Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:55:59 -0500
From: tom reingold <tlr244nopsamnline.net>
Subject: Re: front leg room new Saab 9-3?


Victor Roberts wrote: > C Sutherland wrote: > >>In article <3DE00A93.BE8AA04BnopsamrtsResearchInc.com>, Victor Roberts >><VicnopsamrtsResearchInc.com> writes >> >>>C Sutherland wrote: >>> >>>>I have to keep persuading myself that it's worth it for 45mpg. >>>>(Those of you in the US may have forgotten that in the UK and most of >>>>Europe petrol costs a little over $6 a gallon >>> >>>I assume these are Imperial Gallons. As far as I know, no >>>Saab gets 45 miles per US gallon <g> >> >>Sorry. I wish that were the exchange rate. Petrol is $4.5 - $5 per imp >>gallon. >> >>45mpg - well the dashboard computer says that's what the diesel is >>averaging over the tankful but I haven't calculated mpg manually yet. > > > That is still very good. I just checked the conversion and > there are 1.2 US gallons to each Imperial gallon if I am > correct. That would give you 37.5 miles per US gallon. Quite > good, but then again I have never seen a diesel Saab in the > US. That doesn't mean they are not available. I haven't > followed Saabs for a few years now :( This is the first I have heard about diesel engines in Saabs, and I have even been reading about the European market ones. I am quite sure there has never been a diesel Saab in the US. I notice US market cars get worse mileage than they used to. Americans tolerate this quite willingly. It's strange. Nowadays, 20 mpg is considered good. Funny thing is, every car I have ever had has gotten around 25 mpg, which I consider moderately acceptable. I see the recent Saab models don't do as well. I've had, in order of acquisition: 1983 Datsun 200SX, 2.2L fuel injected engine 1982 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L carburetted engine 1987 Saab 9000S, 2.0L normally aspirated engine 1986 Saab 900turbo, 2.0L turbo engine 1995 Saab 9000CS, 2.3L light pressure turbo engine All have had manual transmissions. -- Tom Reingold Noo Joizy

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