Don't believe Corvette owners lies about supposed fuel economy

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They'll lie and tell people that Corvettes get 28 MPG, when the truth is that the C6 ZO6 gets 24 MPG, the C6 Auto Coupe gets 25 mpg, and the C6 Manual gets 26 MPG.
It costs well over $5 just to drive 25 in gas alone on top of the wear and tear due to HORRIBLE GM reliability and expense of spare parts. On top of that you have to use premium gas in a Corvette. 26 MPG with premium gas is like 20 MPG with regular gas. Even GM's crappy 5,500 lbs Tahoe Hybrid costs $4 to drive $25 miles which is way better than the Corvette. Driving a Corvette is like throwing your money away at the OPEC Casino. I have more respect even for a Hybrid SUV owner than a Saudi Royal Family funding, Air Polluting Corvette Driver. If more people drove sensable cars instead of gas guzzlers then we wouldn't be in this war right now. Corvettes and SUVs cause wars. Instead of driving Corvettes and SUVs, people should drive Hybrids and station wagons and spend those trillions saved from no wars to educate children, house the homeless, feed the poor, etc.
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Probably the neocons and oil companies would still want to take over Iraq's oil. They want a law there to privatize the oil so that the companies that used to be there controlling it will have it once again. The oil workers will strike if the law passes.
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Ed Light wrote:

Wow! Is there anything else you don't know very much about that you'd like to share with us?
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Ed Light wrote:

HAHAHAHA!!!!
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Ed Light wrote:

As opposed to antiwar.com - enjoy your echo chamber, knucklehead.
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Nor is every Fox relevant, apparently.
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:>They'll lie and tell people that Corvettes get 28 MPG, when the truth :>is that the C6 ZO6 gets 24 MPG, the C6 Auto Coupe gets 25 mpg, and the :>C6 Manual gets 26 MPG.
Husband and I averaged 29mpg last summer on a trip from Maryland to Rhode Island.
When the Corvette has so many other things to brag about, why would anyone lie about the gas mileage?
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:> you never got above an E-5... I did that in a little over one year in the Army...
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Totally agree. I'm not a fan of most domestic cars, but the Corvette is definitely an exception. For a 500 hp, 7.0 liter vehicle to be able to get 24 to 29 MPG, that is impressive. That technology should be sprinkled throughout the product range. The new Malibu seems to be a a sign that (FINALLY!) GM is waking up and really thinking about the whole prodcut line, not just the king Corvette.
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Well what is the mileage you folks get around town. I do not need to do a lot of freeway driving. Just stop and go up to about 45 mph.
Also bragging the the vette gets XX mpg seems like a 'so what'. Typical vette owners would not really be concerned with mileage. Seems they are going for the looks and performance.
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:>Well what is the mileage you folks get around town. I do not need to do a :>lot of freeway driving. Just stop and go up to about 45 mph.
I get about 20-22 mpg.
:>Also bragging the the vette gets XX mpg seems like a 'so what'.
I wouldn't characterize it as " bragging" but more comparing the Corvette's amazing mpg against other known factors. For instance our C6 gets the best mileage of any vehicle in the family. I find that a pleasant surprise.
:> Typical vette owners would not really be concerned with mileage. Seems they are :>going for the looks and performance. :> :>Vito
Mileage is often discussed in the online Corvette fora. Guess you really don't know much about Corvette owners at all.
Enjoy your Nissan.
:> wrote: :>>> :>>> :> you never got above an E-5... I did that in a little over one year in :>>> the Army... :>> :>> Totally agree. I'm not a fan of most domestic cars, but the Corvette :>> is definitely an exception. For a 500 hp, 7.0 liter vehicle to be able :>> to get 24 to 29 MPG, that is impressive. That technology should be :>> sprinkled throughout the product range. The new Malibu seems to be a a :>> sign that (FINALLY!) GM is waking up and really thinking about the :>> whole prodcut line, not just the king Corvette. :>> :>> :>> CD :>> :> :>
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Pleasant surprise - or serious disappointment in the other vehicles :-)
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On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:50:36 GMT, still just me
:>wrote: :> :>>I wouldn't characterize it as " bragging" but more comparing the Corvette's :>>amazing mpg against other known factors. For instance our C6 gets the :>>best mileage of any vehicle in the family. I find that a pleasant :>>surprise. :> :>Pleasant surprise - or serious disappointment in the other vehicles :>:-)
I'd say the rest of the vehicles get about what we expect them to get for mpg figures. We have a 03 Lightning, 04 Mach1, and an 05 Crossfire. The Lightning gets about 14mpg, Mach 1 is about 20mpg, and the Crossfire 22mpg.
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Sheeeit, wife has an `05 Lincoln Aviator AWD with the Ford 4.6. The average on that bitch (vehicle not wife) is @ best 12/13. My C4 is pretty much a constant 24 with a 5.7.

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On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:59:05 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@cox.net wrote:

Ummm.... 24 not all that bad... but I wouldn't mention the 12mpg gas hog as a way of justifying the 24 :-)
Still, I have trouble believing that most guys driving 'vettes are getting 24mpg. Maybe the gray haired old men who bought it for looks and in a vain attempt to feel young again. If you own a 'vette, you ought to _drive_ it.
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On Fri, 25 Apr 2008 03:15:41 GMT, still just me

It wasn't an attempt to justify it, it was a comparison that 4.6 AWD gets half the MPG of a 5.7 in a car that I do in fact drive -- occasionally like I stole it. Still averages out to ~24.

Well I don't take it to the Race Track & we do have the Po-Po who act as Traffic Enforcement & Revenue generation division.
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still just me wrote:

Know anything about physics or aerodynamics? Overdrive w/very low cruising RPM, an engine that doesn't have to strain the least to get it down the road, very aerodynamic, light relative weight........... pretty self evident......
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Phooey, age is just a state of mind anyhow. When was the last time you saw anyone drive on a public road system @ 140 in the US?
Just because you or I may have the skill & ability to drive our cars at their maximum capability, that doesn't mean the people we are forced to share the roads with are able to drive theirs at half of its. It isn't me driving my car to its limits, it is the knucklehead (not Motorcycle version) who changes lanes without signaling, or slams on his/her brakes for no apparent reason that is going to end up being the death of me on the road, not my obtainable speed.

Oui but of course. However, some feel compelled to drive car that others like for whatever reason. Perhaps peer pressure makes them drive those fart-pipe-mobiles.

But it isn't a "mass-produced" vehicle like the Corvette. It is more about exploring the limits & challenges of Technology for the mass production vehicles, then producing a vehicle for the masses.
Dollar for dollar & pound for pound the Base Corvettes will still give both the Performance & Styling that vehicles twice its price can only pretend to. To me it is truly a shame they never went ahead with the original concept of the Billy-Bob Corvette trimmed of all the current bells & whistles into just a lean-mean pure driving machine that doesn't need every electronic do-dad known to man.
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Yesterday, haven't been out on the road today. Let me qualify that, I have a road about 1 1/2 miles from my home that has no houses, no drive ways, no trees, or blind spots, and you can see both ends as you leave the stop sign. A ready made drag strip with room to spare for shut down, temptation overcomes me many times. A sane 120 is easy, 140 you can begin to smell the brakes when you get out of the C6 in the garage. My skill is tempered a bit by being from the thirties so I do see this pratice as being short lived as are all of us mortal souls who's state of mind is also affected at some point.

Automotive people need humor to......

I fully understood it's position in the real world when I said, "Hopefully it can become a technology to benefit the automotive field." You can't even smell the diesel which is a need for the R8 technology to get resolved, how to make the super refined fuel.

Wouldn't that be a kick in the pants, a 2800 pound car with 638 HP that you had to drive instead of 1,000 pounds of widgets doing it for you?? Darn, me thinks I need the computer to make that engine purr.......................
Back to reality, I need to let the '64, (electronic options, radio), sit out in the sun so the back window will get soft enough to fold to put the top down today....... ;-))
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I happen to belong to a Corvette club since 1991.
I also own a 64 corvette convertible since 91. Has doubled in value. Gets 12 miles per gallon.
I do not like the newer ones. Way over priced for what you get. Interior looks like a rental car. Most folks in my club with the newer vettes drive them only on weekends and do not really care what the mileage is.
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