Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 07:10:28 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: new 95 saab 900se coupe, five speed owner

Greg Farris wrote: > Of the six Saabs I have owned, none have ever seen 30MPG on a regular > basis, even on all-highway driving. Even my old 96 V4's, with only 68HP > still got 25-28 Highway, which sort of proves that all those gizmos we > have today actually do help - we have a much heavier, much more > powerful car without increasing fuel consumption. My '98 900S (auto) gets just barely above 30mpg if driven on the highway at 65 mph on cruise control. My '03 9-3SS Vector gets 33-34 mpg under the same conditions. The only problem is, they are both turbocharged and just beg to be driven hard. ;-) and yes... YMMV. -- -Fred W

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