TD New Guy
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Motor City
My Ride: 86 Shelby Charger
Engine: 2.2l TI
Induct: Turbo + Nitrous
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Re: WTB Late 80's Charger/Turismo, Shadow/Sundance
Unless you find a car that in just about perfect shape, you'd probably get better fuel economy with a turbo car. I have personally found that the na cars tend be be a bit "tired" due to their old age. And we all know the quality of materials Mother Mopar was forced to use in the 80's, so most of the na cars are long gone.
The turbo cars on the other hand tend to have had previous owners who typically "valued" their cars a bit more. They were special cars because they were turbo cars.
Most of the Shelby Chargers and TI Lebarons I've owned have all gotten well over 28-32 mpg. Some even more, vacuum is a wonderful thing for fuel economy...... if you can stay out of the boost!!!!