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Well i am looking for a wagon and i am pretty sure i want one with the LT1 in it but i wanted to get your opinions. I am looking to tow with it as well as get decent gas mileage. So my questions are 1) what do you guys see MPG on a 91-93 wagon? 2) How much can i tow with a 91-93?

I like the fact of having a 94-96 because i have enough parts from my impala to basically build another car so most of the interior panels will fit as well as engine parts. What do you guys think?
 

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Our '93 wagon with a 350 TBI does 24mpg (doing 75-80 mph) and the best it did with towing was 4600lbs, but we tow our 3200lbs trailer on a regular basis. With the trailer it does 15-16 mpg. We have no tow package and the tires and rear end are stock.
 

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I have a 93. I drive 60 miles a day. 30 back roads and 30 highway. I average around 20 to 21 driving it a little hard. Dont tow much more then 1200 pounds so not much help to you there.

But I would look for 94 up for sure if in your position.
 

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Wow you guys are seeing alot better MPG then i would have thought.
 

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1994 Buick Roady Wagon. None tow pack car, but I changed the rear gears to 3:08 and added air bags and sway bars. Tows like a champ, 4-5000lbs not a problem. Gas mileage is 19-21 hwy, 16-18 around town. I towed a pop up camper loaded with people and things (2500 lbs+) and got 14 mpg. Usually I get 10-12 mpg towing.

Mike P. (DBeast) has an OCC with the 350 tbi. We were both towing wagon stuff away from Fred's. I had more weight and drove a little harder. I walked him anywhere I wanted to except away from the fuel pumps!!!!.

http://gmlongroof.4umer.com/forum.htm This site is wagon specific and might give you some guidance as well.

Tim
 

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I have three L03 wagons, two 91 OCC and one 92 Caprice. All are 305s with a 2.73 rear (no tow pack). I don't tow with 'em but all three will get 26 MPG all day long at a constant 75-80 mph highway cruise. straight town driving (whole tank) is in the 16 MPG are with mixed driving in the 17-19 range.

I have two 94s one RMW with a the tow pkg and 2.93 rear and I can't get better than 20.75 straight highway, although my my fuel maps are all way too rich (have never been able to figure out).

The other is a Caprice with a 2.56 rear and I avgd 22.5 mpg over 1400 miles with a big mix of driving (hills, mountains, etc). was getting over 400 miles out of each fill up.
 

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My tow vehicle is 1995 RMW with 2.56 gears... cargo coils.. coilover shocks.. and air bags....
I just got back from towing 120 miles with racecar trailer in tow... around 5500lbs.. got around 12mpg going 65 - 70... no overdrive...of course.

I only had to really get on it a few times.. but have to love the LT1 pulling power.
 

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This is not a tow pack wagon..... I made it one...minus the solid fan.. still has electric fans and 2.56 gears... But I don't have a problem pulling out or merging.. even with these gears.
 

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My 2006 Silverado 2500, 6.0 gets 12mpg empty and 8 or 9 towing... Reading this thread makes me want to get a wagon even more.
 
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