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Old 06-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #29
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Very interesting, makes perfect sense - thanks for explaining.

Edit: I find it interesting that my 4-cyl 1993 Toyota pickup was rated 28MPG highway and the best mileage pickup said company makes in 2013 is rated 25MPG highway. 20 years of improvements in technology, and they have DEcreased 3MPG! Perhaps they measure it differently now. But still ... come on!

This is why I rebuilt the head at 316,000 miles rather than buy a new truck.
There was a major change in how FE was measured a few years ago starting with the 2008 Models with the intent of making the sticker number more in line with the real world.

The new test accounts for higher speed, harder acceleraton and cold temps.

So your older vehicle was rated using a different more forgiving test than the new model.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:18 PM   #30
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Have there been any numbers for mileage expectations for the 6th Gen?

I don't understand why we can make a microchip so small it can fit on the head of a pin, but we can't make V8 400+ hp engines that get can 40+ mpg's.

I'd love to see a world where muscle cars and pick-ups get great power AND mileage.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #31
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Good morning all,

New proud owner of a 2013 2SS 1LE. The first thing I noticed it's how fast it burns gas compared to my old Nissan Maxima. It's a downside but nothing beats the sound of the engine and the big smile in my face.

I agree we should have more efficient engines but How about reducing the gas prices instead? what is happening right now is criminal if you ask me. We can go back to $1 gallon if we really want to fix the problem.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:08 PM   #32
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Good morning all,

New proud owner of a 2013 2SS 1LE. The first thing I noticed it's how fast it burns gas compared to my old Nissan Maxima. It's a downside but nothing beats the sound of the engine and the big smile in my face.

I agree we should have more efficient engines but How about reducing the gas prices instead? what is happening right now is criminal if you ask me. We can go back to $1 gallon if we really want to fix the problem.
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