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Old 04-06-2012, 07:47 PM   #211
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You weren't by any chance at the 5 guys near tri-c in Bedford hts for lunch today?

Went there today for lunch and saw a red zl1. Amazing car in person

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For those who are curious or care: Average MPG = 11. Don't tell the tree huggers....
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #212
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Yeah I posted about the mileage.I must say thats disappointing....
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #213
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11? Only 11? So that's halfway between 5 and 17. I want to know if you can "squeeze" 20 out of that brute and by any chance if the "mode" you are in while soft peddling it makes a difference at 65mph. IE, 65 mph in mode 1 vs 65 mph in mode 5. Maybe mode 5 lets it roll easier? I'm not too technical, but you get my drift! The electronic controls (modes) must have some impact on cruising MPG. Any GM engineers might have some insight on that?

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #214
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Please be careful when the tires are cold: they have little to no grip.

I still love it and I'm just amazed how perfect everything is. Usually you get something bad in a car: steering, brakes, engine, suspension...etc. The ZL1 has everything right - unbelievable.

I got a 0.99g today, with warmer tires. It's just so cold in Cleveland these days...

I took two colleagues for a ride and one needed to go pee as soon as we got back. That's all I can say. I checked the seat - It wasn't wet.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:10 PM   #215
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Thank you!

For those who are curious or care: Average MPG = 11. Don't tell the tree huggers....
Well if that's all the mpg this car gets I don't want it...

Very nice write up, and the Z is simply AWESOME looking!
Now you need a drain in your drive-way...
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #216
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Mr.R

You weren't by any chance at the 5 guys near tri-c in Bedford hts for lunch today?

Went there today for lunch and saw a red zl1. Amazing car in person

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Old 04-06-2012, 09:17 PM   #217
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Shaawiiing! Congratulations bro, enjoy the hell out of that beauty!
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #218
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Today was one of the best days ever! I spent about 8 hours and over 450 miles in #239 today.

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Old 04-06-2012, 11:04 PM   #219
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can i steal your picture and post it in facebook?!
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:17 AM   #220
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Very nice car. Mine was the dirty silver w black stripes camaro parked a few spaces away.


Seriously considering trading mine in on a 2013 zl1


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Old 04-07-2012, 10:36 AM   #221
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11? Only 11? So that's halfway between 5 and 17. I want to know if you can "squeeze" 20 out of that brute and by any chance if the "mode" you are in while soft peddling it makes a difference at 65mph. IE, 65 mph in mode 1 vs 65 mph in mode 5. Maybe mode 5 lets it roll easier? I'm not too technical, but you get my drift! The electronic controls (modes) must have some impact on cruising MPG. Any GM engineers might have some insight on that?

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Why would you think the PTM mode would have any effect on MPG? Could you get 20 mpg, maybe, if you set the cruise on 55mph and drive on a perfectly flat road or slightly down hill. If you are looking to hyper-mile the Z1, you might be buying the wrong vehicle. Maybe the base is more for you.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #222
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So if you just took off and the temp outside is about 50-55F and you're in 2nd at 1/3 of the throttle, going 25 at maybe 2000rpm and you push the pedal 2/3 of the way, you will have a tire spin in Mode 2. It's a monster...

My wife drove it yesterday and just said she likes it. I think she was a bit scared to be excited...

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I just drool at all these pics! Thanks for sharing so much with us Mr.R
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Thank you Mr. R for the pics. very appreciated.
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