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Old 13th September 2007
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Default 500 Mile Range!!

Just another reason I love my Saab!

I went to SOC last month, and filled up on my way out in the morning. SOC was a little less than 500 miles round trip apparently.


I averaged 30 mpg according to the SID, and when I pulled into home, I had gone 476 miles!

The DTE on the SID showed that I had 25 miles to empty!!

Someday I will throw a gas can in the back and really see if I can put 500 miles on a tank but not today. Previously, I've put 400 miles on a tank serveral times, and thats no biggie, but 500!!

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Old 13th September 2007
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according to my trip computer i average 34mpg or thereabouts.

soon i maybe doing a trip of about 479miles into spain, so going by your readings i should have a fairly easy job filling up wise

il get some good mpg on that trip hopefully,the most ive got from mpg is 37.8mpg at mostly 60-70mph on a dual carrigeway(uk)

hopefully the sid is fairly acurate (jerrycan in the back for good measure)
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Old 13th September 2007
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I got 405 miles out of 56L which is near enough 33mpg. This is with about 75% M-way driving. I reset the SID at a constant 70mph and after an hour it was showing 39mpg. Things improved since I went from 225 to 205 width tyres - all in all not bad as a motorway mile muncher.
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I averaged 36mpg in the Aero on the way from Minneapolis, MN to Chicago, IL.

Getting stuck in stopped traffic in Chicago hurt things a bit, but after getting out of Chicago my mpg was back up there at 36mpg!

After my stage 4 tune, on my way home I avg'd 34mpg with plenty of stints of WOT driving ;-)

Typically my mixed commute gets me 30mpg avg - 50% open highway 50% stop and go/slow and go.
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I've gotten 30+ mpg (once I got 38!) on a fresh tank on the highway in the first 100 miles, but I always wind up with 23-25mpg by the end of the tank since I drive many more local miles than highway.

I've recently flushed my motor with some Berryman's Chemtool B-12 and switched to synthetic oil, so I hope that'll improve the MPG some.

I might have to do a Montreal ride from NJ one day (all highway miles) to see if one tank will take me there. I usually average 375-400 miles before the fill-up light comes on. By my estimate, there are 2 or 3 gallons in the tank when the light goes off for the fill, right? So 500 miles for a tankfull isn't out of the question.

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made me enjoy driving a car again

thats exactly what mine has done to me

so much i find reasons to go out more and whats appealing the most from this 479mile trip im doing soon is the driving!!!

i hated being a taxi for the misses but now im making reasons to go out
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The hardest part is getting used to the 18 gallon tank, I never had to throw more than 10 gallons in my Probe to fill it when I had it. 15-16 gallon fillups these days are $45 out of pocket instead of $30.

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thats exactly what mine has done to me

so much i find reasons to go out more and whats appealing the most from this 479mile trip im doing soon is the driving!!!

i hated being a taxi for the misses but now im making reasons to go out
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Old 14th September 2007
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I think the best I've done so far is 540, going from Colorado to New Mexico and back. Probably not the best idea to run the tank that low, but it's fun to know I can do it.
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I reset my sid when i was behind a lorry, at about 55mph, in its slip streem and was getting 52mpg I kept this up for about 20miles then got board! But still if you need to save money get in the slip streem
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my old man drives in slip streams and i always take the pizz out of him

sounds like he was right about saving fuel
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The hardest part is getting used to the 18 gallon tank, I never had to throw more than 10 gallons in my Probe to fill it when I had it. 15-16 gallon fillups these days are $45 out of pocket instead of $30.

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What I would give for a 22.50 / $45 fillup!

To fill up my 9-5 Wagon from empty with 99RON costs me 69 / $138. Usually get 27-30mpg.

I wonder what my 9-3 will be like?
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On my everday commute which is 18 km/s x 2, which includes mostly hwy and a little city. Ill get easily, without even trying, 850 km's from my tank (528 miles). When I purely do a long hwy run, Ive reached 940km with the sid shoing 76km's left (584 miles).

After a long hwy trip (several hours) if I go and fill up, my sid will show 1109 km's left (690 miles or so), thats the highest its ever shown me.

This is usually with Shell 91 OCT and the incredible Esso XD3 0w40 oil

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What I would give for a 22.50 / $45 fillup!

To fill up my 9-5 Wagon from empty with 99RON costs me 69 / $138. Usually get 27-30mpg.

I wonder what my 9-3 will be like?
It'll be worse soon - 1 a litre or more they reckon (what a shocker) as the Tax is apparently needing to go up AGAIN.

Absolutely unreal - you USA'ers think you've got it bad!
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Why oh Why... I can just see everyone in the UK getting out their quills and ink to start long government abashing letters to the Daily Mail/Express/Other newspaper that prints cretinous correspondance.

I do begrudge the fact we pay a lot more than our stateside pals but remember, the rest of W. Europe is no different (apart from their Diesel it seems) As I had use of a BMW 330D for a while in france a couple of weeks back and it was 60 (41) ($82) to fill the thing up from empty at 1.09 a litre whereas their petrol was perhaps only a couple of pennies cheaper than ours.
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...I can beat it down to 26MPG on the roads to Buxton

Maintained a steady 31MPG going to Newcastle up the A1 though
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Gee, I haven't gotten better that 26mpg on the SID from my 900SEt since I bought it a few months ago. Forty-bucks worth of regular (yes, I don't buy premium; cheapskate) gets me about 400-miles on longer trips. Around town it gets about 22mph mixed highway and suburban. One factor though is that I've always been driving either with the windows open or the convertible top down; so I guess there's a lot of drag that wouldn't exist with the windows up and the A/C on. And I'm running on M/S front tires.
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