Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:41:50 +0100
From: Jeremy Patrick <>
Subject: Re: What fuel consumption?

With a 2001 9-5 Aero Auto Estate on normal 95RON unleaded I get about 27 MPG in local use and 29MPG for motorway work at about 85MPH. It's done 11,000 miles now and consumption has only improved by about 1 MPG since the 1000 mile stage. I did try Optimax and found it gave about 1MPG improvement, although subjectively the engine felt a little smoother and more eager to rev. Jeremy. On Wed, 17 Apr 2002 11:40:07 +0100, "Jim" <jimnopsamil.thanks> wrote: >Really an extension to the Optimax item, what fuel consumption should one >expect from a Saab? > >My 2002 9-5 Aero Estate automatic, 1000 miles is doing between 24mpg local >runs and 28mpg on longer fast motoway. I hope it will improve as it loosens >up. > >My 1996 9000 CSE 2.3T (full blown) manual, 77,000 miles did 28mpg on local >runs and 32mpg on longer fast motoway runs. Towing a 1400kg caravan on long >(but not fast) runs it did 23mpg. > >Anyone else? > >Thanks > > > >

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