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Old 07-05-2010, 02:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Although the grille of the non-US Accord looks 100x better than the toothy overbite-style grille of the Acura TSX...

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Listen, I am a GM backer, but I have owned 3 CRXs (never again, though; love a rex but two of them tried to kill me). First, ignore EPA #s and see what people are really getting from their cars. GM builds to the EPA test; Honda builds cars for driving.
The 3800 powered cars (read: W-Bodies) are about as fuel efficient as full sized Hondas and Toyotas in real life. Some of them can't compete in city ratings, but in real life driving they're not far off the half-sized 4 cylinders. Not to mention, make oodles more power and torque.

Hell, even the 3100 is fairly fuel efficient. My mom's '06 Malibu averages 27mpg regularly, and she drives terribly (in regards to fuel economy) and in traffic with the a/c on all the time. This is with a 3.1L OHV V6 dating back to the mid 80s.
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I love my 3800 I have now owned 4 different ones a two 1993s a 2000 and now my 2003 all got about the same mileage and I would drive them HARD as a was younger. The worst I have got on my current car was ~18mpg and I was trying to get bad mileage by driving it hard flooring it at every chance. Most of my driving is city or getting up to speed on a hill.
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Count me in on the 3800 bandwagon. 2001 Chevy Impala, when you find 100% gasoline, it gets really good highway mileage.
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Agreed! I had a 2000 Impala LS, gave it to my dad last year when I bought a new car. Thing has 150k miles on it, still running like a champ. 30 MPG highway, no problem. Not so good in cities, though.
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The 3800 powered cars (read: W-Bodies) are about as fuel efficient as full sized Hondas and Toyotas in real life. Some of them can't compete in city ratings, but in real life driving they're not far off the half-sized 4 cylinders. Not to mention, make oodles more power and torque.
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