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  • Hybrid/Diesel - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 56 5.5%
  • Gas - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 203 20.0%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 4 Cylinder

    Votes: 345 34.0%
  • Hybrid/Diesel - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 5 0.5%
  • Gas - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 74 7.3%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 6 Cylinder

    Votes: 76 7.5%
  • Hybrid/Diesel - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 11 1.1%
  • Gas - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 138 13.6%
  • Turbo/Supercharged - 8 Cylinder

    Votes: 83 8.2%
  • More than 8 Cylinders

    Votes: 25 2.5%

  • Total voters
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You could be rolling 90-100 mph & not even know it.
People used to call it the Batmobile. I de-chromed the whole car. By 1977, the 460's were choked down quite a bit (single exhaust, emissions,etc.) to 208 hp. BUT, all the torque (356 ft-lbs) was available at 1600 rpms, if I remember. Sometimes if I was going down the highway at 55 mph and the road was wet, like after raining, and I punched it, the tires would spin like I was doing a burnout. Big blocks were torque monsters.
 

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Big blocks were torque monsters.
Yes they are!

My 500cid has 550 lb·ft (750 N·m) @ 3000 rpm..... Tires would break loose even when the pavement was dry.

I remember helping a buddy of mine swap a 460 out of an old E-350 Ambulance into his '91 LX Mustang. Did we ever smoke the tires off that thing. Literally!
 

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Yes they are!

My 500cid has 550 lb·ft (750 N·m) @ 3000 rpm..... Tires would break loose even when the pavement was dry.

I remember helping a buddy of mine swap a 460 out of an old E-350 Ambulance into his '91 LX Mustang. Did we ever smoke the tires off that thing. Literally!
I bet he did w/ the grunt of a 460. Hopeful he did the sub frame connectors & changed the rear suspension & beefed up the torque boxes.
 

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This thread starts with "ever rising gas prices..." but thankfully 7 years later we are heading into the fall with possible sub $2/gal gas prices. No hybrid or eco-anything for me in the near future.
 

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I can answer this one honestly, since "next vehicle" is now a reality - went from the ST with 2.0L EcoBoost (252HP) to a Pentastar V6 (290HP). Because the Jeep weighs over a 1000 lbs more than the ST, my mileage has obviously dropped, but not horribly - I now get around 19-20 MPG combined; I was getting about 23-24 combined with the ST.
 

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Hmm i cant find what i said would be my next. My guess is a 4.6 thunderbird is what i said. Well i went from my 2001 focus to a 2005 escape limited with the 3.0L and got about 15.8L/100Km average. Then went to a 2005 magnum rt with 5.7L hemi and got 14.9L/100km and never had a single issue (slight lie) so i stuck with the hemi and now i have a 2004 durango with the 5.7L hemi and get 20.4L/100km with the biggest m/t tires i could fit on it. If i recall it got low 18 before the tires
 

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A L76,LS2, LS3 or a 6.1/6.4 powered car. A LSA would really work great.
 

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I'm thinking a Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee next. I'm not sure I ever want another Ford. My focus has been one thing after another for the last 16 years.
 

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I'm thinking a Jeep Wrangler or Cherokee next. I'm not sure I ever want another Ford. My focus has been one thing after another for the last 16 years.
Seems like when ppl have problems w/ one model, they say never buy that brand again.
 
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