No, you shouldn't have, because I use the same measurements as you.
Everything I said above is true. You and I have been over this before. Do
a google search, and you will see that 30+MPG on the 3800 Series II is very
We never got close to that, Knight. We could get about 26 mpg on the
This was a 1998 LeSabre, Series II, and these were repeatable measured
values.... I dont know why it got so much less than yours.
Mine were Bonneville's, so the only thing I can think of is perhaps the
transmission gearing was different. Even my current supercharged 1997
Bonneville (and my previous 1996 supercharged Bonneville) usually get
between 26 and 29 MPG on the highway.
That was never figured out. It definitely started under the hood, but
beyond that, I haven't a clue. GM told me it wasn't there problem, and
there was no recall on my car. That, and even if it was due to the parts
involved in the recall, those parts were completely gone.
Unfortunately I'm with you on VW.
I'm very interested in their 2.0L new diesel, but from what I've read
they still have body quality issues.
A friend has a several year old Golf that was built in South America, it
has body quality problems. They are partly design problems.
Perhaps their new plant in the USA will improve things.
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