: Getting this '93 FWB, what kind of mpg to expect?



4cammer
03-21-09, 03:49 PM
With Jim's, aka The Fleetwood Guy, great help in checking the car out and supplying a few fine odds and ends it needs, this '93 will be delivered Sunday or Monday. Its got 128K on it. Curious on what kind of mpg's they should get in proper tune and what mods might increase mpg. We are out in a rural area and the commute is 25 miles one way mostly at highway speeds.

Thanks.

Skip

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jey
03-21-09, 04:43 PM
I get 15 mpg with normal city driving. If I sit in a lot of traffic jams it will dip into 13 and below, but cruising on straight highway on road trips it will top out at 25 mpg if you keep it below 80 mph.

And I have the V4P towing package, which gets worse gas mileage, so you may do even better than what I get.

First thing's first when it comes to optimizing your gas mileage - maintenance. Make sure you're up to date on scheduled maintenance items like air filter, spark plugs/wires, etc.

4cammer
03-21-09, 05:43 PM
Jey,

Thanks.

I'll keep on top of the items you mentioned plus tire pressures of course. I knew the LT-1's were getting that mpg highway, but not knowing much about the LO5's, I'm pleasantly surprised to hear you're getting 25 mpg highway with yours, especially since it has the V4P.

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dirt_cheap_fleetwood
03-22-09, 01:35 AM
Mine has the same engine and I get total suck (13mpg) in the city but highway mileage is around 22-24 and my car is much boxier and less aerodynamic than the '93 and up models.

4cammer
03-22-09, 02:22 AM
Mine has the same engine and I get total suck (13mpg) in the city but highway mileage is around 22-24 and my car is much boxier and less aerodynamic than the '93 and up models.

Good point.

96Fleetwood
03-23-09, 12:44 PM
I just sold my '93 FWB, same color.

I was getting 17 mpg in the city!

Congrats!

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4cammer
03-23-09, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the congrats. It should be here in 2 hours.

Nice looking '96. 17 mpg in the city sounds good to me. :)

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96Fleetwood
03-23-09, 02:36 PM
You will love it. I have been driving my '96 to work the last couple days and I always get there and back with a huge grin on my face :thumbsup:

4cammer
03-23-09, 02:53 PM
I like hearing that!

I had a '91 Town Car for 130K miles and drove a Roadmaster recently, but never have driven a '93-96 FWB, just the previous gen, so I have no idea what to expect.

I live down the street from an ADESA auction, so every transporter that I see approach I think ours is on it.

I think I need to watch my caffeine intact! lol

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Aron9000
03-23-09, 08:43 PM
I've been getting 18mpg in my 1991 with the 350. I got 24mpg cruising at 80mph on the interstate.

4cammer
03-23-09, 09:22 PM
I've been getting 18mpg in my 1991 with the 350. I got 24mpg cruising at 80mph on the interstate.

Nice :thumbsup:

Cadillacboy
03-26-09, 05:51 PM
Those figures aren't that bad at all for a vehicle of this size
:thumbsup: ;)