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post #41 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 11:32 AM
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Dude, they run these cars a lot harder, that's why ratings DROPPED back in '08. Yes, they're done on rollers, but they simulate the real world pretty damn well. And I bet this car will get far more than 37 if you drive it right.

3600 lbs? What have you been smoking? The car weighs just over 3100 lbs. Not to mention, sure, it doesn't have a ton of power, but the trans is geared for what it does have.

And when my Cobalt was stock, I got better mileage than BOTH ratings.

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post #42 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-24-2011, 01:03 PM
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I got 38mpg coming back from Orlando, mostly hypermilling behind semis. It's basically all about the driver. You could get up to 22-25 hwy if hypermilling a Silverado 5.3 in 4cyl mode.

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