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Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 16:15:30 GMT
From: "RonM" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Gas Mileage Question??

I have almost 4000 miles on the car. It definitely makes sense that how you drive can affect fuel economy, but I'm not driving any differently than I did in my SUV so I should be getting better mileage than I did in the Jimmy. Other than that first trip of yours, what kind of city mileage are you getting? RonM "Matthew A. Davis" <> wrote in message > How many miles do you have on it? My 2001 manual states that until the > engine is broken in (~3000 miles) you may get poorer gas mileage than > specified. And of course, your milage depends tremendously on the > weather, traffic, load, and your driving style. (The manual also shows > how at very low temperatures mileage can be cut in HALF!) > > On our first trip (almost all highway) we only got 22.8 MPG. > > RonM wrote: > > > > I've had my 9-5 wagon for a few months now and I am getting terrible gas > > mileage around town. Generally no better than 20mpg. Usually 19mpg. That's > > close to what I was getting with my GMC Jimmy (aka Blazer). > > > > The weird thing is that on the highway I do better than the advertised fuel > > economy. 30 to 32mpg is fairly common. > > > > The car is a 2000 with the standard 4 cylinder LPT engine sold in the US. > > > > If you drive a 9-5 what kind of fuel economy have you been getting? Any > > thoughts on why my numbers are so off for city mileage. > > > > Thanks - RonM > > -- > Matthew A. Davis > > "When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in an American > flag." > -variously attributed to Huey Newton, Huey Long, or Kurt > Vonnegut Jr.

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