Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 20:53:49 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!

Paul Halliday wrote: > in article, Jonathan Kaplan at > wrote on 02/08/2006 03:23: > > > 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? > > Three miles! Twice a day! Mate, you're driving a SAAB ... Find a longer > route to and from work and enjoy the commute :) > > I find I average 20-22 MPG in my C900 if I *just* go to and from work with a > 12 mile run in the morning and again in the evening. That shows how just a > few more miles gives much better mileage, since you're driving with the car > warmed up. If I go for a longer run, I usually get 25-29 MPG and a long > motorway cruise at (erm ...) 70 MPH I get over 30 MPG. > > With your poor consumption, you could afford a Daihatsu Charade, or a Daewoo > Matiz out of the lost money and get 50-70 MPG! That's a *Chevrolet* Matiz now btw ! ;~) Graham

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