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View Poll Results: With gas prices on the rise and us owning full size Bonnevilles that don't get the best gas mileage.
I'm going to get rid of my Bonneville for a more fuel effecient car. 10 7.19%
I'll keep my Bonneville regardless of the rising gas prices 129 92.81%
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:44 PM   #41
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This is the most votes I have ever seen on a poll. Nice thread!
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #42
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Added one more vote!

Not bad for an old design that can get better MPG than most modern 4 cylinders.

It does me proud....
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:13 PM   #43
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My Bonnie IS a fuel efficient car (compared to what else is hanging around the garage.) It'* paid for, cheap to keep on the road, does ok on gas..It stays.

It would take several years of 5 and 6 dollar per gallon gas to make a new car worth the expense. Meanwhile, I can keep driving this one around on days when the motorcycle isn't an attractive option (forecast: RAIN)
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bonnevilles get just as good highway MPG as many of the newer cars advertised as fuel efficient... and i don't put many miles on. If i do get rid of it, it wont be because of fuel economy
X2, my friends Ford Focus a supposed Economy car only gets 31 mpg highway. When I told him I have gotten 31 in the past he was surprised. Should have seen the look.
I only drive about 2,500 miles per year and most of it around town. The cost of a new car, and property taxes, would far exceed what I am paying now.
If they made one that gets 40 around town, I would consider it and use the bonneville for highway trips.
The Prius is one but its too Ugly and not my style.
I may have to sell one Bonneville if my mother in law gives my wife her new car.
Me and a neighbor Compared one time.... We both made pretty much the same trips Home as we are from not too far apart in WV... I think I drive 80-90 miles further than he does.. Same route too..

I asked him to do his math and see what his 2.7L V6 Sonata was getting on the Interstate... When he got back he told me the best he could do was 30 Mpg and even then he was doing 70-73 with the cruise... I told him I was a little shocked he didn't do better... I then told Him I do 31-32 Mpg going 75-80 Mph all day long.... He was shocked that a Full size car with a 3.8 could do that...LOL..... I would almost love to have 2.97 gears just to see what MPG'* I could get..

With the Soon to be road worthy Bonnevan( yes the Transport ) and its 2.93 gears I am wondering what MPG'* it will get.... It was rated 26 Hwy with 3.06 Gears... I have heard of people doing 28Mpg in these.... I wonder if the gears will get me to 30 Mpg with a good tune up...

I think its a shame they are killing off a good Pushrod engine when it was great for emissions, driveability and more than had the ability to turn Fuel economy gears...

we have all heard of the 2.84 Ratio crowd doing as much as 34-35 Mpg.... Sometimes in my mind it just seems tuff to beat a Torquer V6 in a Full size car

In case you can't tell my vote.... You'll have to pry both the Bonneville and the 3800 from my cold dead hands

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:40 PM   #45
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we have all heard of the 2.84 Ratio crowd doing as much as 34-35 Mpg.... Sometimes in my mind it just seems tuff to beat a Torquer V6 in a Full size car
I'm well-aware that some people might call BS on what I'm about to say.

I have achieved 35 MPG in my SE with 3.05 FDR going 70 MPH on cruise. Yes the land was mostly flat (Rochester, NY to Lancaster, Ohio)
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we have all heard of the 2.84 Ratio crowd doing as much as 34-35 Mpg.... Sometimes in my mind it just seems tuff to beat a Torquer V6 in a Full size car
Yeah, that'* really the way to go. I'm even considering a 2nd axle for the '87 Camaro. The 3.23 rear end makes for great neck-snapping launches, but it'* hard on fuel consumption rates. (It'* a shame I gave up that Borg-Warner 2.77 axle years ago.)

Come to think of it...this kind of topic is like a flash-back to the mid 1970'*.... Back in the days when we had a national speed limit of 55mph to conserve fuel. (Whip out the 8-tracks and in your best Sammy Hagar scream "I Cant Drive Fifty-Five!!!" )

Btw, how you doing down there...smoke getting to ya yet?
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we have all heard of the 2.84 Ratio crowd doing as much as 34-35 Mpg.... Sometimes in my mind it just seems tuff to beat a Torquer V6 in a Full size car
I'm well-aware that some people might call BS on what I'm about to say.

I have achieved 35 MPG in my SE with 3.05 FDR going 70 MPH on cruise. Yes the land was mostly flat (Rochester, NY to Lancaster, Ohio)
Not going to Call BS at all... I did 33 Mpg on my way out of WV... And I was going through the towns on my way to I-77 then turning into the turnpike.... When I stopped I checked and had done a 33 MPG... If I could keep my foot out of it and slow down a hair I'll bet I could do 33 all of the time....LOL

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Wow, big thread! My Bonneville gets around 24 on the highway when I don't quite get the 3-4 shift, but otherwise I'm set. I told my Honda friend that I get about 28 on the highway, and he was confused. He still thinks I'm lying.
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Well, you guys are doing great.
I get 18 mpg overall in the DTS. I won't give it up. I drive 4 mile per day to and from the park and ride to get on the bus to work. I only put on 700 miles last month
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Our gas is still very cheap compared to the rest of the world.....

Average Cost by country:

Netherlands: $8.95
Germany: $8.63
France: $8.34
UK: $8.18
Denmark: $8.14
Finland: $7.98
Belgium: $7.64
Sweden: $7.42
Italy: $7.30



Paid 3.99 for 91 today....
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