newbie looking to buy... fuel mileage question
83 or 95? both are in great shape, inside the cab and out, except for rust spots. both engines dont leak, shake or squeak, run smooth when you open up the hood. a/c is good on both, both have inline 6's, both manual trans, the 83 is a 4 speed auto overdrive, the 95 is a 5 speed. both are ext cabs. the 83 literally has no probs, the 95 has dual tanks, that when you fill the main, and it gets empty you can switch over, as the second tank willn ow have about a 6th of a tank of gas in it. also, the power steering was leaking , and he replaced the top hose and fitting into the top of the device, but is still leaks a bit. the 95 also has 4 bran new tires, with the little hairs still on them!!!
the big diff is the 83 is carb, the 95 is fuel inject.
Now then, how come govt ratings show the 83 to get 18 to 23 mpg, and the 95 , which is fuel inject, gets is rated 16 and 20? how is this possible? I thought
fuel injected was allways more fuel efficient, unless the 83 has a mild highway rear end?
Also , if you were going to get one of the above, which would you choose , and why? thanks.