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View Poll Results: Do you get better MPG than this on the Highway?
Yes, Over 35mpg 0 0%
Yes, Over 30mpg but less than 35mpg 8 44.44%
I get about the same 5 27.78%
No, I get less. 4 22.22%
I drive like a bat out of hell all the time and get around 10 mpg highway, you insenstive clod! 1 5.56%
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:16 AM   #1
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So I was driving back from VA to NC this weekend and decided to see what this car could do MPG wise.. This picture is the best AVERAGE mpg I got after filling up and travelling over 135miles. Total trip MPG was 28.1mpg (225miles, mpg verified at the pump).

I was impressed for a car this big, this old, and with over 150k miles on her.

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Not bad for an LN3! I averaged about 24 combined highway/city with my 89 Bonne.

But with my 93, I got about 32 at about 70-75 in 3 hours of rush hour all the way through chicagoland, and then 29 back with some city thrown in..so thats not bad for an LN3 at all.

I haven't seen one of those computers since my '89 Ciera International! The screen in mine was burned out, but you could still see it at night. Thats such awesome technology to find in a domestic for 1989.
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I haven't seen one of those computers since my '89 Ciera International! The screen in mine was burned out, but you could still see it at night. Thats such awesome technology to find in a domestic for 1989.
Yup, the Olds 98 was nice for its time. Everything except cruise works on mine (which I would LOVE to get working). Every function in that computer works.
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my car doesn't have that niffty looking stuff in it! no fair!
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When I used to do a lot of Highway runs with the 91 Bonnie I would normally get 31 with some happy foot syndrome.... I was shocked at the MPG'* that car can get and still does get

And GM wondered why People kept those old cars sooooooooo Long

Still a lot of them on the road too

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Oldsmobile was the KING of putting advanced Driver Info Centers in their cars, that one looks remarkably similar to the DIC in my Aurora.
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Those onboard computers are really cool. I have a 99 Mercury Grand Marquis, and it shows average MPG, but also shows instantly, the current MPG you are getting. It'* cool to be going 60 mph and letting off on the gas going down a hill and then the current mpg goes up to 99 mpg! Last trip I took with the Bonne I got 31 mpg at 70 mph.
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when i drive to my parents propety up north and 90% of it is expressway i only get at BEST 22 MPG. And thats my 04 GXP

somthings got to be wrong.

the best i go just driven around my house i only get like 16MGP.

somthing got to be wrong.

i dont drive it hard. i baby her.
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16 around town is not bad, but something is wrong if you only get 22 on the hiway.
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