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This is a discussion on Gas mileage within the V6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Can any 1998-2002 V-6 guys tell me what your fuel mileage is....especially for city but I'm interested in highway as ...

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    Gas mileage

    Can any 1998-2002 V-6 guys tell me what your fuel mileage is....especially for city but I'm interested in highway as well. And this is stock...not for a modified 3.8. Thanks.

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    about 20-25 town
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    and that's an average tank with about three races on it...lol

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    the best i ever seem to get is 21 and thats with a mix but i'd say more highway

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    I get like 16-17... It's ridiculous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirebirdWS86 View Post
    I get like 16-17... It's ridiculous...
    With a v6? You have to be doing something wrong if you are getting 16 with a v6 camaro with no mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xinthenight View Post
    With a v6? You have to be doing something wrong if you are getting 16 with a v6 camaro with no mods.
    Yeah man, I don't know what's going on. I get horrible gas mileage, but I do a lot of stop and go. Anyone got any tips?

    I have somewhat of a dirty filter, I don't know if my ECU is tuned or anything else for that matter. I have a problem with my tires and I don't know crap about my car. >.<

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    I get around 20 city and 25 plus highway. Only mods are Pacesetter headers and 3" Borla exhaust. On the down side I also have 275/40/17 tires, that are much heaver then the 235/55/16. It went up about 3 MPG on the highway with the exhaust the city didn't change.
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    get your fuel filter changed.

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    I no that if u got ur A/C blowing really cold and hi it affects gas mileage. and if you got a lil extra cargo ur always carrying. Also ur brakes play a lil part in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysan View Post
    I no that if u got ur A/C blowing really cold and hi it affects gas mileage. and if you got a lil extra cargo ur always carrying. Also ur brakes play a lil part in it.
    ac doesnt affect gas mileage as much as you think, C&D did quite a few tests on gas mileage outcomes and they showed that if you have your windows down going at 70-80 you will actually get worse mileage than if you have your ac on which would make since because of drag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    ac doesnt affect gas mileage as much as you think, C&D did quite a few tests on gas mileage outcomes and they showed that if you have your windows down going at 70-80 you will actually get worse mileage than if you have your ac on which would make since because of drag.
    But with your windows up it does affect mileage. My car gets better then 26 with the windows up and the AC OFF. Just a tad over 25 with the AC on. I'm sure motor torque has an effect on this as well. A LS1 car would not see as much as a difference as the V6 car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrian442 View Post
    But with your windows up it does affect mileage. My car gets better then 26 with the windows up and the AC OFF. Just a tad over 25 with the AC on. I'm sure motor torque has an effect on this as well. A LS1 car would not see as much as a difference as the V6 car.
    it was on mythbusters too..it doesn't do poop..myth BUSTED!!!
    Last edited by MadSeason; 10-08-2007 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    it was on mythbusters too..it doesn't do poop..myth BUSTED!!!
    YOU believe everything you see on TV? It makes more then a 1 mpg difference on MY car.

    Have a nice day.
    Last edited by MadSeason; 10-08-2007 at 04:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    it was on mythbusters too..it doesn't do poop..myth BUSTED!!!
    ROFL, then mythbusters fails...

    My girls GTI has a real time MPG readout... going 85, drop the windows all the way down, I immediately lose 3 mpg... and I tried the AC vs windows trick... in that car, anything over 50 the AC gets better mileage... (areo sux on it I guess)
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    Quote Originally Posted by B34M3R View Post
    ROFL, then mythbusters fails...

    My girls GTI has a real time MPG readout... going 85, drop the windows all the way down, I immediately lose 3 mpg... and I tried the AC vs windows trick... in that car, anything over 50 the AC gets better mileage... (areo sux on it I guess)
    um you just proved my point..i said the a/c doesnt do *expletive deleted"...... b34m3r Ftmfl
    Last edited by MadSeason; 10-08-2007 at 04:49 PM. Reason: cursing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrian442 View Post
    YOU believe everything you see on TV? It makes more then a 1 mpg difference on MY car.

    Have a nice day.
    um on the discovery channel..and in a CAR magazine...um yea i do.........have a nice day

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason View Post
    Please keep the language clean and respect everyone opinions, Thanks - The Mgt
    did i just get will do mad...glad to see your still around. havent seen you on the train in forever.

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