9-3 gas mileage, in general? - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
We've owned various Saabs over the years, the last decade or so, only 9-5s. I've got a 9-5 closing in on 20 years old, and the techs say frame rot is pretty bad after 13 years in upstate NY, where road salt is just crazy. So, I've been looking at 9-3's, maybe 2008 or later. Been steered away from AWD by same techs as potentially expensive to mantain. Otherwise, they kind of like 9-3s in general.
But, various 9-3s I've looked at had original window stickers showing 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway. Wow! My 9-5 Aero gets 23mpg city, 35 mpg highway, even after nearly 20 years. Got to figure that real world mileage isn't as good as the sticker figures, too.
Are later model 9-3s really that gas-hungry?
posted by 50.48.186...
Posts in this Thread:
- 9-3 gas mileage, in general?, westernny, Tue, 3 Jul 2018 08:23:04 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: 9-3 gas mileage, in general?, EGD , Sat, 7 Jul 2018 04:47:59
- Original sticker for 2005 93 Aero CVT 5SP: 21/30 MPG, REM in Seattle , Tue, 3 Jul 2018 21:35:07
- Re: 9-3 gas mileage, in general?, RonD, Tue, 3 Jul 2018 11:01:19
- Re: 9-3 gas mileage, in general?, SWEDECAR , Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:50:02
- Re: 9-3 gas mileage, in general?, Justin VanAbrahams, Tue, 3 Jul 2018 10:42:11
Post a Followup
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP -
Your address is: 184.108.40.206 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!