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Old 05-10-2005, 08:56 PM   #21
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godzilla vs mothra???
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Come On... The last Time I had an empty tank I went "Wow, This is ODD. So I canged my pump while I had the chance.
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research leads me to robocop, but WTF is the car?
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The actual car that the 6000 SUX was based on was a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan. Rumor also had it that GM was less than amused at the 6000 SUX name used in the movie, since at that time Pontiac had a car called the 6000.
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Cmon, you whiners (interpreted as BLOWN), you should be capable of at LEAST 28mpg. Even with today'* gas prices, I'm eagerly anticipating the day when the Zilla hits the road with a full tank.
The vehicle may be capable of that, My foot ain't capable of it though. Too enjoyable to drive the car. Unlike some this is my daily driver
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research leads me to robocop, but WTF is the car?
DING DING DING!!! We have a winner (of sorts). It was a car made just for the movie from a 76 Cutlass. The commercials were making fun of the American Attitude towards cars "We love gas guzzlers"....

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The car 6000 SUX has a deliberate name. Paul Verhoven thought that having a brand of car, with a name which accuratly describes it, would be fun to include as a running joke for the film. He decided to use the word "sucks" but using it as it is, is too obvious. He changed it to "sux" instead.
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The actual car that the 6000 SUX was based on was a 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass sedan. Rumor also had it that GM was less than amused at the 6000 SUX name used in the movie, since at that time Pontiac had a car called the 6000.
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I try not to get it that low becuase the car drives so much better when its at 1/2 or above.
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Maybe it'* just psychological, or the little bit you can add above "Full", but it seems the gauge moves slower through the first half of the tank than the bottom half. I can usually go 3 or 4 days before I get down to half, but the a day, maybe a day and a half later, I'm down to almost empty.....
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Maybe it'* just psychological, or the little bit you can add above "Full", but it seems the gauge moves slower through the first half of the tank than the bottom half. I can usually go 3 or 4 days before I get down to half, but the a day, maybe a day and a half later, I'm down to almost empty.....
Yep, that'* not uncommon in most cars. Not 100% sure in Bonnevilles, but in other cars, the tanks are shaped like an inverted triangle (simply wider at the top than the bottom)...so, the float doesn't move down as quickly when the tank is near full. Overall, the guage is deceiving.
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I agree mos, Maybe its just me but it seems like I can get almost a quarter of a tank out before it actually starts moving.
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