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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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Old 02-23-2011, 12:49 PM   #20
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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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Old 02-23-2011, 01:11 PM   #21
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If you decide to sell your Supra, how much would you want for it?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:51 PM   #22
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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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Old 02-23-2011, 10:52 PM   #23
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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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Old 02-23-2011, 10:57 PM   #24
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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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Old 02-23-2011, 11:24 PM   #25
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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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Old 02-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #26
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Mine has 2,300 miles and get's 17MPG overall. The last 4 resets came in between 16.9 & 17.1 avg speed 27mph
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:14 AM   #27
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If you decide to sell your Supra, how much would you want for it?
Enough to get a SS, but I think I'd need to do a proper test drive to see how they feel. Fortunately I'm signed up for the Main Street in Motion.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:15 AM   #28
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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.
I'd love to, but right now I'm renting a room in someone's house. I don't think I could have two cars.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:04 AM   #29
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Dont forget. Fuel savings wont really matter as you would be taking on a car payment. If the supra is paid for keep it. Much more fun car. And think of it this way. The 5th gen will be around for years to come. A 1995 tt supra wont be. I love my supras. Plus the 2j gets better milage unless something is wrong or your driving it really hard. I was hitting 27-28 with my single turbo on the highway.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:41 AM   #30
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I know the SS is top dog, and assuming your Supra is modded, it is probably already faster than one, but don't completely discount the V6 models if money is an issue, my LS gets high teens around town with me driving, and a few more (high teens low 20's) when my wife does, and are known to knock down 30+ Hwy... There is at least one turbo kit on the market and a couple in development that will be out at some point in the (hopefully near) future...
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:01 AM   #31
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Dont forget. Fuel savings wont really matter as you would be taking on a car payment. If the supra is paid for keep it. Much more fun car. And think of it this way. The 5th gen will be around for years to come. A 1995 tt supra wont be. I love my supras. Plus the 2j gets better milage unless something is wrong or your driving it really hard. I was hitting 27-28 with my single turbo on the highway.
There must be something wrong then. The best I've ever seen is 18 mpg, but usually it's around 13 mpg. Only real mods are cat back and front mount. I started working with the suspension and breaks first. And can't really drive it that hard in LA.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:08 AM   #32
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update on mine as I checked it on the way home tonight. My AVG is 18.6 with an average speed of 32mph. I was pretty impressed.
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