Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 01:28:20 +0100
From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulos.removeme.nospamee.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!


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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