Date: 18 Jul 2003 14:30:56 GMT
Subject: Re: 9-5 Gas Mileage?  Urgent

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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