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Old 05-18-2004, 02:53 AM   #11
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i'm about to start commuting with my 89 lesabre, which gets soem bad *** gas-mileage, because my SSEi is **** for gas-mileage. I mostly commute in the city and i get around 16-17 mpg.. @ 2.25 / gallon and an 18 gallon tank..AHHHHH. The key to success is keepin the boost below 0. It'* hard sometimes when those ricers pass by on the roads..soo tough!
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i'm about to start commuting with my 89 lesabre, which gets soem bad A$$ gas-mileage, because my SSEi is ***^ for gas-mileage. I mostly commute in the city and i get around 16-17 mpg.. @ 2.25 / gallon and an 18 gallon tank..AHHHHH. The key to success is keepin the boost below 0. It'* hard sometimes when those ricers pass by on the roads..soo tough!
I hear you on that one. I was just thinking about picking up an older Lesabre for that exact reason. AND with two car insured my rates would actually be cheaper (would be $5 cheaper per month to have my SSEi insured as it is and 2nd car with just liabilaty). Figure save $5 on insurance, plus an extra $50 on gas -more than pays for the tabs and other up-keep on both cars.
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Old 05-19-2004, 01:08 AM   #13
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-more than pays for the tabs and other up-keep on both cars.
not to mention a few more mods...
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-more than pays for the tabs and other up-keep on both cars.
not to mention a few more mods...
That, I am sure, I would figure out damn quick.
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Well, this reply I'm making on May 2004 and no test yet means that a worthy prototype worth flogging came very close to when actual production started. Generally the mainstream monthly magazines have a 3 month lag between test and publication.

Judging from the later than initially announced production date, I think this is correct. Now Edmunds and thecarconnection.com can pretty much post with no lag between test and publication.

I saw one at the dealer the other day. All alone it looks great and not a bad deal at $39,xxx on that MSRP. But next to a 300C Hemi, I don't know. The Hemi has better fuel efficiency to complement the 13.9 @ 102 mph 1/4 mile. The interior looks nicer in the Hemi as well. 5-link Mercedes suspension. Mercedes-designed 5-speed auto. Rugged motor. And according to Consumer'* Reports, Chrysler is the most-improved American make in quality.

I'm a diehard Pontiac fan and was really looking forward to this otherwise excellent GXP. But being blindsided by this 300C is really troubling
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I was just looking around the net for some reviews on the GXP. Here is one of the first one'* I've found.
http://www.king5.com/sharedcontent/n...19d1ca176.html
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Well here are my numbers from my GXP after 300 mile,
City 16.9 mpg

Highway 22.2 mpg @ 70 mph

I don't know if the gas mileage will improve or not and I don't really car. I didn't buy this car because it got good gas mileage. If I wanted good fuel economy I would have bought a toyota hybrid.

I agree with Scott Cook, this is one of the nicest cars I have ever driven. The ride is smooth, the cornering is firm and the power is acceptible.

I am going to do my best not to mod this car. If I can do something quick and easy that is not to invasive to get 25 horsepower I may do it. I could settle for 300/300. Besides ther isn't much room for mods
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No kidding, its very tight in there, probably the same situation as my car, unless a proper CAI is designed the car will lose power
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No kidding, its very tight in there, probably the same situation as my car, unless a proper CAI is designed the car will lose power
You may have to pull your engine to install those custom headers.

.....and install a modified hood to house that supercharger dream.
That'* a scary thought.
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corsa exhaust is gm certified, so you know it wont void the warranty, and its supposadly sounds AWESOME, its made for the Seville'*, but im sure it will fit, might take minor alterations

that and a drop in k&n, and you'll have your 300/310, with no question on warranty, about $1100
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