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Old 08-26-2001, 01:30 AM
yambrovich yambrovich is offline
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Scotts Valley, CA.
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I'm so impressed I could pop!

I've just got to tell someone (or maybe a couple of thousand someones...)
I've got an '89 300E with 116k miles on it. I've had it for about a year and a half, most of my driving was in town with some short highway driving. Gas mileage was around 20mpg combined. Not too bad for a 6 I thought.
About 6 weeks ago I took a job that causes me to drive 108 miles round trip every day, most of my driving now on the freeway at 70mph on cruise control. I was thinking that my gasoline bill was gonna kill me (always using Premium at avg. $2.05/gallon) but two things are improving.
The cost of gas is going down (now paying $1.83/gal for premium) and my mileage is up to between 25 & 26 mpg! On one tank I actually got 26.4mpg. YES!
Sorry, don't mean to brag or make anyone else feel bad, just had to share my "economy car" story.
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Jay Yambrovich
Scotts Valley, CA.

1993 300 CE Cabriolet (A124) 131K miles
1997 C-280 133K miles

2000 BMW R1100RT 69K miles
1989 300 E 216K miles (sold)
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