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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Tank - '76 Chevy El Camino Classic
90 day: 25.89 mpg (US)

Sabrina - '91 Mercedes Benz 190 E
90 day: 37.07 mpg (US)

Angel - '88 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL
Last 3: 23.01 mpg (US)

Quicksilver - '04 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Cabrio
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Originally Posted by star_deceiver View Post
Do not let them GIVE you this car!!!!! You will never see an end to the problems! I've known several people who've owned said model, including my Mom... IMO get something else!

Agreed. I've heard bad things about these cars as well. I've had a few friends with the 2.7 V6 however and as someone into performance cars i must say for the size of the motor they're really not bad and i've never seen any of my friends have problems with these. This is not the case with the newer 06 & up I4's though no complaints heard about those.

Either way back to the original idea i believe the engine load not only depends on the car but nowadays you must take induction into the matter too ie. Turbo/supercharged It really depends on your vehicle for example for my two babies
04 CLK55 Cabrio. I prefer 40-45% throttle around town
76 El Camino, 55-60%

(No actual EPA numbers for car just used F/E numbers when i first got it)
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