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Old 10-31-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Which one should I trade my 2005 SE on? I want more horsepower and I would like some opinions. The amount of money it would take me to turn me SE into what I want. I might as well trade it in.

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depends what you want, do you want to modify it much?
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if you want more horsepower, you'd want to go with the SSEi. If you want a smooth ride, high-grade flashiness and good looks, go with the GXP
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SSEi - Capable of being much faster than the GXP
SSEi - Capable of being much quicker than the GXP
SSEi - Gets 29MPG, GXP'* get what...low 20s on the highway?
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SSEi - Capable of being much faster than the GXP
SSEi - Capable of being much quicker than the GXP
SSEi - Gets 29MPG, GXP'* get what...low 20s on the highway?
Your wrong I get 29-32 running 65 and others do too. I know reallyagxp said he gets 34mpg and I beleive him.
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SSEi - Capable of being much faster than the GXP
SSEi - Capable of being much quicker than the GXP
SSEi - Gets 29MPG, GXP'* get what...low 20s on the highway?
Your wrong I get 29-32 running 65 and others do too. I know reallyagxp said he gets 34mpg and I beleive him.
Vince, we're talking total trip mileage from start to finish including accelleration, decell, etc.

Not from the DIC calculation once running. We're doing the math at fillup when we state 30mpg or better.

My SSEi actually gets 32mpg now at 70mph on long trips (tank to tank).
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Oh god, here we go again....
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Your wrong

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Originally Posted by GXP Owner = 2.3 Turbocoupe
I managed to squeeze out 24 mpg on a highway trip, although I had to keep the max speed to 75mph for the most part to get that.
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Highway driving at 65-70mph and my gas mileage is 22.2mpg
Highway driving at 80+mph and my gas mileage is 18.7mpg
City driving (stop and go) my mileage is 17.5mpg:
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I do mostly highway (95%) and get about 19.9 MPG - and thats up and down the various mountain roads in Southern CA. I'm pretty happy. I have to drive 'easy' to get those numbers though, but I do get to do some "power passing" on occasion
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Originally Posted by GXP Owner = Alan'* 05 gxp
I have an 05 GXP with about 8k miles on it. I drive about 75 miles round trip to work (mostly interstate) and average about 18.6-19.5 mpg. Couple of short highway trips showed about 21-22mpg taking it easy (60-65mph). Only time I see the 24 advertised on the sticker (or more) is coasting down a big hill !!!
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Originally Posted by GXP Owner = GreystoneGXP
In the 9 months that I've had my '05 GXP, I have taken 1 long road trip to northern Ohio. One tank of mostly interstate driving at 70 mph averaged 23 mpg. My wife drives the GXP most of the time, mostly suburban traffic and averages 17-18 mpg.
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Just cheked today and I am at 16.8 mpg and I drive pretty fast most the time. Highway was like 22. And as far as the SSEi and GXP mpg difference dont expect a V8 to get the mileage of a V6
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I have had my new 2005 GXP for less than 2 weeks now - but I had a 1,600 mile drive home with it - Ha! I live just southwest of Houston, TX and bought my car in northern Virginia and drove down through Charlotte, NC. I reset the fuel avg every time I filled up and had a high of 21.4 mpg and a low of 19.4 mpg. Not too bad as I was usually around 75mph and in some hilly conditions at times.
I was getting 29MPG (real, not calculated from the DIC) in my SSEi. After modding it I'm around 27MPG
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SSEi - Capable of being much faster than the GXP
SSEi - Capable of being much quicker than the GXP
SSEi - Gets 29MPG, GXP'* get what...low 20s on the highway?
Your wrong I get 29-32 running 65 and others do too. I know reallyagxp said he gets 34mpg and I beleive him.
Vince, we're talking total trip mileage from start to finish including accelleration, decell, etc.

Not from the DIC calculation once running. We're doing the math at fillup when we state 30mpg or better.

My SSEi actually gets 32mpg now at 70mph on long trips (tank to tank).
I got ya. Hey I could get 30MPG if i went 450miles at 65Mph straight
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Which one should I trade my 2005 SE on? I want more horsepower and I would like some opinions. The amount of money it would take me to turn me SE into what I want. I might as well trade it in.

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