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Old 03-16-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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the buicks like yours around here are going for 15-2100 but if you fix your rust first you should have no problem seeing 2500
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u should actually get a few miles to the gallon more with a SC Monte than a NA Monte but thats cause u will be running premium fuel. Basically the same thing as a GTP but bulkier.
Premium fuel does not increase fuel economy. It increases the octane level that'* necessary to keep the engine from grenading internally under boost and high compression levels. The SC engines often get the same or marginally less fuel economy than the N/A versions of the same cars.
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i think it depends alot on the final drive ratio, because my wife gets over 28mpg in our na bonnie. your not going to get over 20 in a SSEi. thats alot.

the 3400 is a better way to go if you care about fuel economy, i get 35 on the highway easy. and it weighs alot less than a lesabre so with less power its still faster than a na bonnie or lesabre
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The Monte Carlo was pretty much a two door Impala.
As far as pricing, I know the regular Monte Carlos are pretty cheap (4k-7K) and I imagine the supercharged version probably won't run for more than 10k (these rangers are in my New York neck of the woods anyway). They aren't really sports cars, just a sporty W-Body. Should be damn reliable, and theres a wealth of knowledge on them, like all the other W-Bodies on the internet.
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i was told by i believe Dan maybe that i will see a couple more mpg'* with an SSEi over a NA Bonnie
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Maybe in the sense that if you stay at 60 the whole time in overdrive... but I think the supercharger starts working at 55ish to 65ish and will drink gas anyway. What I'm trying to say is that theres probably some strange sweetpoint but it will probably very odd to sustain that point in real world driving.
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thats bs, real world fuel economy for the sc ssei is 18-22 and my sse gets 28 and my wife drives like john force. my inlaws have a se and he swears he gets 33 on the highway. i think it has to do with drive ratios between trim levels as well.

theres alot more going on between models and trim levels than people think, for example the difference between a impala and monte is alot more than just 2 doors, each trim level has the next step up on the monte. like the ls impala has the susp and options as the base monte, and my ls has the imp ss suspension not to mention all the interior stuff except leather.
between the different wbodies theres different susp packages aluminum this and that, strut tower bracing, diff sway bars, steering ratios, struts, final drive ratios, etc.
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thats bs, real world fuel economy for the sc ssei is 18-22 and my sse gets 28 and my wife drives like john force. my inlaws have a se and he swears he gets 33 on the highway. i think it has to do with drive ratios between trim levels as well.

theres alot more going on between models and trim levels than people think, for example the difference between a impala and monte is alot more than just 2 doors, each trim level has the next step up on the monte. like the ls impala has the susp and options as the base monte, and my ls has the imp ss suspension not to mention all the interior stuff except leather.
between the different wbodies theres different susp packages aluminum this and that, strut tower bracing, diff sway bars, steering ratios, struts, final drive ratios, etc.
I wasn't saying everything I said wasn't a hasty generalization.

Montes are their own entity since they were made for a more sporty crowd. The suspension is sportier and such, but if I'm not mistaken a lot of the internal parts are easily swapped between the Monte and the Impala because they are both Chevy W bodies.
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wasnt tryng to be a jerk i just was pointing out that there are alot of different parts that are not the same between impalas and montes and regals, gps for that matter from the factory. there are alot of interchangeable parts as well it makes sense from a manufacturing standpoint to buy bigger lots cheaper. and that works out for us when we have to replace something
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