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Old 04-25-2006, 03:30 AM   #11
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Yeah, the thing I love is it tells when my trunk is open so I don't drive all through town looking like an idiot. This happens quite a bit when I try to pull the keys out of my pocket and somehow i press the tunk button and yet the door unlock button usually takes a couple stabs at it to work.
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l27/l36 - 30mpg highway is normal

price to fill up 18 gallons at 2.60 a gallon:
$46.80

L67 - 28mpg highway is normal

price to fill up 18 gallons at 2.85 a gallon

$51.30

so about $15 more bucks a month in gas I guess but you can make that $25 because well you got boost and will probably get no more than 26mpg is you have spirited driving habbits.

the more options and goodies you get the more likely hood of something breaking so make sure you are ok with that. however the supercharged cars seem more reliable engine wise vs n/a 96 and higher years.

I'd go for a supercharged car if you can find one that has really been taken care of if not get a n/a that has been taken care of.
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yeah, i drive a lot so that 50 bucks a week kills me. The supercharged cars always seem to have been better taken care of, the ones I have seen. and the great thing about these cars is a lot of old people buy them, so getting one secondhand you usually don't have to worry if it'* been hot-rodded....unless you buy it from somone off of BC. haha.
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Hans, I get OVER 30mpg in BOTH my L67'* on the freeway.
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33.5 MPG logged on a Rochester run. L67 power and mileage...ahhhhh
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Looks like the Bill'* rule the mileage roost.

I get 31mpg in the Zilla at 75-80mph on the freeway. Bump to 33 if I go 65mph.
1-2 mpg less on the SLE, but it gets an even 30 at 70-75mph on the freeway. This was BEFORE a major tuneup.
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I wasn't doin 65mph.

Simply kept my foot steadier than usual.
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the best I ever got was 36, one full tank, nonstop, cruise set to 75.
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very enlightening,,, thanks for the info, I'm just stumped as to how I'll convince my pops to let me get the supercharged version. I suppose I can tell him the motor is built better than on the se?
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very enlightening,,, thanks for the info, I'm just stumped as to how I'll convince my pops to let me get the supercharged version. I suppose I can tell him the motor is built better than on the se?
actually you can...the SC model is not pone to the Upper and Lower Intake gasket Problems causing a possible hydrolock of the engine if not caught qucik enough.....so yes its actually better
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