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Old 07-21-2005, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
Jeffrey C Honig
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Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+

I've had a '98 V70 GLT since last September. I've tricked it out with
an IPD ECU upgrade, free-flow exhaust, sway bars, cross brace and
drilled rotors. 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. ;-)

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
impressed.

What is the typical hiway mileage for these cars?

Thanks.

Jeff

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Old 07-21-2005, 16:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+


"Jeffrey C Honig" <jch@honig.net> wrote in message
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> 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
driving)
It's a bunch of fun.

I bet!

>
> 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
> impressed.
>
> What is the typical hiway mileage for these cars?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Jeff
>



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Old 07-31-2005, 17:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+

On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:43:52 -0400, "Steve" <someone@microsoft.com>
wrote:

>
>She is from the urban binary school of driving--a car has three
>states--accelerating, coasting, and breaking.


Must be expensive to maintain, with all that breaking. And how does
she stop? <G>

Our 01 V70 regularly gets 25 mpg in town and 28 on the highway...
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Old 07-31-2005, 17:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+

Point taken.
I guess that leaves her compression and the Fred Flintstone technique :)

Poor rings and head!


"Cheery Littlebottom" <butthead@this.is.a.fake.address.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:43:52 -0400, "Steve" <someone@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >She is from the urban binary school of driving--a car has three
> >states--accelerating, coasting, and breaking.

>
> Must be expensive to maintain, with all that breaking. And how does
> she stop? <G>
>
> Our 01 V70 regularly gets 25 mpg in town and 28 on the highway...



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Old 07-31-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Mileage for a '98 V70 GLT+

Just as an aside, is it your cheeky comments that get you...oh, never mind!
:D


"Cheery Littlebottom" <butthead@this.is.a.fake.address.com> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:43:52 -0400, "Steve" <someone@microsoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >She is from the urban binary school of driving--a car has three
> >states--accelerating, coasting, and breaking.

>
> Must be expensive to maintain, with all that breaking. And how does
> she stop? <G>
>
> Our 01 V70 regularly gets 25 mpg in town and 28 on the highway...



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