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    May 9, 2007 - GAS PRICE SURVEY HITS A NERVE:

    We'd like to think it was a welcome dose of reality amidst all of the unrealistic (and incorrect!) government and industry forecasts of falling gasoline prices. We are referring to the Civil Society Institute/40mpg.org survey released last week showing that 72 percent of Americans expect gasoline prices of at least $3.50 this summer ... Looks like we really hit a nerve!

    Check out the coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the Deseret Morning News, CNN.com, Inc.com, and the Christian Science Monitor. Our favorite headline about the survey was in New York Newsday: "Tanks for nothing, D.C. bigs! Gas prices & government hot air making drivers fume." Our favorite related editorial so far appeared Saturday in the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Entitled "Stuck in the Slow Lane," the editorial started like this: "If it makes the experience less painful, pretend you're not paying $3 a gallon for gas. And, by all means, ignore the warnings that prices might rise to $4 a gallon this summer. Silly advice? Sure. But that's essentially the strategy General Motors embraced for years, says Walter McManus, a fuel-economy analyst who from 1989 to 1999 worked for the world's former No. 1 automaker." Our point exactly! ...
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    i went on there and looked up my vehicle...i have a 4.0L 6 cyl and get 17-28..the sad thing is a 6.0L 8 cyl corvette is 17-27...sweet deal i got
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    3.Usually your average 4 cylinder, front wheel drive car with a park bench for a "spoiler"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonG5150 View Post
    i went on there and looked up my vehicle...i have a 4.0L 6 cyl and get 17-28..the sad thing is a 6.0L 8 cyl corvette is 17-27...sweet deal i got
    My 97 Vette gets that easily.
    On the freeway I have gotten over 30mpg by using a light foot(even w/ the A/C on).

    Of course, I have also gotten 4mpg in the same car .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Filthy 150 View Post
    My 97 Vette gets that easily.
    On the freeway I have gotten over 30mpg by using a light foot(even w/ the A/C on).

    Of course, I have also gotten 4mpg in the same car .
    My dad's '68 Camaro SS/RS 396 (375HP) averaged about 8 MPG. Maybe it's good he sold it a couple years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy King View Post
    My dad's '68 Camaro SS/RS 396 (375HP) averaged about 8 MPG. Maybe it's good he sold it a couple years ago.
    damn i wouldn't mind driving that
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonG5150 View Post
    damn i wouldn't mind driving that
    I was quite upset when it was sold. It was actually a fully restored show car that occupied the majority of the garage. My dad sold it for a good deal of $$$.

 

 

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