Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 23:01:18 -0000
From: Gary Fritz <>
Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!

Eeyore <> wrote: > I believe that's part of the sludge problem with 9-5s. It was designed > for efficiency on long runs not short ones. Still, even on a 900 mile interstate (~75mph average speed) road trip, right after the 60k service, with properly inflated tires, premium gas, etc -- my 2002 9-5 Aero barely managed 28-30 mph. That doesn't strike me as overwhelming efficiency. But back to short trips: I have often wondered whether several successive short trips are considered several short trips or one long trip? E.g. if I have a bunch of errands and I string them together into a 3-4 hour marathon, so the engine oil never really cools down, would that be considered 10 3-mile trips or one 30-mile trip? Gary

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