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Old 07-05-2010, 02:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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90 day: 19.8 mpg (US)

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I had a Buick with the 3800 and I loved it. Very reliable until my wife drove it on a hot day and let the water go low in the radiator (*glares at wife*)

I also had a Pontiac Transport with a 3800 that was very quick, period. You had to be careful not to floor it, otherwise you'd burn rubber everytime!
RIP Maxima 1997-2012

Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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