31st Mar 2009, 18:16
Why not, LeSabres and Park Avenues are known for getting that kind of mileage on the freeway. I don't know much about the Riviera, but I can't see why it couldn't get the same since it has the same engine and basically weighs about the same.
21st Aug 2009, 09:41
I couldn't believe it, myself. I thought my gas gauge was broken when I first got the car. My Riviera regularly gets 31-33 miles per gallon on the highway. This car, when it was designed, spent many hours in the wind tunnel - very aerodynamically clean. I use my Rivi as our vacation car, and it goes to Vegas, quite a bit; matter of fact, 4000 miles round trip. This is the most comfortable car I have ever driven. Only draw back, it's easy to "speed" in this car because it's so quiet and comfortable.
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30th Aug 2009, 23:26
30-33mpg is very normal from a 3800 series II s/c'd engine. I had a 4-door GTP that easily got this mileage when I commuted in highway traffic without stop and go. City driving, where acceleration and the boost is used, is where you can expect 16-22mpg realistically depending on your habits.
14th Apr 2010, 10:40
UPDATE: I just fixed the wind noise! All I had to do was adjust the door latch on the frame and push it inboard about a quarter-inch. The door now shuts as solid as ever, and the window now pushes up tightly against the frame. I now have 161K on it and it still rides like a down pillow.
Unrelated to performance: I just put a new paint job on it, and went with a 3-stage, color changing paint going from deep electric blue to a nice emerald green. Definitely gets a lot of looks on the road now! In this case, it is polite to stare.