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Old 23rd March 2007
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Question MY05 93t Fuel consumption

Hi all,

Im averaging 32.5mpg and see other people boasting about over 40 mpg, my car is an 05 vector automatic 150bhp, and im pretty much driving in a straight line back and forth for 70 miles a day,is my fuel consumption the norm?

thanks for the help guys
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SAAB is confusing everyone , I thought they stopped making Vector in 03..... and 150Hp??

I think the U.S. version for 2005 9-3 is 180Hp for "t" and 210 for "T", no wonder you guys in Europe are getting 32 to 40 mpg.
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Id say 32.5mpg in a 1.8t auto is a little low. I can squash 35mpg out of a 2.0t if i drive very light footed - which i dont really seem a to do that often.
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They stopped selling the "Vector" in the US because the name belonged to the short lived Vector super cars.

However elsewhere we continued to use the name Vector. We also have a 150hp 1.8t as well as the 175hp 2.0t. To confuse you even more they are in fact both 2 liter engines. The only difference being the electronic tuning. So if you add stage 1 to the 150hp you go straight to 204hp.
Then of course we also have the 2.0T but there the engine is significantly different.

In addition we have different gallons to you ; so mpg comparisons are not the same. If you were to change your SID from US to Imperial you would be able to compare.
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The imperial gallon is about 20% larger than the US gallon.
That goes a long way toward explaining European cars getting 40 mpg.
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Hi David,
Are you saying that I can have the electronic tuning tuned to stage 1 and it will increase my 150bhp to 204bhp? if so wow, how can I get this done? thanks


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They stopped selling the "Vector" in the US because the name belonged to the short lived Vector super cars.

However elsewhere we continued to use the name Vector. We also have a 150hp 1.8t as well as the 175hp 2.0t. To confuse you even more they are in fact both 2 liter engines. The only difference being the electronic tuning. So if you add stage 1 to the 150hp you go straight to 204hp.
Then of course we also have the 2.0T but there the engine is significantly different.

In addition we have different gallons to you ; so mpg comparisons are not the same. If you were to change your SID from US to Imperial you would be able to compare.
Cheers.
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Have a look around the 93ss mods and tuning and tuning section - lots for you to read up on.

Search: BSR PPC (150 to 204bhp), Hirsch (150 to 195bhp) + Abbott, Nordic all do tuning for your car.
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2004 93 2.0T 5 speed.


I have seen 40 MPG on the highway at 65 to 70 MPH.
I get around 32 MPG in the city.

funny the car listed the milage at 34 MPG

This is good now that the gas scare this summer is $4.00 per gallon. Yeah UK we know all about your prices. And yes we hear you saying welcome to our world.
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Hi David,
Are you saying that I can have the electronic tuning tuned to stage 1 and it will increase my 150bhp to 204bhp? if so wow, how can I get this done? thanks

Look here:

http://www.partsforsaabs.com/default...28_270_353_450

more info on that can be found in the performance and mods section
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2004 93 2.0T 5 speed.


I have seen 40 MPG on the highway at 65 to 70 MPH.
I get around 32 MPG in the city.

funny the car listed the milage at 34 MPG

This is good now that the gas scare this summer is $4.00 per gallon. Yeah UK we know all about your prices. And yes we hear you saying welcome to our world.
How come I get only 26 in the city/freeway driving, is it because mine is an automatic? I have the exact same car as you do except an automatic.

The Brits on average drives much less than us, here in U.S. everything is spreaded out. For example, I drive 30 miles one way to work, hence the cheaper gas price is needed but if we start to pay the equivalent than we will see people cutting down on driving, including myself.
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what should it be in my 03 linear the SID tells me about 26.5 and that is on the highway!
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Look here:

http://www.partsforsaabs.com/default...28_270_353_450

more info on that can be found in the performance and mods section
Thanks JonV
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Temperature affects mileage -- maybe due to emissions regs.

Below freezing, I get 25mpg on the commute. Above 50F, I get 31mpg on the commute. Otherwise exactly identical. Seasonal ethanol could be the culprit partly.
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See I have an automatic 2004 Saab 93 2.0t and I only get 25mpg (if that)...I haven't received anything more than that though, at least I think...I ran it to empty just about and my trip calculator did 415 miles for the 16 gallon tank...I do about half city and half highway so perhaps that's why, but to even utilize the alleged 34mpg highway, I'd hafta do 55mph...in MA on highways if you do 55 you'll get run over..not to mention it's a shame to see someone going 55 in a SAAB. Half the time the Speed Warning beeps in the car because I'm going 85 and don't even know it, woops
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also i think the MPG is a total running average, right? Some cars update every few seconds depending on the conditions, but i believe the 9-3 just takes a running average. try resetting the computer when at different speeds / situations to see mpg rating. in my 2.0t at 65 mph (constant on cruise) i get 37 mpg on petrol.
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37mpg?!?!?!!? I use SHell 90 or Mobil 90 and I only get about 410mpt and avg 24mpg..I think though it's because I do about 120 miles of city driving a week...and the rest is highway so that's probably why...

I think in my saab, the mpg meter only changes after each gallon is used up it seems....

then again, I got my car at 38000 miles for a 2004 and I'm at 38900 right now. I think the lady that had it before (cuz it was a woman) had a heavy foot coming out of a stop position.
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also i think the MPG is a total running average, right? Some cars update every few seconds depending on the conditions, but i believe the 9-3 just takes a running average. try resetting the computer when at different speeds / situations to see mpg rating. in my 2.0t at 65 mph (constant on cruise) i get 37 mpg on petrol.
Yes, the MPG is a running average since the "reset" button was pressed. There is no instantaneous MPG function on the trip computer. This is why you get 37mpg if you reset it whilst cruising at 70mph but it drops to 26mpg around town...
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