Thunder Bird Super Coupe Member
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: South Amana, Iowa
Sc's get much better mileage than a 5.0, and they are still more powerful! The supercharger does not guzzle gas, it just runs off of a pully from the engine, and puts more into it than it takes out. So, it may get better than a normal 3.8. Plus, SC's are the only 5 speeds, and manuals get better mileage... if you know how to drive them. It is true that the mileage on SC's is getting up there, but they are worth it. I have put less money into my SC than I have my LX, but that will change eventually. Superchargers can go bad after a while. I would definitely go the extra mile for the SC. I have, and I am only 17, it can't be too hard!