Forever the optimist, it has to be half full, how could it be anything else.
Not one to fastidiously watch my mpg figures, I tend to go by what the fuel gauge tells me, so when it’s half full, I always expect to get the same milage out of the second half, except I don’t. It never fails to surprise me, too optimistic I suppose.
Anyway, despite my optimism I realised I hadn’t done an update on real world fuel consumption for a while now, so thought I’d better catch up.
It seems that, no matter how I drive the Saab the mpg remains the same; I can enjoy a superb and rather rapid journey, or I can relax and take things easy, it always stays the same. It’s averaging between 41.5mpg and 43.0mpg, and nearly always covers 550 miles per tank.
There are exceptions though, our drives to Cornwall generally push up the mpg to around 47 – 48. I suppose if I slowed down to the recommended speeds I’d get more still, but Saabs are made for driving, and where would be the fun in that?
So, with just over a year of journeys in the Saab, I’m more than happy with the consumption figures – even if the gauge always looks half full.