Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 03:15:23 GMT
From: "RonM" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Gas Mileage?  Urgent

The wagon handles much like the sedan. Both had the 4 cylinder 2.3. RonM <> wrote in message news:bf90b0$cmpvi$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like RonM <> wrote: > > What's your 9-5's average mpg or kpg? > > 1999 9-5se with 2.3L 4cyl engine. I drive a mixture of city and > country miles (I work in a downtown area, live in a rural area). > Average today was 26.4 MPG. > > > I have a 2000 9-5 wagon that is coming off of lease in 7 days. I'm > > considering buying it but I've always been troubled by the low gas mileage. > > Even if I baby it, I rarely exceed 19mpg in combined driving. It's usually > > at 17.5. Been that way since day one. > > I drive pretty enthusiastically, and get the numbers as above. Have > you measuerd this by actual "gallons in from the pump, miles driven", > or are you looking at what the SID tells you? (My number is based on > the SID, by the way). I've read here recently that some SIDs might > be not all that accurate. > > > The other day I had a 9-5 loaner sedan from the dealer and it got 25mpg over > > 100 miles of mixed driving, including some bumper to bumper traffic, and I > > definitely didn't baby the car. > > > Your answers will help me decide. > > I'd do an actual "gallons in/miles driven" test rather than looking at > the SID, if that's not what you've been doing. I can't imagine the > wagon being that drastically different because of just being a wagon; > it's not that much heavier and the aerodynamics don't *look* all that > much worse to my semi-trained eye. > > I'm curious - does the wagon handle very similar to the sedan? > Also, which engine was in both of them? > > Dave Hinz >

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