How many mpg do you guys usually get?

Asked by Feb 16, 2010 at 10:57 PM about the 1976 Chevrolet El Camino

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I'll be getting my license next month and already have my car, a 1976 El Camino Classic with a 350 small block V8, two-barrel carb.  I just wanted to know what the average miles per gallon anyone gets with their El Camino.  Thanks.

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i have a 1985 El Camino i had a 305 small block in it at first and I got about 22 M.P.G. I now have a 454 big block in it and I get about 12-14 M.P.G. obviously a lot less!

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Your young, wanting to show what type of guts your car has, so expect to get from 10 to 19.5 MPG. Someone my age that bothers people on the freeway/highway will get between 18 to 20.25 on the road. Remember these cars were built when gas was under $1.50 a gal. Your mileage will depend on your driving, tune ups and if you are hauling a load of hay bales for the horses. High teens and low 20s is your expectation.

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I have a 1983 with 350 a 4barrel carb and I get around 7-9 mpg

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GuruZD1KB, It all depends on the condition of the transmission, the type of transmission, the reared gears, the tune-up, the condition of the carb, and the way you drive it, and if it is a computer or work truck. This is a truck, geared low to haul around 1,000 pounds in the bed. To get better milage, it will cost about $3 grand to $5 grand. after 7 years when this tread came out, I wonder if angeez74 still has the El Camino and what he did get for milage. Also your driving a heavy vehicle, and near 100% wind resistance.

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