===========Interesting question since last evenings Local Paper had an article
written by Mark Phelan (Knight Ridder Newspapers) so I assume many
also saw it...
" Defroster and Air-conditioning put dent in Hybrids mileage..."
In the real world... when you absolutely need the defroster or the
Air Conditioning.. In actual on the road real life tests ..(done
from late summer thru the winter)
The Prius ...got a whopping 22.8 mpg which is a long long way from
its rated 60 mpg city..and 51 mph highway....
The Ford Escape racked up a respectable ( 21.6 mpg )... not bad since
it rated at 36 & 31
The Accord with its electric motor racked up 20.4 mpg (rated as 29 &
Guess I will not complain when I fill the fuel tank of the my
vehicles... The wives Min Van SUCKS Gas to the tune of about 18 mpg
20 percent worst then the Pirus...
Bet there are a hell of a lot of tree huggers pissed because their
gasoline bill is a little higher then they though...
68 SS 396 Chevelle
64 & 72 Corvette Rag tops
76 79 & 95 Corvette Coupes...
Interesting, so what it is saying is that as long as you don't use it the
gas mileage is great? I didn't see the article but you are still on the top
with gas mileage as long as you don't use the AC or the defroster. How many
days a year does that happen, 10? Got to love it. ;-)
I always felt good about my mileage in the C5, 27 to 30 anytime, never below
26 even in the city. The C6 is a different story, just under 26 on trips and
20 in the city. May be my driving the 6-speed, I'm not as smart as a
computer operated automatic.
My 2 month old C6 automatic reports 15.5mpg for my city driving, short trips
shopping etc. My 2001 Aurora V8 gets an average of 16mpg for the same type
of city driving. Both cars get 25 to 27mpg on the freeway.
My 79 El Camino gets 14 in town and about 17 on the highway since I put a 350 in it. Mine had the 265 V-8 in it before.
!993 Corvette Convertible
vman wrote:<BR><BR>> What do you daily drivers get for gas mileage around
town? I'm just<BR>> curious. Ballpark numbers are fine.
It has no bearing on any car<BR>> purchase.</BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
I had a 84, CFI and got 18 in town, 23 or so highway, in Texas A/C on most
of the time.
My 92 gets 19 in town, 25 highway, same comment re: a/c
Same mileage as my 94 Cougar 4.6L and 2003 Grand Marquis 4.6L
I rmember my 1967 Dodge Polara with 413 (or was it a 383?). 10mpg, and I
thought life was great.
92 LT-1 Red/Red
<vman> wrote in message
I can go about 200 miles in my '73 (mostly around town) on a 15 gallon
tank - I figure about 12-13 mpg.
I can go over 400 miles in my '04 MINI on a 13 gallon tank (computer shows
31.3 average again mostly around town).
And if you ask me which is more fun to drive - BOTH - they are both more fun
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