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.
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.
:>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
When the Corvette has so many other things to brag about, why would anyone
lie about the gas mileage?
:> you never got above an E-5... I did that in a little over one year in the
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.
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.
:>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
:> Typical vette owners would not really be concerned with mileage. Seems they
:>going for the looks and performance.
Mileage is often discussed in the online Corvette fora. Guess you really
don't know much about Corvette owners at all.
Enjoy your Nissan.
:>>> :> 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.
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:50:36 GMT, still just me
:>>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.
On Thu, 24 Apr 2008 00:59:05 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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
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.
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
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....... ;-))
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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