I drive a 6-speed Corvette convertible and at 65 MPH with the top and
windows up I get 31-33 MPG depending on the wind and hills in 6th gear
(2nd overdrive). Enough power in 6th gear to avoid upshifting unless
I am in the Blue Ridge mountains. Around town is another story.
I recently bought a new 2009 Malibu hybrid for 19,950 (seller won it
in a raffle). Experience so far echoes a previous poster who stressed
driving style. Avg MPG is supposed to be 34, but I consistently
experience 38-45 at 60 MPH - depends on hills and wind. Plenty of
pickup and power for me - and I am used to power. I am very happy
with it. With the sunroof and widows open, it is almost a
Corvette ... sort of.
The 3rd car is Cadillac Seville - and we can get 26 MPG out of that on
I sold my Ford Ranger with flex fuel and bought ethanol during the $4/
gallon phase for $2.65. The mileage on ethanol is much lower than gas
- the regular trip gas mileage was 22 on gas - 17 on ethanol. I did
get one good tank of ethanol and did better (apparently there is
variability in the production of the stuff).
Happy with Hybrid,
If you were to use our improved Mercedes-Benz (any vesion up to E320) on
the same trip, you will get about 37mpg instead of 28mpg. Each heavy
person takes about away 6.5mpg. Driver's weight is included with the
Here is the formula for our Benz system: 50mpg - (2 * 6.5mpg) = 37mpg.
Don't be too hard on your hybrid.
Where did you get that formula..it's BS. If the car had 5 people in it
do you mean to tell me that it would only get 17mpg? I also find it hard
to believe that if there was no driver it could get 50 mpg.
EJ in NJ
For 5 heavy bodies (245-lbs each) the result is 24mpg on a 50mpg car. You
did a poor math and you put your bad result in my mouth. I hope you will
never use our technology. Please go buy a hybrid and make a payment.
BTW - We already reached 90mpg on converting Mercedes-Benz's any model from
C230 - E320.
Yes and that's good for them but do you realize their prices? Will you be
able to pay for it under $4K?
PS - We already reached 90-mpg on converting any Mercedes-Benz's model
C230 - E320 to 90mpg for less than $4K, with 1-yr guarantee.
The 3.1X Friction-2-Energy conversion will last throughout the lifetime of
your vehicle. If you place your order today, you get your smoothy car back
in 3 days with triple mileage and better horse power. I'm working on
making an uninterruptible video and will squeeze it down to small size so
you can see the whole trip. Driving 50 miles won't move the fuel gauge. I
know many people don't want to believe us, I don't blame them but somedays
the truth will come out.
And yet, strangely enough, not a single customer of the miraculous
technology has bothered to post bragging of their results.
Can I interest anyone in a set of slightly used high performance muffler
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