Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 18:25:14 +0100
From: "hamish aggis" <ecossenopsamo.net>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 2.2 Tid Fuel Consumption.


.just be careful with the oil ..keep an eye on it - mine took 1.5litres at 1300 miles then 1lL per 1430 miles for the next 20,000 "Paul" <paulnopsam318.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:yjg+SBAESzJ9Ewx3nopsam318.demon.co.uk... > > I have just bought a new 9-5 TiD Estate, The 800 miles so far I have > averaged 39.6mpg with mixed driving. Used about 3/4 Litre so far of oil > but I expect this will drop. > > Would like to worn people, I ordered as an import, great value, but the > from coil springs still had shipping wedges in them for my first 100 > miles till I looked underneath. The symptom to will notice for this is > a stiff under damped ride. > > In article <6b7407a0.0206301218.5641451bnopsaming.google.com>, loz > <newsgroupnopsammaster.co.uk> writes > >I have just bought a new Saab 9-3 2.2 Tid, it's the new 125 BHP model. > >So far I am surprised at how high the fuel consumption is. > >I am averaging about 35 MPG (29 Miles per US gallon or 12.4 km per > >litre). > >The milage is mostly on motorways doing between 50 and 70 MPH (80-112 > >km/h). > >All of my milage is done with the Air Conditioning on. > >I have tried resetting the computer, then driving about 10 miles doing > >a constant 70 MPH and get 43MPG (35.8 per US Gal or 15.2 km per litre) > >with the air conditioning on or 46MPG (38.3 per US Gal or 16.3 km per > >litre) with the air con off. > > > >I have been deliberately driving very carefully to try to achieve good > >consumption, so I would expect even worse figures when I start driving > >normally. > > > >From memory, the brochure states around 34 MPG for Urban cycle or > >56MPG for highway cycle. > > > >I have only done around 1000 miles. > > > >Can anyone say if they are acheiving better figures with the same > >engine, either with a new car or one with a higher mileage. > >Would I expect a significant increase as the car gets run in more, or > >when it gets its first service ? (not until 6000 miles.) > >Thanks > > -- > Paul

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