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Old 10-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by 101Volts View Post
Some 1994 Chevy Caprice Wagons came with that 4.3 Litre motor stock but only for that model year. They are the most fuel-efficient full-size whale-type station wagon I could find specs for, They do get higher FE than the 5.7 Litre and 5.0 Litre models at least not loaded (Though the 5.0 Motor wasn't an option for 1994 Caprice wagons) according to, But my Father knows a man who had a 1994 Caprice Wagon with the 4.3 motor and the motor blew last year or this year, The man was planning to keep the wagon until he died too but YMMV; I don't know how he treated the car.

The link below is to a website that has performance data and fuel economy data for the 1991-1996 Caprice wagons.

Chevrolet (USA) Full-Size 10gen data index
With those made before 1990 this is more typical of the MPG realized in typical use: 1988 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Wagon 5.0L V-8 automatic fuel economy analysis (since October 1987 for North America U.S.)

Note that no data is given for speeds below 50 MPH. In city driving in the lower gears actual MPG is more like 12-14 MPG.