Well I have finally sat down and put pen to paper along with the old calculator and perform the dreaded gas cost of the long haul for me this year! I was bored at work tonight!!!!LOL!!! I am still thrashing away on the Monte SS Aerocoupe and I got the motor almost together but I started thinking about gas again which lead to this ordeal, so here are the numbers.

96 Impala SS = 24 mpg even with all the mods to motor 5 time long haul car!

87 Buick GN= 22mpg when no boost and last years long haul car

87 Monte Aerocoupe= 16 mpg at least thats what it got 3 years ago when running.

66 Plymouth Satellite= Lots of cool factor with 440 bb and 3.55's Averages about 9mpg

I will drive a minimum of 2250 miles roundtrip this year not knowing the daily routes this is an estimate.

The cost per car assuming 3.80 for 91 octance which will probably be low by tour time!

Impala: $353

Buick: $391

Monte: $532

Satellite: Forget it!!!

To me the choice is clear since at these prices but I still have to work it out in my head! The Impala has been a great long haul car but has been beat on many times for the long haul. The luxuries of the car are great with the stereo/tv and all. I may end up with the Buford again this year if I can get the clutch replaced on the a/c compressor in time. Like I said CHOICES!!!!! Arghhh!

96 Impala SS = 24 mpg even with all the mods to motor 5 time long haul car!

87 Buick GN= 22mpg when no boost and last years long haul car

87 Monte Aerocoupe= 16 mpg at least thats what it got 3 years ago when running.

66 Plymouth Satellite= Lots of cool factor with 440 bb and 3.55's Averages about 9mpg

I will drive a minimum of 2250 miles roundtrip this year not knowing the daily routes this is an estimate.

The cost per car assuming 3.80 for 91 octance which will probably be low by tour time!

Impala: $353

Buick: $391

Monte: $532

Satellite: Forget it!!!

To me the choice is clear since at these prices but I still have to work it out in my head! The Impala has been a great long haul car but has been beat on many times for the long haul. The luxuries of the car are great with the stereo/tv and all. I may end up with the Buford again this year if I can get the clutch replaced on the a/c compressor in time. Like I said CHOICES!!!!! Arghhh!

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