Re: Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+
"Jeffrey C Honig" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've had a '98 V70 GLT since last September. I've tricked it out with
> an IPD ECU upgrade
(depending on the map could help your MPG's on the road)
, free-flow exhaust
(will help your MPG's on the road)
, sway bars, cross brace and
> drilled rotors.
(will have almost no effect on MPG's, other then encouraging spirited
It's a bunch of fun.
> Usually I get mileage in the low 20s around town, seems that I have a
> problem with putting my foot in it. ;-)
My wife, bless her soul, drives her (even though the title say differently
:) ) 850--the same under the skin as your V70 (although hers is a sedan)
around town and gets 16-17mpg. On $2.649/gal super no less.
She is from the urban binary school of driving--a car has three
states--accelerating, coasting, and breaking.
She is actually a hoot to drive with on back roads when she has to get
somewhere FAST, but on the road she makes me nauseous. In France she had a
car up to ~160 then in the middle of a superhighway (autoroute) for no
reason whatsoever she hits the binders and drops 40 kmph.
She does have very many fine qualities however. :D
It's a very pernicious downward spiral--I drive, she gets less and less
experienced in highway driving--although she will be happy to cruise ~80 mph
at the apex of her 25 mph speed delta curve LOL.
When I drive it on the road I get around 25-28 going 70-80 MPH on trips.
> I've been surprised on some hiway trips, yesterday between fill-ups I
> did 2 hours on four lane (75mph) and about 45 minutes on two-lane (up
> to 65, but a bit windy with traffic) and ended up with 29.5mph. I'm
> What is the typical hiway mileage for these cars?