Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 11:36:07 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Am I driving a 9-5 or an SUV!


in article w4adnS7gS8wSkU3ZnZ2dnUVZ_oSdnZ2dnospamast.com, Jonathan Kaplan at insure10nospamo.com 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! Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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