Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:00:34 +0200
From: Christian Westphalen <>
Subject: Re: Buying a used Convertible:  Which Engine is to prefer ?

Bob wrote: > On Mon, 10 Jun 2002 19:32:13 GMT, wrote: > > >>I bought a 1996 900SE convertible and love it. Only things that I've >>had to do is replace lights, oil changes and I just replaced the >>muffler. No other problems. I've got 73k miles on the 2.0 turbo and >>runs great. I get about 25.5 mpg. Seems like I get very slightly >>better milage with the top down. It may just be my imagination, but >>it seems like I get 26 - 26.5 on tanks where most of my driving it >>topless. Hope this helps. > > > Maybe just the long rides ? I seem to see a drop in mileage on the > SID when I put the top down. > > Bob Thanks for all of your answers. I live in Germany so im able to drive the topspeed legally and i figured out, that the convertible is about 8 km/h slower in topspeed with roof down, so it has to consume more fuel too due to the weaker aerodynamics. But the fun/fuel ratio is much better with top down. Christian

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