Riley P

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I was driving along and started playing a game to see how long I can coast out of gear and still reach my house. (4 blocks with room to spare:D) This got me thinking about how I'll skip shift from 1st to 3rd or 4th to save fuel, how if I am just driving, my car rarely goes over 2000 rpm....blah, blah, blah because I just like cruising and and want to see what kind of mileage I get.

Now, over the last 450km, it hasn't ALL been driving the car like a Prius. I've has quite a bit of fun too but I filled up and calculated that in city driving has netted me just over 23 mpg. Pretty damn amazing for something with such performance. I never thought when I was talking about the Corvette to people I would be bragging about fuel economy!? I like to tell them what it gets on the highway and then see their faces as it matches or is better than most of their cars. :rofl:

Anyone else love what these cars do for fuel or am I the only one that enjoys this aspect of our car?
 
No surprise Riley: These cars are fast and performance oriented but yes they are economical too.
In Terry's C6 vert in 2011, we netted 37 mpg's on our trip to Bowling Green Ky.,
in over 1200 miles.

Not bad for such a car with this performance potential.

C.
 
I love the performance to economy ratio! My brother was just on a 3 day road trip with his vette with his buddy who drives a saturn sky with a 2.0L engine........they both used the same amount of fuel.
 
Hahahaha! Tooo Funny! I went on a road trip to Vegas with the plan to pick up the Vette when we were down there. On the way back I got better mileage than my buddy's Grand Prix. The vette also gets better mileage in the city and highway than my wife's Mustang by a long shot however, her car only requires regular fuel which cuts the cost at the pump. I blame her mileage on her heavy wheels in the city and lack of a 6th gear on the highway.

Colin, 37 mpg is fantastic!!!!! I think the best I ever did was 35 mpg but usually range in the 33mpg area.
 
Our '05 with 3.42 gears and six speed has run a best of just shy of 35 mpg. Like Riley, 33 is common. 28.8 with a lot of city driving, when squirreling around, has been the worst. If nothing else, it is entertaining to watch the instantaneous gas mileage and see how driving habits affect mileage. I always had the 10-12 mpg '60s musclecars so it is refreshing to have more power and about triple the gas mileage.
 
when I had my 72 cuda, I was getting 9mpg at 3500rpm-50 miles an hr. I switched from the snaller 650 carb to a new edlebrock 750 and my mileage jumped to 12 mpg. I was ecstatic at the time. now I get uptight when my car gets under 25. haha
 
Last year my wife and I went down to the Washington coast. When we left the I 5 highway the next stretch was a 60 mile flat road with a speed limit of 60mph. Swithed the gauges to english and set the cruise control to 60mph (as in 97kph). I could'nt believe it was getting a constant average of 38.5mph. Constantly I asked her to look over at the gauges and be my witness. Of course a lot of americans passed me and I got some pretty weird looks for doing the exact speed limit in a vette yet.
 
After reading some of your posts, I needed to put fuel in the ZR1 today. After filling her up, I find I got 18.3 mpg and this is all in town driving! The car only has 3000 km on it so it is still in the break in period and should get better I would think but even if it doesn't get any better, I am OK with it. I have taken 2 450 km trips and both times I got over 23mpg, all highway cruising around 125 km/hr., again not yet broken in. I think this is better than GM advertises so I guess I am a happy camper at this point. However, if I keep my foot in it around town, boy does the miles/gal ever change in a hurry. All you guys that are getting 36-37 mpg, congrats!
 
After reading some of your posts, I needed to put fuel in the ZR1 today. After filling her up, I find I got 18.3 mpg and this is all in town driving! The car only has 3000 km on it so it is still in the break in period and should get better I would think but even if it doesn't get any better, I am OK with it. I have taken 2 450 km trips and both times I got over 23mpg, all highway cruising around 125 km/hr., again not yet broken in. I think this is better than GM advertises so I guess I am a happy camper at this point. However, if I keep my foot in it around town, boy does the miles/gal ever change in a hurry. All you guys that are getting 36-37 mpg, congrats!

........but at that mileage we're not having any 'fun' .....

C.
 
Well. not to brag Riley, but in my vibe I can coast from the top of the hill before the train tracks right into the garage. Have to take the driveway corner a bit fast but it is fun to try. For all of you who don't know where I live that is about 2km with a 100m slight uphill driveway.

I had never checked the mileage in the vette. Didn't want to depress myself. I will once it is done though so I have a baseline. Although hearing the high mileage numbers you guys are getting, maybe i need to buy a newer vette. I get about 36mpg city in the vibe. 40-42mpg highway depending on speed.

T
 
Here's some proof for mine. Was back on the road for about forty minutes before i checked the mileage to empty. I was sure surprised when it still said 539 Miles wich converts to 867 KM

At the next fill up I actualy made 608 miles and the low fuel light came on just when I got off the 94 turnpike. It only took 16.4 Gal. to fill it up.

608/16.4= 37.07 MPG not bad for 400 HP
 
How in the world are you guys getting those numbers? the best i can manage is around 30mpg on the highway and that's really babying it!

Teach me your secrets!

I pump my tires up to about 50 psi and only drive down hill. :rofl:

In truth though, I think having the Vararam, and using cruise control, and Borlas may be the ticket to my car???
 
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