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Old 03-24-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hey Everybody

I just joined last weekend and have been enjoying reading through the posts.

Had a nice '96 SSEi that unfortunately got totaled a few years back. Replaced it with a used '98 Regal GS that is now pushing 130k miles and is getting a little rough around the edges. I am looking at a 2005 Bonne SLE with 20k miles on it early next week. I like the clean look of these and need a slightly larger ride again with a growing family. Wondering if anyone can tell me what real world gas mileage should be for one of these cars. I have been told that they can get close to 30 MPG on the highway.

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Welcome,

As with any car it is gonna depend on how you drive it. I purchased an 03 se back in December. I've put 10k on already. I average 29 mpg, when I don't drive it 90. Thats all highway, get gas, get on highway, go 72 w/cruise.

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Yep, if it'* nice and tuned up expect 30 or even a touch above that on the highway - depending how you drive. City MPG isn't as great, but overall it'* very gas efficient for what it is.
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on my 02 I can get 32 on the highway and usually 20-22 in the city but with mixed driving expect 26 or so if you keep your foot out of it
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Nice, not too far from Philly. Good luck finding a new Bonnie.
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27-29 mpg is a realistic imo for an 05 SLE. Welcome to BC btw.
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Yeah, city must not be too good in these cars. I drive about 80-90% highway, and my instant mileage is usually about 29, but I only average about 25 in the summer. Winter has been more like 23.
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