View Poll Results: What's your gas milage on your Super Coupe/Xr7

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  • 15 or under

    48 15.89%
  • 16

    25 8.28%
  • 17

    17 5.63%
  • 18

    28 9.27%
  • 19

    25 8.28%
  • 20

    40 13.25%
  • 21

    19 6.29%
  • 22 or over

    100 33.11%
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Thread: What Kind of Gas Milage are you getting

  1. #1
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    What Kind of Gas Milage are you getting

    Please select your overall gas milage
    Last edited by rickbtbird; 08-26-2005 at 06:50 AM.


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    Well the voting is all over the place.


    Don't crash into a tree just to avoid a skunk!


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    When I had stock 3.27 gears and a lock-up convertor I did see 28 mpg on a trip once. As it is now, I'm happy with my 15 mpg and mid-12 second timeslips
    Kurt K (e-mail)
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    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    Since I am in San Antonio now, highway city...im seeing 22+...not bad.


    Stephen

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    To think I was ticked off recently when I got 23 mpg! I used to get 26-27 but I need to do some things (o2 sensor, fuel filter). Guess I will quit cussing at my car!

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    I'm out on the highway all the time where the car gets 24-26 mpg. I don't do enough in-town driving to notice a difference.

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    On the highway with nonlockup converter, I can get 24 cruising at 85mph. City driving is close to 17.
    Ken
    1992 Thunderbird SC
    13.322 @ 102.81
    1993 Thunderbird SC 5spd..white
    2002 F350 SD Diesel (SC tow vehicle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Seegers
    On the highway with nonlockup converter, I can get 24 cruising at 85mph. City driving is close to 17.
    Ken
    Yeah, and if you finally installed some 3.73's, maybe you'd be in the 13's
    Kurt K (e-mail)
    SCCoA Member #: 443
    '92 SC AOD -- 11.521s @ 116.748mph, 2.0 AR power
    . . . . . . . . . -- 13.547s @ 101.01 mph, only w/ bolt-ons
    '95 SC 5spd -- All Stock, except 17" Simmons wheels.
    '90 SC 35th Anny 5spd -- 3rd owner, 16k miles
    2 '89 XR7 5spd's -- on their way out, really!

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    I calculated mine last time, and it came out to 25mpg. Not bad, but i'd like to see if i can bump that up to 30mpg.. Yeah right, i'll keep on dreaming...

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    If you swap in a pumpkin with 2.73's into a mostly stock AOD car with a lockup convertor and cruise around 70 to 75 mph you will see around 30 mpg on the highway. Of course you will lose acceleration.
    Scott Long
    1992 SC 5-speed
    Black on black leather, lowered, 18x9 Chrome Saleens...

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    Gas economy / mileage

    I logged the gas economy of my SC over the course of a few months, until it broke. This was on a stock '93 with 120k.

    My average trip is a semi rural 15 minute drive, a few stops along the way. This results in a consistant 18+ mpg. On the highway, I would average between 24 to 28 mpg. The most I ever had was 32 mpg on my 2 hour trip back after purchasing the vehicle, 3 years and 30k ago.

    I believe the MPG rating for these cars is 18 city 22 highway. It seems most fall within this range from what I've seen. Intake and exhaust Modifications to enhance airflow are said to improve mileage further.

    Kevin

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    Wow

    I guess I'm one of the lucky few then. I am getting 30+ at cruise of about 80 - 85 MPH. In town, IF I can keep my foot out of it, I get around 23, but then again I've got a manual trans and no real mods.

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    Whenever I had a stock fuel setup, except for the pump, I was getting about 25MPG all around.

    Now i'm getting about 15MPG with 42#ers without a tune. I'm sure it will go back to normal after a tune.

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    The lowest for mine was 2.5 mpg.And no thats not a mis-type..

    I didn't think it was possible for a 3.8 with stock motor to get
    that bad of milage with out a gas leak.
    But that what I got after a tune one time.
    Didn't foul the plugs, just black smoke
    out the tail pipes when I would get on the throttle..

    RANDY

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    wow

    new fuel filter o2 sensors, mobile 1 oil, 91 octane plus the occasional 6 extra points per fill up, and air filter and i only get 15mpg? why was i cursed with a lead foot? and this car is my enabler

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