I have checking out the GM website for a new vehicle.
I currently have 98 Jimmy and I am use to having the "on the fly" change
over to 4x4. I love the 4 lo when I get stuck, especially the past 3 days
here in NY.
I have not been able to find a 4x4, most of what I see are FWD or AWD in the
GMC, Chevy and Saturn families.
I have I over looked something? I don't what anything bigger like a
Suburban, I like the size I have now.
Thanks for your help.
Consider also that while the FJ is a very nice truck you have to burn
premium gas, increasing the cost per mile for that 20mpg they quote. The H3
is sitting on a reinforced and modified Colorado frame not a standard frame.
Actually, if I wanted a small truck the H3 would be a great choice and if
they ever go with a diesel engine as they promised to do, it will be a real
contender. There are several hummer forums, I would start to lurk and see
what people are saying... Also Land Rover is saying, next year they will
start to import an Americanized version of their 110 defender. I am sure it
will not be cheap but if it is a diesel model (probably not) it would also
be a contender in the mid size utility truck market (actually the 110 would
be considered full size). The hummer will cost you around $29k but they
basically come fully loaded with only a few trinkets here and there.
All is not as it seem because a H3 really needs more than 87, it only
tolerates it for sales reason (that is only reason that there is a
knock sensor) so you are not really gaining anything because you will
likley get less MPG with one on 87 which means cost per mile may be
higher. Toyota is up front about true octane requirements. When gas
was maybe a a buck a gallon, 20 cents was a big deal but at 2.50 a
gallin it is less than 10% ans 89 less than 5% which you could easily
recover with a modest MPG increase. You should know that all detriot
MPG tests for EPA sticker are performed with 93 octane not 87 but the
law does not require them to state that on sticker because they want
it to be detriot freindly and no imply that you may need more
expensive fuel to get best MPG which could be a sales killer.
I drive a 1999 4x4 tahoe as daily driver and it uses 87 octane and runs
perfect at 18 mpg at 60 mph constant
You wrote on Fri, 16 Feb 2007 18:42:10 GMT:
??>> Consider also that while the FJ is a very nice truck you have to burn
??>> premium gas, increasing the cost per mile for that 20mpg they quote.
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PS: if you quit ranting and really check, you will find that snowman is
consistantly than most of you
You wrote on Sat, 17 Feb 2007 14:45:05 GMT:
I don't read snoman's post to keep score...only for the humor. I have given
him credit for being the fastest responder in this group.
If my dino-scam read ODB1 I'd try his trick on my 93 4.3z Tex-O CAFE package
and report the differences.
I have a 89 burb I bought new with 180K+ miles on it now and for first
few years I tried 87 and it was a slug in hot weather and 15 was best
it ever did on a trip and usually 13 to 14 with AC on and constantly
downshifted on grades. I switched to 93 many years ago and it runs
super, rarely downshifts and will click off 18 MPG on a trip at 65 to
70 even with A/C on and will still do 17 or running 70 to 75. It has
seen as high as 19 in cooler weather. These are good hard numbers
because it has a 40 gallon take and I usually drive 500 to 600 miles
on a trip before I refill and it is not based on a top off. You do not
know what you are missing untill you run it for a few tanks,
especailly in warmer weather. Knock sensor is good at its jobs and
quells knock before you hear it but everytime it retards the spark to
control it you do silently loose power and MPG potenail, especail in
hot weather and or towing. 87 octane was designed for 8.5 cr or less
and detriot uses knock control trickery to keep the illusion alive
that 87 octane is the best possible fuel for it. Get you a realtime
OBD2 scanner and watch the timing curve and air flow in engione with
87 and 89 or better and you willl see a difference. If you want
quicker result, remove ECM fuse for a few minutes to reboot it to
purge 87 octane curve in memory and have it learn new timing curve
Actually that is my quote from my post. I also use 87 octane in my suburban
but it is a 3/4 ton with 4.10 gears so I am happy with 12mpg. Of course
before they went to 10% Ethanol I got 14mpg but that is besides the point...
:) I am actually pro diesel but until they get the emissions issues worked
out mileage is going to be a little lower then desired by most owners.
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