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Old 02-23-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Okay with gas prices going the way they are here in SoCal (3.70/gal Supreme) I'm thinking of getting rid of my dream car (95 Supra TT). I'm currently averaging 13 to 18 mpg, but hey it's my dream car. However, I'm currently in a situation where money will either get better or tight. If things go worse I might have to off load the car and as a consolation I was thinking of a gen 5. After all my first car was a 69 Camaro. However if the gas millage isn't better why bother. I've read that officially the SS gets around 18 mpg. I'd like to know what the daily drivers of the car are seeing. (I did do a search, but got to many hits with no direct answers) Also coming off of a TT Supra I imagine a LT would be to depressing, so I'm leaning more toward the SS.

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Old 02-23-2011, 02:04 AM   #2
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my SS was a daily driver for about one year. when it was stock i was getting 14 MPG. now i am getting 14.3 with mods and a tune. people who drive good are seeing like 16 MPG+ in city. i think ?
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I average 18 in my daily driver (half city, half highway). I cruise it for the most part, but I like to get into it from time to time also......
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I get like 13-15 city. But I average 23-25 on the freeways with no traffic.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:09 AM   #5
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:16 AM   #6
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I average 17.5 and easily get 25 on the freeway as long as I'm cruising around 70.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:35 AM   #7
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I'm getting 15.9 on the city and I punch it here and there..
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:36 AM   #8
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I average about 16. I try to keep her in 6th gear on the way to work. But having that power there I get into it every now and then...whenever a cheap Rustang wants to play.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:14 AM   #9
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Sup whitetiger! Fellow Supra Owner from suprafourms

Used to be on there all the time too, dont know if you remember me.

Well the camaro gets great gas mileage on the freeway and then same as my supra around the city. Just dont drive with a lead foot and you will love it. Yeah dont get a LT because it will be down grading from the Sup. Have to get the SS.

What made me change from supra to camaro was... i just wanted a new car because the supra was aging and felt old. Didnt want to spend all this money replacing all my old parts. (But the looks will never get old)
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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Sup whitetiger! Fellow Supra Owner from suprafourms

Used to be on there all the time too, dont know if you remember me.

Well the camaro gets great gas mileage on the freeway and then same as my supra around the city. Just dont drive with a lead foot and you will love it. Yeah dont get a LT because it will be down grading from the Sup. Have to get the SS.

What made me change from supra to camaro was... i just wanted a new car because the supra was aging and felt old. Didnt want to spend all this money replacing all my old parts. (But the looks will never get old)
Hey Sam,
Ya, I remember you, you were the one who fixed up my head lights. I was actually spending sometime with your Camaro 2 weeks ago at Competition GT. Actually why was it there? I thought your car was a test car for a turbo system?
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:12 AM   #11
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:14 AM   #12
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I average around 15mpg and that's with 80% city driving. I also have a lead foot. I've averaged around 22-23 on long HWY trips.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:19 AM   #13
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:23 AM   #14
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2SS/RS 17.0 on the average meter. It has 5000 miles and has never been reset. Average speed says 37mph....98% around town
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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15-16 average in town but I have also worn out two sets of rear tires around town at 25K miles. And I am not break standing, just loving me car.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:38 AM   #16
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I'm right there with most of the others. I get around 15 in the city. Mine is a daily driver w/ quite a bit of traffic and I do get on it quite a bit.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:42 AM   #17
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I average 17.5 and easily get 25 on the freeway as long as I'm cruising around 70.
You've actually seen 25 mpg in a SS?? Anyone else?
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:07 PM   #18
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Okay with gas prices going the way they are here in SoCal (3.70/gal Supreme) I'm thinking of getting rid of my dream car (95 Supra TT). I'm currently averaging 13 to 18 mpg, but hey it's my dream car. However, I'm currently in a situation where money will either get better or tight. If things go worse I might have to off load the car and as a consolation I was thinking of a gen 5. After all my first car was a 69 Camaro. However if the gas millage isn't better why bother. I've read that officially the SS gets around 18 mpg. I'd like to know what the daily drivers of the car are seeing. (I did do a search, but got to many hits with no direct answers) Also coming off of a TT Supra I imagine a LT would be to depressing, so I'm leaning more toward the SS.
If you're thinking your money situation might go downhill, then I think the only logical action would be to sell the Supra and buy something that's actually economical for your needs.

I'd be hesitant to call a 5G Camaro a 'consolation' prize. I don't know how built-up your Supra is, but the Camaro comes with 312hp in the stock V6. Or you get 426 in a manual SS. It's also a car that entertains all the modern features and conveniences of the 21st century. My recommendation would be to go with the RS package if you go V6 or SS, it's really what makes the car 'pop' from an appearance perspective.

My LS3 is averaging 18mpg on premium fuel (in the winter) right now. It also only has 461 miles, so I expect a slight bump in overall mileage once the engine fully loosens up and I get into a routine of driving it.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #19
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unless your different car is getting 60mpg, I don't see how the numbers will work out based on mpg's alone.

remember 2 years ago when everybody panicked when gas hit $4 per gallon? How long did it last?
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Dude, I've seen that average meter go up to 28 MPG in my SS when I'm doing 55 in sixth gear. The more you baby her the better she does.
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If you decide to sell your Supra, how much would you want for it?
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Hey Sam,
Ya, I remember you, you were the one who fixed up my head lights. I was actually spending sometime with your Camaro 2 weeks ago at Competition GT. Actually why was it there? I thought your car was a test car for a turbo system?
I was installing some other things and want to make more power lol
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You've actually seen 25 mpg in a SS?? Anyone else?
I seen that alot of times on the hwy
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I'm getting 18.5-19mpg in my LS3 in city , but I try to shift around 2k rpms from third gear on , its a little tough to do in the first two gears. I am getting 23ish on the interstate. All of this varies of course. It depends if my brain is in "fun" mode or "conservative" mode!
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You want a cool and fast car then expect crappy mileage. I average 16.2 MPG in my 1SS at 31.6 MPH average speed. Fuel efficient cars are cheap, pick up one of each.
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