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I believe I read in another forum that if you make sure you have proper tire pressure that it has given them better gas mileage. I think she said she's been getting about 20 mpg.
Originally posted by Trance2Trip:
It gets horrible gas mileage when compared to its competitors.




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Yes, improper inflated tire will cause you mileage for sure. I have done this before. My tires were down abou 3psi, and my fuel economy dropped about 1mpg. Once I got back to 33 or 34psi, then I can start to get around 19.8 to 20 mpg.
 

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20mpg and only 215HP? R U serious????
youguys still think this is a good car?? HAHAHAHAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaq

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While mileage is admittedly a few mpg less than what it should be, that's not something I would consider to be indicative of a bad car. My mileage is all local, by the way. On freeway driving, I get about 23-24 mpg.

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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Even though the gas mileage isn't that great I still prefered it over the competitors...


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[This message has been edited by Trance2Trip (edited December 03, 2000).]
 

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im not really surprised by the mpg you're getting... my mpg is pretty bad as well! i think for the higher performance cars mpg certainly drops from the priority ranks...

the tire pressure advice above is very true... it might only give 1-3 mpg difference but in the long run, you'll have a little extra cash
 

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right on bros letzee:

General Motors laughingstock of the automobile industry-

Camaro's detune vette 5.7 V-8 gross 310HP (underrated) 19/28 mpg (M6) ands 18/26 (4AOD),

SS 320HP (underrated). mpgs ??? probably betta then the IS

these rides have more rwhp then yougals at the flywheel
 

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I don't doubt the HP or mileage figures you quote for the SS's and I guess that if I had a mullet, tattoo and a copy of an Iron Maiden CD it would be a great car. The one thing you have to remember, it is hard to get any kind of gas mileage or win any races when you are sitting on the side of the road brokendown. I might not be faster, but I don't need AAA either.

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Why all the complaining about gas? Is it much lower than the average automatic inline 6 RWD sedan? What is the avg mpg for a sedan of the IS' caliber anyways? When driven like normal human beings, not pretending to be speed racer. 20 mpg isn't that bad IMHO. My 91 camry was ~23, 89 prelude ~20. The 1st car I ever drove was a 79 Lincoln Continental and that had the same mpg as a lambo, 9 miles per f*cking gallon. So why all the fuss over 5 extra bucks a week?

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I don't trust those EPA estimates all that much...they're wacky when they measure mpg.

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