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Old 08-26-2001, 12:30 AM
yambrovich yambrovich is offline
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Join Date: May 2000
Location: Scotts Valley, CA.
Posts: 145
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.
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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