bonneville for highway trips.
The Prius is one but its too Ugly and not my style.
I may have to sell one Bonneville if my mother in law gives my wife her new car.
Me and a neighbor Compared one time.... We both made pretty much the same trips Home as we are from not too far apart in WV... I think I drive 80-90 miles further than he does.. Same route too..
I asked him to do his math and see what his 2.7L V6 Sonata was getting on the Interstate... When he got back he told me the best he could do was 30 Mpg and even then he was doing 70-73 with the cruise... I told him I was a little shocked he didn't do better... I then told Him I do 31-32 Mpg going 75-80 Mph all day long.... He was shocked that a Full size car with a 3.8 could do that...LOL..... I would almost love to have 2.97 gears just to see what MPG'* I could get..
With the Soon to be road worthy Bonnevan( yes the Transport ) and its 2.93 gears I am wondering what MPG'* it will get.... It was rated 26 Hwy with 3.06 Gears... I have heard of people doing 28Mpg in these.... I wonder if the gears will get me to 30 Mpg with a good tune up...
I think its a shame they are killing off a good Pushrod engine when it was great for emissions, driveability and more than had the ability to turn Fuel economy gears...
we have all heard of the 2.84 Ratio crowd doing as much as 34-35 Mpg.... Sometimes in my mind it just seems tuff to beat a Torquer V6 in a Full size car
In case you can't tell my vote.... You'll have to pry both the Bonneville and the 3800 from my cold dead hands
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