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Oh I wish I had a bigger gas tank...

Discussion in 'Generation V Discussions / SRT Coupe, GTS, GTC, AC' started by ViperGal, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. ViperGal

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    Okay I will bite the bullet and say it - I wish i had a bigger gas tank. I understand not all Vipers can get the miles/gallon as the 2008/2009 (cannot speak to the 10's due to their gears) but with the gear change on the Gen V and with such a small (16 gallon) gas tank it literally means a trip or two from outside Austin to the city necessitates a refuel to do it all over again. The mileage and range is quite similar to Generation 3 with 355's or 333's. Moving from that to a Gen IV i felt i could go forever - a freedom i miss in our new Gen IV. Now I am back to constantly visiting the gas station. If they at least put a bigger tank i would be in better shape ... 225 miles per tank means a lot of my time stopping to refuel and making it something i always have to check to a point that somewhat interferes with the enjoyment of the otherwise completely insane and beautiful ride. A ~300 mile range would have been more to my liking.

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  2. Policy Limits

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    Or they could've put two gas tanks in the car for space consideration.

    Love how u can sometimes see the fuel needle sink as u accelerate lol!
     
  3. ViperSmith

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    Sit in the car while the wife runs Into the grocery store and watch the gauge move...

    Around town I agree it feels like you are there 3x a week. Highway, honestly I am impressed with, seeing 21mpg.

    But hell, what do you expect LOL
     
  4. Policy Limits

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    right. and i'm over 400 miles now and have done a lot more highway and hafta agree...I love cruising 70 "ish" in 5th...middle lane....long curvy hood in front....exhaust music on each side...both windows down....duckin slightly below the rook overhang...both hands on the steering wheel....oh man, I need to go drive that thing.....right now.
     
  5. Nine Ball

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    On my long road trips, the 240-250 mile range was just about perfect in one sitting. It is good to get out and stretch every 3 or so hours, after driving this car. Just a word of advice, never let the car get below 1/4 tank. The gauge moves down a lot quicker below that range, for whatever reason. You'll think you have plenty of fuel, then 20 miles later the low fuel light might come on. It drops off very fast below the 1/4-mark.
     
  6. JETSTAR

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    Most of my driving is in town and I fill up every other day
    Still only getting 13 mpg
     
  7. FrgMstr

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    I drove 3,300 miles in 7 days last week. Put 15 gallons in once!
     
  8. 99 R/T 10

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    Interesting note, Gen I/II have 19 gallon tank. Gen III/IV/V have 16. That was always a concern when I had my 2008. Maybe carry a gallon with you in the trunk, just in case..........................:D
     
  9. kratedisease

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    less gas in the tail weighs less...hence the car is lighter and faster....

    Oh I wish I had a bigger..... wallet ? , Bank account?

    I wish I had a bigger tool ? So many things to wish for ....
     
  10. _Malm

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    In Sweden we pay $8.90 / gallon...

    But on the other hand we can only drive 3-4 months every year, so it may compensate :rolleyes:
     
  11. PeerBlock

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    Buy a fuel can and keep it in your trunk. Once the fuel gauge dips below the 1/2 way mark it seems to disappear a lot faster. I've seen as high as 24 MPG doing all highway driving but my average is around 14 MPG. I think running out of gas is a real possibility on this car, especially if you live in a rural area that doesn't have a gas station on every corner.
     
  12. kratedisease

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    I advise against keeping a gas container INSIDE the cabin for safety reasons...leakage, rupture in accident or becoming airborne inside the cabin from deceleration.

    Instead install a hitch and a small trailer behind your Viper so you can trailer your extra needed gas cans behind your Viper. ( like the prowler extra trunk trailers)

    OR if you can afford a gen 5, then pay some one to follow you everywhere with extra gas cans inside THEIR car...

    Or just call roadside assist every time you run out of gas

    OR make believe you e Viper is an electric car with limited range

    OR just sell your Viper and get a car that has better gas mileage, a larger fuel tank and that still has similar performance..... the new C7 Corvette.
     
  13. DMan

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    Interesting, I've not had this as a complaint per se on my other vipers, of course spirited driving chugs it & it's hard to not drive in a spirited manner. For my GT500, on top gear they referred to its fuel tank as a fuel thimble, & they're right. Although on one long drive I managed in the 24mpg range, in nomal driving, 220mis is the miles to empty when full. At least I do own a gas sipper, but neither of the cars in the garage spaces are. lol
     
  14. ViperGTS

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    buy a toyoda...:lmao:
     
  15. PeerBlock

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    Keeping the fuel tank inside makes the viper more likely to burst into flames just like a ferrari, so why not do the $5 "ferrari mod" and make the viper more ferrari-ish?
     
  16. kratedisease

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    Oh yah !! I was asleep at the wheel and was not thinking..... snoozed on that idea.....

    And then everyone would KNOW, undisputed, that the SRT VIPER is a true EXOTIC car, since we all know that ONLY exotic cars catch fire.... CarBBQ style

    good thinking Peerbuddy !! it would raise the Viper to true EXOTIC status.
     
  17. Hemotoxic

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    Ah, but think of all the quality singles you meet every time you pull up to a gas pump in a Viper.
     
  18. ViperSmith

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    The Viper feeding, again

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    I got the car yesterday with a full tank and had to fill her up tonight.
    I guess I'm getting the feeling too !
     
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    I'm always dumbfounded when folks try to use Vipers as DD. :dunno:
     
  22. ViperSmith

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    Why not? The car is capable of it.

    Bit more expensive to fill up, but other than that it is very livable.
     
  23. Paul Hawker

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    This is one way to keep the cost of a fill-up down : >)
     
  24. Boxer12

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    How do you talk on your cell phone?
     
  25. Hemotoxic

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    That's better than paying $140,000 for a supercar and then refusing to drive it more than 2,000 miles a year. What are they trying to do--keep the resale value high?

    *pause for laughs*

    Or save it for weekends, yah. That's like buying a million-dollar house but living in a trailer park during the week to keep the other house "special."

    It's just a Dodge hatchback. Drive it, for God's sake, drive it.
     
  26. Hemotoxic

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    Yes it is. I also cut pizzas into only six slices because I can't eat eight.
     
  27. ViperSmith

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  28. kratedisease

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    yes, I love quality singles when I pull up to a gas station.... as long as they have a mini food mart and they carry singles in the cheese section. Do you prefer the yellow singles or the white singles ?
     
  29. SilveRT8

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    Could you be more specific pleeease !
    Yellow or White ?
    Pack of 8, 16 or 24 ?
    Thick or thin ?
    Regular or light ?
    With or without Omega 3 ?
     
  30. impalassed

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    Cheese needs to meet certain criteria....

    White or yellow.
    Aged 21-35 years.
    Be in a 36 - 24 - 28 pack
    Thin
    Regular or light good with either
    With Omega DD
     

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