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Old 02-10-2014, 08:27 AM   #21
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Depends on your goals Jay.... I like to Bracket race my car, personal best is 15.2.
Trying to get into the 14's.
it's my daily driver also, tough act to balance.
I have bad habit of buying on styling i like and not if its a smart buy...Ford ain't for me car wise, I am a fan of their truck line... 8-)
-ALF out....

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:58 AM   #22
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I usually go for comfort first. The last few years of the Roadmaster had the same engine as the 9C1 Caprice. They make great sleeper cars, especially the wagons. That being said, if cost was no object, I'd track down a clean, low mileage 1990 9C1 Caprice. IMHO it was the best combination of looks and performance.


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Old 02-14-2014, 08:58 AM   #23
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Unfortunately, I am about to dismantle and part out my '69 Buick Special. With a 455 that runs 12's (and much faster if I turned on the nitrous), I get about 19 MPG highway. Certainly no Chevy Volt, but it's possible to get results.

And don't forget that it's far easier for you to improve your MPG by 10%-20% than someone who drives a Civic.

I daily drove this Buick for many many years- I wanted the ultimate combination of power + drivability (which includes MPG).

Keep plugging away - it can be done!

-Bob C.
Think you are saving gas? Prove it by starting a Gas Log, then conduct a proper experiment.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #24
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Hi Max, you got some nice land yachts.....
Hope you get them tune-ups done cuz 15mpg should be easy, something is wrong if you're getting 9.8 unless you drive pedal to the metal all day long..?

I have been looking but i can't find a car with V8 power and better mileage than my Imp SS, so i am just keeping it.
-ALF out..

After some extensive maintenace all I can say is that I think the main bearings are worn out and that oil is returning to the pan far too quickly; I'm looking to do an engine swap but it'll be a while before I have that kind of cash to throw away. Just about anything will beat a 351m.

Also any Crown Vic after 2004 will beat your SS for mileage.

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