[200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v difference
knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Feb 5 15:57:13 EST 2002
I've gotten ~26 mpg top-off to top-off with both the V8 and the 200q20v in
expressway cruise-controlling at ~70 mph "under duress". Used to get over
30 with the 5ktq in similar circumstances. My "normal" expressway mode at
15-20 mph faster, which usually means overtake, wait for them to get out of
the way, overtake, etc., gets me around 21 mpg. I only get 20 mpg average
driving non-expressway rural highways (at ~65 mph) with the 200. Too many
instances of accelerating between 45 mph and 80 mph to pass. I usually get
about that with the V8 in similar settings, but I tend to drive that thing
more sedately (less zoomy passing). My wife gets 22 mpg average on
non-interstate driving of the V8. She's not driven a tankful of
expressway travel, but I'm confident that if she did, she'd get the 26.
At 01:44 PM 02/05/2002 -0500, Coleman, David wrote:
>oh man. I'd race you, albeit with a 5-speed V8... Maybe I haven't had
>enough time behind the wheel of a CC20v (likely), but I can't see the
>200 (not completely tricked out, at least) being as fast, let alone
>faster, than the V8. But whatever, both are fast enough to hang with
>about anything I come across on the open highway and are quick enough to
>get me in deep doo-doo.
>Mileage? Neither's really all that good, though I'd put my $$ on the
>200 by a mph or three.
>Is Steve Bednarski around? I think he's got one of each & probably has
>'91 V8 5M
>Not interested in p'ing match, just interested.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Fundsalo Racing [mailto:fundsaloracing at yahoo.com]
> > I have a very hard time believing the V8 is faster
> > (except mebbe off the line) or gets better MPG.
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