Nice 2012 Buick

fast86gn

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My wife has a '12 with the 3.6 V6 300hp runs good great road car. When I get her a new one I'll get this one put a tune on it upgrade the exhaust and air intake.
 
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My wife has a '12 with the 3.6 V6 300hp runs good great road car. When I get her a new one I'll get this one put a tune on it upgrade the exhaust and air intake.
Sweet, They really are awesome cars. I already got the chance to road trip it through the hills and with the new tires it handles better than I thought. With my little 4 banger it doesn't have much power but is so smooth and super quiet.
 
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I still don't know what I think of the Auto Stop feature. Car completely shuts down when you come to a stop and the electric motor starts it again once you let off the break. It takes getting used to driving that's for sure.
 

fast86gn

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That's the hybrid not much you can do about that. Should get great mpg though lol

And as far as mine I can't leave anything alone always modding. From a 30 punch I think it would have outran my 01 GS when it was stock. Not now though . lol
 
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That's the hybrid not much you can do about that. Should get great mpg though lol

And as far as mine I can't leave anything alone always modding. From a 30 punch I think it would have outran my 01 GS when it was stock. Not now though . lol
The milage is where I am having a issue... I think I should be getting better than the 25mpg if I'm lucky. Only thing I have done to the car so far is a factory drop in K&N (which I think made my MPG worse) also a K&N cabin filter and changed the whole car to LED lights. Interior and headlight fog lights... Weather Tech floor mats front and back. Mobil 1 oil change... That's it. Little over 60k miles.
 

fast86gn

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You should be getting better than that? My wife averages 23mpg local and Hwy combined. She pumps 93 octane on a flex fuel vehicle. If you use E85 it will be a little less mpg. Strictly Hwy it gets 30mpg.
 
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You should be getting better than that? My wife averages 23mpg local and Hwy combined. She pumps 93 octane on a flex fuel vehicle. If you use E85 it will be a little less mpg. Strictly Hwy it gets 30mpg.
No E85... It's not a flex fuel car... Straight 87... I surely shouldn't need to run 93 on this 4cyl??? Right
 
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Probably not 87 should be fine. Surprised it's not flex fuel but maybe because it's a hybrid?
Prolly. IMO the hybrid system on this car is kinda pointless. It only offers a extra I believe 10hp via electric motor to "assist" the 4cyl. Only at specific times and in sync with the i believe 8 speed trans... Re-gen breaking charges the extra li-ion battery that takes up a bunch of the already small trunk space. If you are getting as much if not more gas milage via your 300hp motor I am kinda pissed...lol