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Old 05-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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V6 to V8 gas/ Got offered this....

So those of you who went from llt or lfx to an Ls3 and use it as a DD to commute do you notice that big of a difference is the gas mileage? I have about 45000 miles on my Ls and commute 400 a week but the 3.6 with bolt on's just isn't as fun as it first was.

Ok guys tips on this deal....29k synergy green 2ss 15 k miles. trade in my Ls with 45k miles in for 16k am I crazy? Or is that ok?
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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I went from about 24mpg to 18-19mpg, mostly city driving.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Not really...i went from 19 average to 16, mostly city
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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i do alot of spirited driving..
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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I averaged 29 in my 2010 2LT and now I average about 22 in my 2011 2SS (mostly highway). You'll notice a difference because of the lower mpgs and having to put in premium, but it if you can afford to upgrade, my guess is you can afford the extra cost in gas.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #6
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It all depends on the type of driving you plan on doing and your style may not match other owners. Someone who drags every gear out in a V6 may be close to someone who conservatively drives the V8. In the grand scheme of things I can't imagine the difference in gas price being a reason to buy one or the other.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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Well I found a synergy green 2ss 2011 it has all the widgets too it's not just the mpg but I consider it a major factor because this would be my DD
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #8
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17.4 mpg (per DIC) in mixed driving, mostly city on 32 mile roundtrip commute. Premium only. You are probably looking at another $1K per year in fuel, but do your own math.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:59 PM   #9
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Yea I put premium in my ls already. Part of this is that I'm selling my GSXR 1000. At the time I bought my V6 that was my way of justifying it because of all the power that little toy has. So now that that's about to be gone I have some extra cash.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:08 PM   #10
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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I drive my car around 40-55mph on average with an average amount of stoplights. I get between 16-17mpg.

I also drive super "coast like" in the morning, but the in the afternoon I always have this mentality to just floor it all the time.
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Old 05-16-2013, 03:02 PM   #12
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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I'm on the fence V6 or V8, I like the V8 but is it worth the higher MSRP and gas and lower gas miliage???
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #14
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I traded upward... BEST DECISION EVER!!! LS3 was alot of fun!! i miss it.. but i needed to save money on car payments
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #15
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #16
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21-22 mpg to 16-17. Premium gas too but it's like 10% higher per gallon vs 35% when gas was a buck so it's relatively not as big a deal. I tend to get on it a lot more with the SS.
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #17
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I went from ~19-21 average to ~15-17 (mostly city driving)
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:01 PM   #18
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I went from ~19-21 average to ~15-17 (mostly city driving)
People who say what their mpg in their SS is need to say their average speed also, makes a difference.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:05 PM   #19
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about 1-2 mpg difference...
I found my 2SS SGM in Nov last year and the dealership still has my 2LT sitting on the lot... I do not miss her.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #20
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People who say what their mpg in their SS is need to say their average speed also, makes a difference.
Fair enough... I probably average 40-50mph on my commute to and from work (6.5 miles each way)
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:39 PM   #21
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I went from about 24mpg to 18-19mpg, mostly city driving.
Pretty much this. But those miles are more fun now so it's a fair tradeoff.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:27 PM   #22
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Averaged about 19.9 on 87 octane in my V6, now average 19.5 on 93 octane with my LS3, I don't think I do as much spirited driving as I prolly should lol but the power difference is amazing!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #23
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People who say what their mpg in their SS is need to say their average speed also, makes a difference.
Not sure I really understand this. Unless they share avg. speed in their V6 as well...

All I know is I have not moved, I have not changed where I work, so my commute has not changed, therefore the change in MPG is directly related to the only thing that has changed which is vehicle.

OP: Bottom line, do what you want...

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you could have an average speed of 60mph and get 10mpg. All about that acceleration
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #25
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I'm on the fence V6 or V8, I like the V8 but is it worth the higher MSRP and gas and lower gas miliage???
Definitely worth it
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