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Old 03-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MALIBU MOD - '07 chevy malibu 2LT
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07 malibu looking for 32 mpg

I have recently purchased a 07 Chevy malibu 2lt v6. I love the car and it gets ok mileage,about 27, but I wondered if I could do better. So I got online and discovered this website about a week ago. I've been trying out a few of the suggestions and I'm up to approximately 29 mpg! My daily commute is about 50/50 hwy to city, and is 75 miles a day. I'm looking for 32mpg as a goal. I like the style of my car as is, so I would like to keep it original, but I might be willing to change a few things, as long as it doesn't take away from the overall look. If anyone has any specific tricks to my car I would greatly appreciate the suggestions.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the lt is a nice car.
gett a scangauge....makes a big difference watching the info that affects mpg.
even though my Infiniti Q45 has a factory mpg screen, I still run a scangauge.
Pump your tires up to 40-43psi.
MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

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Second: Grille Block

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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i maxed out my 2000 monte carlo w/ a 3.4L at 33.3mpg for a tank in late october weather. no mods, just driving, biggest thing was keeping it under 55mph. typically i'd be closer to 29 though
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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MALIBU MOD - '07 chevy malibu 2LT
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Thank you for the tips. I bought a scan gauge e and it is working out great! I'm about half way through my first tank with it installed and I'm averaging 32.2 mpg! This website is great I have been recommending to my friends, family, and girlfriend. Just trying to spark an interest and it seems to be rubbing off on them. I'm going to see how far I can take this car as far as mpgs. Here in SE Michigan gas is over $4 a gallon, so I'm glad I found this site to help me out
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I may take several tanks to calibrate the scangage. Me driving my wifes impala to work for a experiment with the 3.5v6 I can get over 32 mpg, but I'm more highway than you.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Keep up the good work! I have the 3.1l v6 in my Grand Am which is in the same family as your Malibus 3.5l. My best ever was 36.8mpg and it too live in MI. I have no doubt you could hit 35mpg avg like I did.

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