Last post on May 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM
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Saab 9-3, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Coupe, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#45 of 48 Re: Sportcombi MPG [samara]
Sep 20, 2011 (9:04 pm)
I have a 2008 9-3 2.0T with 6-sp manual. Most driving is highway (90%) and I cruise around 80-85 mph. I'm getting 30MPG on regular gas. I'm now using premium because poor quality gas from 87 octane clogged up the fuel injectors.
#46 of 48 Re: Sportcombi MPG
Nov 18, 2011 (8:51 am)
Finally got an '08 9-3 2.0T Sportcombi 6sp manual. I have owned a Subaru, Honda, and Acura, but none of those cars ever delivered the fuel economy and utility I'm now getting with my Saab. I average 31 mpg consistently and my best tank so far was 34 mpg and I managed to squeeze just over 500 miles out of a tank. Driving is about 80% hwy 70 mph with cruise control.
#47 of 48 Re: [rivets]Realworld MPG
May 21, 2012 (8:42 pm)
Very useful info collected with dedication and understanding of variables...
I just bought a 2001 SAAB 93, its 2.2L turbo behave better and more efficiently than Volvo 1.9 L turbo 2000/V40
#48 of 48 Sportcombi MPG Update
May 19, 2013 (7:53 pm)
I have now put 78K miles (still 80% highway) on my '08 2.0T Sportcombi. Since my last update, my best tank hit 35 mpg on a road trip through the Mohave desert with A/C on and steady cruise control at 70 mph. Besides the impressive fuel economy, my maintenance cost/mile is $0.06 (all repairs, oil changes, spark plugs/filters, light bulbs, tires, brakes, etc) which is almost 2 cents/mile lower than what I spent on my Honda and Acura, and 3 times lower then my Jetta. So far my largest repair bill was to replace the A/C condenser at 80K miles for $650 (parts and labor). It's a shame these reliable cars are no longer being made so will have to hang on this one for a while.