you're not raining, you're bragging and comparing apples to oranges. congratulations.
Yeah... I'm bragging. Actually, I went out and bought a Z06 'vette just to come to a Subi board and brag about it... it's my validation in life.
Yup, that's pretty much why everyone I know $70,000 on a Z06 Corvette - operating economy.
First of all, I have about half that in my car (it's a '02 I bought used).
I'm very interested and enthusiastic about Subis. And no, the Z06 is not economical to operate on a daily basis, even if the mileage isn't that bad. Oil changes w/ synthetic every ~2,500miles, $1k clutches, $415+mount/balance/shipping/tax each for my back tires etc.
That's why it sits at home 6/7 days of the week and I drive my '89 MazDUH pickup. But the 'DUH doesn't really have anything to offer in the way of driving enjoyment. But a lifted GL on Swampers would for me. Or maybe a 2.5 RS if I can stretch the budget that far.
My point in my post (if you read the whole thing, rather than just reading the section you quoted and took out of context) is that I'm considering the very same motor swap into a GL and I was hoping to still see mid-20s mpg. Perhaps if I left the EJ22T bone-stock?