The Fourth Estate

2004 Chevrolet Impala

GAS V6

Property of kds Added Aug 2008 Location: Des Moines, IA

Used as a personal vehicle, as well as my work vehicle as a news photographer.

I'm gonna fly this car to the moon somehow.

Update: Vehicle officially retired July 1, 2011 with honors. It served me valiantly and relentlessly in its 5 years and 4 months of service. It's been in motorcades with presidential candidates and saved me from rising floodwaters. If this car could talk, he'd tell you stories you wouldn't believe! The night of its retirement, I realized how attached to this vehicle I was, and quite frankly, it brought me to tears when I was handed the license plates as a souvenir. The black paint was a pain in the ass, but the hours spent caring for it in late nights at the car wash and the money spent taking care of minor dings, dents, and scuffs, all paid off because it looked really sharp in the end. In fact, my meticulous body care and engine maintenance fetched top dollars on my trade-in, well over the average price appraised by Kelley Blue Book.

Alas, all good things must come to an end. It really sucks to part ways with this vehicle. It's served me well, and it will serve the next driver well too.

Basic Stats

21.7 (0.0)

Avg MPG

22.9 (-0.7)

Last MPG

32.9 (16/06/2010)

Best MPG

  • $2.55 Avg Price/Gallons
  • $25.88 Avg Price/Fuel-up
  • $0.12 Avg Price/Mile
  • $5,795.89 Total Spent

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Total Miles Tracked

City vs Highway Driving

224 averaging 6 per month
Total Fuel-ups

Recent Fuel-ups

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Log Book

EPA Estimates

Here's how this mileage compares with the EPA estimates for this model.

21.7

Avg MPG

20.0 (+1.7)

Estimated City MPG

30.0 (-8.3)

Estimated Hwy MPG

24.0 (-2.3)

Estimated Avg MPG

Potential Savings Per Fuel-up

Using the last fuel-up as a guide, here is what this vehicle could have saved with better mileage.

22.9

Last MPG

$2.04 14.3 Extra Miles

+1 MPG

$3.92 28.6 Extra Miles

+2 MPG

$5.65 42.9 Extra Miles

+3 MPG

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