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Old 12-03-2007, 07:15 PM   #11
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I am not sure what you mission is.

If it is slower trips around town the Metro or small Honda will be hard to beat. If you have highway driving in mind a Saturn is a cheap car too and will manage 70 mph a lot easier than a 3 cylinder Metro. I had a Metro hence the moniker but I sure like the little Saturns better for my driving. I have not owned a Honda cause I never paid the premium. I know they are great cars I just wanted to put in a good word for the Saturn .
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:19 AM   #12
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There is also the Swift 1.3, basically a 4 cylinder Metro. Cruising at 70 to 80 no sweat. Drive it like a 3 cylinder Metro and you get almost the same mpg. Steady cruising at 75 gets 43 mpg.

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I am not sure what you mission is.

If it is slower trips around town the Metro or small Honda will be hard to beat. If you have highway driving in mind a Saturn is a cheap car too and will manage 70 mph a lot easier than a 3 cylinder Metro. I had a Metro hence the moniker but I sure like the little Saturns better for my driving. I have not owned a Honda cause I never paid the premium. I know they are great cars I just wanted to put in a good word for the Saturn .
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:42 AM   #13
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I drive in town trips down the freeway, probably 3-400 miles per week. I have a Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6, but it only gets in the mid 20's. 24 in town and 26-28 on the freeway.
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Has anybody on the list had any luck substantially increasing MPG's on a V6?
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Well, I have a 2003 Hyndai Tiburon with the 2.7l V6. You can check my gaslog for more info, but I managed to get an decent increase in MPG just from increasing the tire pressure. I am planning on doing some weight reduction by removing some interior components, i.e. back seat and trim and stuff. I just need to convince the wife it is necessary, and then find somewhere to store the stuff.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:40 PM   #16
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Has anybody on the list had any luck substantially increasing MPG's on a V6?
check out my gas log. gone from 20-22mpg avg to 28-30 w/ mods and driving techniques w/ a very large V6 car.
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Has anybody on the list had any luck substantially increasing MPG's on a V6?
I don't know about this list but Smokey Yunick got about 75 mpg with one after he cut three cylinders off. It was in a DeLorean.
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