A few years ago, I read an article in Motor Trend about a man who drove a 1989 Buick LeSabre that got 30 mpg! All he had to do was drive it.
My mother in law had a 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo with the 3800 V6 and she said her mileage was also 30 mpg. So that got me thinking, why aren't people on these forums discussing these engines/cars?
When my Lebaron's tranny went (may it rest in peace), I bought a 1995 Oldsmobile 88 with the Series II 3800 V6. This car is huge! My family of five can fit in it comfortably.
The car only had 73,000 miles on it and it looks brand new!! It has a 4 speed tranny with lockup torque converter. It floats down the highway as it takes me to work. (25 miles each way) All I have to do is set the cruise, turn on the a/c (I live in Texas, a/c is a must) and float my way to work. All the time getting.......... 33 miles per gallon!!!
This car has no mods except acetone in the gas.
I get a real kick out of some of the other gas saving sites with their Honda lovers bragging about the little soda cans, I mean Civics, getting 31 Mpg. What is the deal here?
If an American car can get such good mileage and delivery some luxury too, then why aren't we shouting it from the rooftops?