Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 21:52:11 -0400
From: "Jonathan Kaplan" <>
Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!

When the weather cools down (it's been 96-99F lately), I'll considering riding my bicycle to work. I guess I'll have to look into more frequent oil changes. It's a nice problem to have. I used to drive 50 miles per day and spend two hours in traffic each way. I guess I may eventually have to resort to "disposable" or leased cars. "Charles C." <> wrote in message news:44d14304$0$15054$ > Jonathan Kaplan wrote: >> I drive my 2004 9-5 Linear wagon back and forth to work (3 miles each >> way) >> and many local errands. I am averaging 15 mpg! I checked the actual >> mileage >> calculation vs. the car's computer and came up with 14.2! How can a four >> cylinder car get gas mileage this low? >> >> > > Howdy, > > Probably a bit too low. I can get 22-24 (on a 2 litre 1997 CSE engine > (in an 9000) in good weather on 5.5 each way daily commute. As everyone > else said ... if you get it right 19-20 is the best you should hope for. > > Once a week or every two weeks you should take it for a longer drive (30 > mins or longer) and let the engine warm up at proper RPM :-) I do... > and I make sure I enjoy it ;-) > > Charles > > -- > Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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