posted on Oct, 19 2010 @ 04:30 AM
What type of car do you drive?
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT (sedan)
How many cylinders?
3400 LA1 V6 (3.4L)
Interestingly enough, after the LIM fix under warranty - it's been quite reliable. HP not too impressive, but torque makes up for that. It can scoot
faster than the neighbor's car with the big spoiler, fart-can muffler, and rice sticker. (The tires will break loose from a standing start before it
gets anywhere near as loud.) For the two rare times I tested it, it even gets the speedometer to the full 120 while still having some to spare. Don't
be worried though, I drive it pretty conservatively 99.8% of the time. I tend to chill out and go with the flow.
How many miles to the gallon?
23cty/32hwy - more towards the lower end of that scale. (But I have gotten that top value during road trips. Not bad for a V6. I've gotten the best
economy on long drives by keeping it at 65-70MPH. The gearing makes 2100 RPM the sweet spot for economy.)
How often do you fill your tank?
Not very often, but you'll see why below.
How many miles a week do you drive?
Not enough. It's a car meant to be driven. Can't find steady work right now, so I don't waste gas if I don't have to. Shame though, since it's a
good car despite its age. (Also Pontiac seemed to have a habit of saving the best for last. True for the G/A model, and perhaps true for the division
as a whole. At least they didn't end it with cars that sucked.) Parked more often than driven at the moment.
If you are like me, and don't have/use a car, what is your preferred method of transportation?
I still have a car. But when the weather's nice, sometimes it's hard to beat the Alpha Aluminum Trek 7300 on local jaunts. (Able to do a good 20-30
miles per sammich.) For those odd times when I need to go to Chicago, Metra is definitely preferred. (Traffic and parking there are really that bad.
It's often cheaper and more relaxing to take the train.)