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    What kind of gas mileage are you guys getting

    i am thinking of picking up a supercoupe for a daily driver. with gas prices the way they are i really need something decent on gas. the lightning is just killing me with this 8mpg crap, but it sure is fun. the car will be stock, i just need to know what kind of mileage your getting. oh, what do you get mileage wise while running the ac, just wondering if that makes a huge difference with these cars.

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    The A/C hasn't had much affect on my milage I would be more concerned about what I did with my right foot. That will affect your milage dramatically.

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    I'll have to agree!!! The biggest culpret for low gas mileage in an SC is the weight of the right foot of the driver !!! I just calculated mine, and ended up getting almost 12 mpg. That isn't GOOD, but that's all city driving and I have a heavy right foot being a sophomore in high school . I'm sure it's capable of more, I'm just too fasinated with the sound of the blower...lol!

    I'm interested in what some people actually get on a regular basis not flooring every stoplight and stuff like I tend to do.

    The original window sticker for my car says it should get between 14-17mpg. Here's my window sticker if anyone wants to see any other things, like the COST! Jeezzz....it's nice to be 16 and own a car that cost almost $28,000 at one time.

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    What!!!! 23 mpg hwy?????? get outta town! At least you saved 1400 bucks in add ons
    Last edited by Sweet90SC; 05-10-2004 at 06:47 PM.

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    I get 225mi from a full tank.
    Brian Oatway
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    I get approx. 22 MPG in the city. I drive medium aggressive. I just watched the odometer recently and on 16 gal. I went 350 miles. All city driving. Not to bad. Car is a 5-speed, 128,000 miles, and I never use A/C so I don't know about that. Although I will probably try it this summer just to see how much of a difference it makes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCrazy
    I get 225mi from a full tank.
    That's it?!!?? Oh, wait. You've obviously done some mods judging by your sig. My car is stock except for the 5% pulley.

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    on my 89 5 speed it seems to always get at least 20 no matter how i drive around town and i live in the hills ( anyone ever go up penn view mountain you know what im talkin about ) on a trip i get around 30 to 31 my auto seems worse but i dont run it much i think its around 25 on a trip and about 17 around town. in my opinion you cant beat my standard for power and economy,, what else rips and gets 20 mpg all the time or better, i hardley ever go over 3 grand i just put it in 4th or 5th and put around im close to 250 horse i dont need to rev it its a torque monster a couple pounds of boost will get you up any mountain like its level
    Last edited by rlong; 05-10-2004 at 08:49 PM.

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    the mileage on the 5 speeds sounds good, thats what i need to get i think. my lightning is plenty fast so i wont be running the car all that hard, thats what the truck is for.

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    I think I need a five speed then. I've been getting only 8-10 mpg. Cuz every time the tranny shifts it throws it into boost for a few seconds so I just go wth and romp on it some

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    5-speed is the only way to go. Especially since you already have an auto with the Lightning. Makes these cars so much more fun to drive.

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    I get 420 mpg, with current mods done.

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    i get 10 - 11mpg with a pure lead foot

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    In my 89 5 speed I usualy get 17 city with a heavy foot and highway averages from 23 to 28 depending on traffic and my mood.


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    225-250(pushing it) on a full tank...5 speed.....94sc...

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