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Old 17 Nov 2008, 10:48 pm
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Default Convertible MPG

So, I went to a web site, mpgomatic.com and compared my 08 Vert MPG to other verts. Below is a list of cars to get the same MPG/. But none of them are as much fun at the PT (well, maybe the Crossfire is, but you can't put grandkids in the back)

The other thing that is cool is that you can compare one car (old car) to another (new car). Using my PT as the "old car" I could see that had I gotten a Prius (at 42 mpg), I would have saved about $6200 over the first 100,000 miles. However, the Prius costs a lot more than that as compared to the PT.

Just another way of justifying the PT Vert.

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 5 cylinder 2.5 liter Automatic (6) Regular 19 city 28 highway

Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible 5 cylinder 2.5 liter Manual (5) Regular
19 city 28 highway

Saturn SKY 4 cylinder 2 liter Manual (5) Premium 19 city 28 highway
Audi A4 Cabriolet Quattro 4 cylinder 2 liter Automatic (6) Premium
19 city 27 highway

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Manual (5) Regular 19 city 26 highway

Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Automatic (S4) Regular 19 city 26 highway

Volkswagen Eos 6 cylinder 3.2 liter Automatic (6) Premium 19 city 26 highway

Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Manual (5) Regular
19 city 26 highway

Pontiac Solstice 4 cylinder 2 liter Automatic (5) Premium
19 city 26 highway

Saturn SKY 4 cylinder 2 liter Automatic (5) Premium
19 city 26 highway

Chrysler Crossfire Roadster 6 cylinder 3.2 liter Automatic (5) Premium
19 city 25 highway

Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Manual (5) Premium
19 city 25 highway

Saturn SKY 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Automatic (5) Premium
19 city 24 highway

Pontiac Solstice 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Automatic (5) Premium
19 city 24 highway

Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Automatic (4) Regular
19 city 24 highway
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Old 21 Nov 2008, 04:16 pm
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I just finished a 500 mile trip and got 29 mpg in mine. I have the 2.4 and 5 spd.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 07:39 am
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I have an 07 GT auto convert and around town I get about 21 and in the road get right at 26. Best tank I got was 29.5 driving 65 with small up and down hills. I'm happy with that for a flying brick, but it won't beat a corvette right crewzin?
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 08:11 am
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I'm happy with that for a flying brick, but it won't beat a corvette right crewzin?
Right Minihemi, but as vtmdsm27 just said, "you can't put the grandkids in the back" of a Corvette.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 08:17 am
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CREWZIN, that's why you have a minivan, right?
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 08:38 am
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CREWZIN, that's why you have a minivan, right?
Yea Ernie, that helps too. Actually, it's an SUV/Crossover built on the Sonata platform that converts to a 7 seater.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 01:55 pm
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My bad!!!
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Old 28 Dec 2008, 04:21 pm
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I have an 07 GT auto convert and around town I get about 21 and in the road get right at 26. Best tank I got was 29.5 driving 65 with small up and down hills. I'm happy with that for a flying brick, but it won't beat a corvette right crewzin?
With a non turbo, 5 speed '08 'Vert I usually average 27-28 mpg mixed highway-city driving. My best mileage was a bit over 32 mpg on a summer trip to coastal Maine. I drive with a fairly light foot, keep it at 60-65 on the highway most of the time. Did a high-speed run 75 plus once and the mileage went down to about 25-26 during that time.
I'm also one of many who has found mileage dropping off during northern winter driving.
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