[200q20v] V8 and 200q20v difference

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Feb 7 10:30:08 EST 2002

At 8:02 PM -0500 2/6/02, ELLIEOLSEN at aol.com wrote:
>Hi Guys,
>I get 17.8 (City)  to 22.6 (Interstate) mpg with my stock 200...I have never
>been close to 28mpg....how slow do you have to go to get 28mpg?

For my Lago car--cruising at 70-75 mph will always produce 26+ mpg on
flat terrain. But keep in mind that this is on quite flat terrain and
requires a _very_ light foot on the pedal. The instances when I've
averaged 28+ might depend on direction (wind), season and tire
pressure variations all being "right", but it's happened numerous
times. The wind/terrain factor can be significant: for example on a
roundtrip of 300 miles that I drive frequently each year, I'll often
get 28 in one direction, but on the return leg I'll invariably
average "just" 26. The better direction for mpg is _always_ going
from west to east. There's generally a bit of a westerly breeze at my
back, although if elevation changes at all, there may be a slight
increase (couple hundred feet?) at the eastern end.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
'91 200q	(130 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (57 Kmiles, Tornado red)
	mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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