Gas Milage MPG - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 138
Feedback: 1 / 100%
                     
Gas Milage MPG

i'm just interested in what everybody is getting for miles per gallon.... when i baby my car i get about eighteen and that still sucks with gas over three dollars per gallon.... post milage please
sweetdbiker50 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 03:33 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 11,278
Feedback: 10 / 100%
                     
Been doing a ton of highway driving the past two weeks and was averaging a little over 24 MPG, normally I am just below 20 MPG for combo highway/city driving
JoeKD is offline  
post #3 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 03:40 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: *******
Posts: 7,448
Feedback: 31 / 97%
                     
Ever experienced " deja vu "?.... Ever experienced " deja vu "?....20 to 24 for me. Otis says 22.6 average.
cokey11 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 138
Feedback: 1 / 100%
                     
Ngh

Jezz mine sucks.... i wonder if it could be the 143k on it lol.... still runs smooth as ever
sweetdbiker50 is offline  
post #5 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 03:46 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
freezingbelow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tyngsboro Mass
Posts: 2,654
Feedback: 13 / 100%
                     
Im usually averaging about 18-19 combined, but then again I have a 3.5HO, you should be getting a little better mileage with that 3.2.
freezingbelow is offline  
post #6 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 04:36 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
Kitulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ft. Campbell, TN
Posts: 393
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Averaging around 23-ish, with 20 minute drive to and from work @ 60mph-ish.
Kitulu is offline  
post #7 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 04:39 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: CT
Posts: 11,278
Feedback: 10 / 100%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by freezingbelow View Post
Im usually averaging about 18-19 combined, but then again I have a 3.5HO, you should be getting a little better mileage with that 3.2.
To be honest my 3.2 in the Intrepid and the 3.5 HO in the M really get almost identical MPG, only difference is that I used to run 87 octane in the Intrepid and use 93 in the M so in reality it still ends up costing me more in the long run
JoeKD is offline  
post #8 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Candyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 1,269
Feedback: 3 / 100%
                     
Using 89 in my 3.5HO driving 65% highway/35% suburbs, I average about 20-22mpg.
Candyman is offline  
post #9 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 73
Feedback: 0 / 0%
 
22 - 24 MPG with my 95 3.3 intrepid.
Hal_396 is offline  
post #10 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,279
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
25-26 on my '96 3.3, 23-24 on my '01 3.2 (mixed city/highway); 30-31 highway on 3.3, 29-30 highway on 3.2.
CluelessinMO is offline  
post #11 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 09:41 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
cobra65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Rochester, Ny
Posts: 1,651
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
I'm surprised that the Intrepid R/T and the 300M get about the same (or worse in some cases) as my Magnum SXT with the 3.5 .... I have actually gotten between 26 to 27 mpg with the cruise on and keeping it under 65 mph. City/Hwy combined I get about 21 mpg avg. Highway driving about 25 mpg avg. I use the recommended 89 octane. So what gives? The Magnum is about 500 lbs heavier and not nearly as aerodynamic as the LH's. I notice the LX's have a redesigned intake (and it's about as ugly as all get out) as compared to the LH's. Could it be that it is more efficient? Or does the transmission on the LH's eat more power? Now my 2.7 Trep used to get up to 31 mpg hwy if I took it real easy.

Former 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE owner

Currently own a 2012 Ford Focus
cobra65 is offline  
post #12 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:03 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
R.L.Klaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Damascus, Oregon
Posts: 285
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Just got back from a trip. Mostly hi-way. 27 MPG, Portland Oregon to Pendelton Oregon, and back. Running 65 to 70 most of the way.
R.L.Klaus is offline  
post #13 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:04 PM
Intrepid Modder
 
neuroticdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Jersey City, NJ
Posts: 739
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
High 20's highway, mid-high teens city. It varies, really.
neuroticdave is offline  
post #14 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 10:11 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: *******
Posts: 7,448
Feedback: 31 / 97%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by cobra65 View Post
I'm surprised that the Intrepid R/T and the 300M get about the same (or worse in some cases) as my Magnum SXT with the 3.5 .... I have actually gotten between 26 to 27 mpg with the cruise on and keeping it under 65 mph. City/Hwy combined I get about 21 mpg avg. Highway driving about 25 mpg avg. I use the recommended 89 octane. So what gives? The Magnum is about 500 lbs heavier and not nearly as aerodynamic as the LH's. I notice the LX's have a redesigned intake (and it's about as ugly as all get out) as compared to the LH's. Could it be that it is more efficient? Or does the transmission on the LH's eat more power? Now my 2.7 Trep used to get up to 31 mpg hwy if I took it real easy.
The new 3.5s are definately more efficient. A friend of mine bought an 08 Charger SXT with the 3.5 and he gets 30-35 mpg on the highway, however while he is getting great mileage, he's also given up power, pretty guttless in comparison to the Treps. I guess that's the price that is paid for fuel economy.
cokey11 is offline  
post #15 of 84 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 04:52 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
cobra65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Rochester, Ny
Posts: 1,651
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by cokey11 View Post
The new 3.5s are definately more efficient. A friend of mine bought an 08 Charger SXT with the 3.5 and he gets 30-35 mpg on the highway, however while he is getting great mileage, he's also given up power, pretty guttless in comparison to the Treps. I guess that's the price that is paid for fuel economy.
No way in the world he is getting that kind of mileage. That's better than alot of economy 4 bangers. None of the Lx's will break 30 mpg unless they are rolling down a mountain top. The LX's are heavy cars. My Magnum weighs about 3900 lbs. I think the Charger and 300 is very close Maybe about 100 lbs less.

Gutless, how? The 3.5 in my Magnum cranks out 250 hp. The Intrepid R/T 's 3.5 puts out 244 hp.

From Car and driver:

Intrepid R/T: 0-60 mph 7.8 secs
1/4 mile 16.0 @ 89 mph
Top Speed 139 mph

Magnum SXT 0-60 mph 7.5 secs
1/4 mile 15.8 @ 89 mph
Top speed 117 mph (limiter) 131 mph (police units)

The Magnum/LX's have 6 more horse and I don't think the transmission eats as much power off the get go, but in a straight line race with enough distance, the Intrepid would probably catch up and pass the LX sometime after 100 mph because of the aerodynamics. Handling on the LH's is better. Lower to the ground, lighter overall. (my Magnum doesn't have a rear sway bar). Wasn't trying to start a piss*** match or put down Intrepids. I had one for 5 years and loved it. Just was wondering how the gas mileage could be so similar when the LX's are heavier and less aerodynamic, that's all.

links:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/..._r_t_road_test

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t_drive_review

Former 2001 Chrysler Intrepid SE owner

Currently own a 2012 Ford Focus

Last edited by cobra65; 03-18-2008 at 04:54 PM. Reason: add links
cobra65 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome