32! I find it hard to believe! I think my best ever was filling up next to a freeway on ramp and setting up the cruise control right away, had a fiew instances of hitting the brakes but I think it only got up to 27mpg.
42 mpg! Is that for real? The highest mine's ever got so far was 28 mpg on the highway. My question is, how come your SID says "No Onstar"? I thought none of the new 9-3's were equipped with Onstar anyways?
I'll usually see 31+ MPG on long trips. That's at 80+ MPH too. Coming from a V8 Grand Cherokee that was lucky to see 18 MPG, I'm impressed (but not impressed with the $2.90/gal I paid this past weekend for gas :roll: ).
WOW. Thats a high price per gallon. Guess Im spoiled by the low NJ prices, but still.
Definitely have to appreciate the fuel economy these cars provide, given their size and power output. Prety good, IMO. Especially when a car like the ford focus only gets 35 on the sticker, and a linear gets 34. BIG difference in car size, weight, power, etc.
I've had 34.7 mpg driving out of the "use gas fast " range of boost and down to 20.3 mpg if I have been pressing on. They are calculated from fill to fill. Don't think I have had a tank average under 20. Maybe that is next weeks challenge!.
High gear and no braking was the key to good consumption - I also resorted to running with the aircon normally off and not revving beyond 3000 rpm. Quite a challenge to stick to but strangely relaxing. Instaneous consumption from home to work from cold - 36.7 mpg. I was impressed.
I guess that we in the UK have bigger gallons than in the US - 4.546 litres instead of 3.785, thats a 20% difference..... so my 36.7 mpg (imperial) would be just 30.5 mpg in the US. Not quite so special I guess.....