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Best Fuel Economy

Postby Z26_T » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:59 am

Which berettas get the best fuel economy? Mostly curious to what, on average, gtz quad 4s get for fuel economy. I am curious if I would get better fuel economy in a GTZ over my 3400 5 speed.

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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby heavywoody » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:56 am

I'm not sure of exact numbers, but I know some of the people on here with 92/93 GTZ's with the Quad get in the mid 30's on the highway.

Myself, I get 29 mpg on the highway in my car. I'm sure if I got a different wheel it would go up since these are heavy as hell.


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby SummitBalt08 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:05 am

The Quads probably get better gas mileage. The bad thing is gas costs 20 cents more per gallon because premium is required.

If I had the option, I would take a 3400 5 speed over my Quad 5 speed. You can run regular gas and the V6 has a much better sound.


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby DTMAce » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:17 am

I would agree that a properly driven manual Quad 2.3 or 2.2 would get awesome mileage. But I can get above 30 -35 pretty easily on the V6 auto combinations that I have here. But they average lower.. Well hell, you can see them in the fuelly pics below.


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby Z26_T » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:06 pm

heavywoody wrote:I'm not sure of exact numbers, but I know some of the people on here with 92/93 GTZ's with the Quad get in the mid 30's on the highway.

Myself, I get 29 mpg on the highway in my car. I'm sure if I got a different wheel it would go up since these are heavy as hell.


I'm not sure you'd get much better. I get about 29 with mine and I run indy style rims. However, there are a couple things which make my fuel economy worse. I'm at 5k feet and seem to run a bit rich.

It's surprising that you can get 30+ with the auto. With my auto 95' I would average around 26 on the freeway. Though, we go 80 on the freeways here. Dropping it down to 65-70 would probably help a lot.

With the distance I drive, it may be in my best interest to get the GTZ restored. The 20 cents extra for fuel does hurt, but in the long run i'd still save money. (If I didn't include the cost to paint the GTZ and refinish the seats and put a dash cover on :P)

Though I am really curious if i'll get in the mid 30s with my 3500 top end and an actual tune for it.


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Postby DTMAce » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:24 am

Z26_T wrote:It's surprising that you can get 30+ with the auto. With my auto 95' I would average around 26 on the freeway. Though, we go 80 on the freeways here. Dropping it down to 65-70 would probably help a lot.


Well, ever since I bought the car new, it has been capable of getting over 30MPG on long trips (55-75 mph for more than 90 percent of the tank). I drive 70-75 on I-75 out here, and I never have an issue, but I get my best results between 50-60, and keep from lead footing it! lol During the last 2 bfests that I have been to, I have gotten over 30 several times, hitting an all time high of 36 last year and getting 526 miles out of a single tank of gas. (filled it up in Indiana and made it home to the Michigan UP. 470 miles between 60-70) :D

I haven't yet managed the awesome numbers with the 95 like I do the 94, but I'm pretty certain I can. I know I can hit 400 miles on a tank or more with it. Once the weather warms up actually, the MPG should also go up. Cold weather makes you use more fuel.

Takes practice. I can usually get more mileage out of a car than most driving the same vehicle. But I like to play too, its not always about the mileage... LOL


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby SuzukiGhostRider » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:54 pm

I live at 6800 ft elevation and I get a rock solid 30mpg with my Quasar Quad. My 60* (when the the GT-T was rocking the 3.1L MPFI) was getting about 26-27 mpg hwy and about 19-20 city.


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby NMBeretta » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:41 am

At what RPM would get the best MPG at highway speeds with the 3.1?


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:01 pm

I got 32mpg my last highway trip with the 3400/5spd, and that had 30 miles of hilly county roads and a 1hr stop & go jam mixed in. I think it will do 35 straight highway. (This is with lean cruise enabled and set at 15.3:1 AFR.)


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby mike56 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:17 pm

if i told you what this 94 3100 gets --i would have to come to your house and let you work your calculator in order for you to believe me---let's say it is substantially over the rated --first and only car i ever owned that matched-let alone beat it's rated mileage figure.when i bought it and took it on the first trip to Tennessee--i had to literally let the chevy dealer i bought it from ( new)drive it on his own dime to get him to believe me.So i don't know which one is supposed to be best on gas---and i won't bother trying to stretch your ability to trust me by saying .



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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby DTMAce » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:32 pm

Yeah Mike, but now I'm curious as to what you are getting.... LOL


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby mike56 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:02 pm

DT--is anyone local enough to me to be worth the while getting together so-as to verify it?--otherwise--you will not believe me anymore than anyone ever has or i would have believed myself.lolol I honestly would not believe myself--and i almost wish i hadn't even responded here lmao.



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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:45 pm

It's getting deep in here... I should have brought my boots...

Honestly why post something like that to build suspense and make it sound even more like BS.



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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby DTMAce » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:57 pm

Hey Jon, maybe the 94's had lower fuel pressures.. LOL

I know you are itching to test mine. :P


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Re: Best Fuel Economy

Postby mike56 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:06 pm

i don't blame ya--anyone close to pittsburgh? ready and willing to let someone else post it . :D ok --u want fact--and i will prove it to anyone who may be local--last trip to tennessess from pa.--slightly over 40--now go ahead and laff or come see me for a ride..i do NOT bs..the offer will stand... i promise the smame dumb smile for you as me and dealer and a number of others have had when having to eat their disbelief lololol




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