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post #1 of 34 Old 08-18-2013, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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dont be scared of v8 gas mileage

in my previous thread i test drove every current v6 muscle car and owned a 3.5 charger now a 3.6 challenger on the market for a Camaro ss anyways...

here it goes its short and simple guys if you drive the living pi** out of your car, heavy on the pedal, winding it up at stops ect...ect its pretty obvious any car will get bad mileage doing that, but with v6 and v8 cars at almost same weight and everything v6 has to work harder...with a v8 you don't need to stomp on it as much to get the required excitement you need even just going to the store for milk lol

fact is i drive the pi** out of mine and any v6 car so its pointless to get the mpg gain from the v6 BUT insurance IS cheaper i will give it that not bashing v6 (i own one) but...you drive it like you stole it mpg is pointless...19 gallons of fuel and getting less than 350kms the way i drive

i would love opinions on this subject me and friends have discussed for years and years
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though I would certainly like bettermileage, I bought it knowing it was not going to be anything great ... I drive it pretty conservatively and usually get around 19mpg ... my 4 cyl RAV4 never does better than 25 and is usually around 22. My RAM Truck is a lot of 16 or less, so know what you are getting and live with it.

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nice thing about your car is the power is there when you need it with barely trying plus you got the SS badge your smoking going 40 in a 60 zone haha and yeah my dad has a 09 ram 5.7 he gets 13mpg not sure how much the 2011+ models have changed
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I get 21.1mpg, tho I usually don't hit the peddle hard, also we have tons of police watching our roads,
not into getting tickets and really don't wanna mess up my warranty, I'm sure my GM dealer will check



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nice thing about your car is the power is there when you need it with barely trying plus you got the SS badge your smoking going 40 in a 60 zone haha and yeah my dad has a 09 ram 5.7 he gets 13mpg not sure how much the 2011+ models have changed
Mine is a 2006 5.7 and it is usually on short trips and drops to about 14 then; I can get 18 but don't often

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I get 21.1mpg, tho I usually don't hit the peddle hard, also we have tons of police watching our roads,
not into getting tickets and really don't wanna mess up my warranty, I'm sure my GM dealer will check
know what you mean here ... 5-7 over is all I can live with here

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If I had been scared of the milage I wouldnt've bought it
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I get 17 mpgs mixed and some fun time also I can go hit the mpg button and it states 17.2 for about a month straight that's with a tune with afm off and idle bumped up a little bit I think that's pret.ty good

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If I had been scared of the milage I wouldnt've bought it
If you buy a V8 muscle car and expect great mileage something ain't workin' right upstairs....

That said, if I drive it sanely I can get 18city and 25hwy.... Even WITH the SC on it.

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If you buy a V8 muscle car and expect great mileage something ain't workin' right upstairs....

That said, if I drive it sanely I can get 18city and 25hwy.... Even WITH the SC on it.
It's more to me about what can I get out of a 400 hp car.. Mpg wise.. I had a 79 z28 I knew it would eat gas like crazy but 7mpgs omg that's a lot lol . I like what I have now lol

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