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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2012, 10:16 PM
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In my limited experience, there's a huge difference when you jump to the '83 models. I've driven an 81 and an 82, and owned 2 different 83's, which run lower rpms at highway speeds. I don't remember the numbers, but IIRC it's several hundred rpms.

BTW, if you're pulling 46 - 49 mpg, don't change a thing!!!


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