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#1
Pin

Posted 14 October 2004 - 12:49 PM

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Hi Guys,
I have been driving my 940 for 1 week now and I have already clocked more
than 1000 kms - with good reason - baby boy born last Saturday - overseas
relatives came and went etc etc what can I say, the volvo came at the
right time and has already justified its purchase !!
I just wanted to find out whether there are ways to improve the fuel
concumption. Based on my count (~$180 for 1200kms = 9.5 km per litre),
mostly highway driving, how does it compare to previous experience from u
guys ?

Glock your budget is shocking man!- so far I have only changed shock
absorbers in mine amd I am waiting for a while before changing that oil
casket (second opinion from a mechanic is that it is a very small leak,
cannot even notice)

ok I have just registered on the VOCM website and I do hope I can make it
for any of VOCM's next functions

Cheezios

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cap48

Posted 14 October 2004 - 01:04 PM

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Congratulations to the new father.Big Smile The fuel comsumption of your 940 is
not bad considering that you're averaging about 30mpg. I'm not a 940 owner
but based on my experience with my 240 wagon, your FC is about average.
Perhaps, other 940 owners can confirm that the FC is correct. Happy
motoring &, don't worry, you'll survive the midnite feeds, etc, for the
baby, that is.Wink

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glock19

Posted 14 October 2004 - 01:42 PM

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Which one made you happier ? The baby or the Volvo ? Anyway, you don't
have to answer that, just puling your leg. Now when you wife is still in
confinement, you can play with the 940 first. After her confinement, it's
her turn to drive.

Your fuel consumption is marvelous but maybe because it on the highway
most of the time. Should be please with that. The amount I spent on the T5
should stop by this week, so I hope to reap some fun out of it after all
these investments.

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izallyza

Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:18 PM

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Hi Pin,

I think, +- it's about that. What is your speed? I got problem with
calculating as my speed varies.

Ciao


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Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:28 PM

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Thanks guys
well I try to maintain 120-130Km/hr but when it was safe I did push it
till 160 on some stretches..
One more thing, about the engine oil - how do you know what oil a car has
been using? The agent tells me it is synthetic oil (i.e every 10k kms to
change but I am not so sure)and the previous owner is not easily
contactable for some time (overseas some ulu place).
If I change, can I just ignore what was used previously ( whether
synthetic or normal)and use synthetic going forward? Any recommended
brands for Volvos? Is 10,000km the benchmark or are there good brands
where I can stretch pass 10,000 km before changing?

Cheezios

and yes I am enjoying the car while my wife is on confinement ( otherwise
how to do pass 120k with her in the car?? )

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Posted 14 October 2004 - 06:41 PM

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Hey Buzz
I think mine is turbo- late 1997 model - Apologise for my ignorance but I
am not sure what NA or LPT means - your highway stats are impressive
though - that speed range seems to be the most efficient for your car -
seems closer to the Japanese cars
Mine is beige colour with the dark fabric seats - haven't though of doing
anything yet as I will leave the interior design decisions to my wife -
external colour she is ok with it although she really liked the blue
which Glock put on his ex-940 (based on pictures)
ok logging off to go home - got lots of 'homework' to do now :-)

Cheers

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mangusta

Posted 14 October 2004 - 07:13 PM

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I've had my '96 940 LPT for 6 months now, averages about 8-12 km/L
depending on town or highway driving, which translates to 18-24 mpg.
It not impressive but its about the norm for 2000 - 3000 cc cars.

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rimzadera

Posted 14 October 2004 - 11:37 PM

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Hello everyone..

I think Pin's fuel consumption is in normal range for 2000-3000cc cars.
$180 for 1200kms = 9.5 km per litre or Rm 0.15/km is quite impressive for
highway cruising. However, fuel consumption are varies between individual
because it depends on how we use the accelerator pedal...!

Thanx for those who had reply for this topic because I'm also 940 GLA
owner to-be..! hopefuly next week i can drive home my "blue box"...

regards,
rimzadera

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volvo4life

Posted 15 October 2004 - 09:13 AM

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yup! i have to agree with buzzvic. mine is currently 940 GL(A)... for a
full tank it goes about that (500 ++ km)...

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Posted 15 October 2004 - 05:01 PM

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Rim - second hand? u checked thoroughly I am sure - otherwise you can do
like me - I brought the car to FA near MidValley and got them to do a
report costed me $95 but got some piece of mind and some advice (although
their repair quotes will make u think twice)- things that seem to require
attention was oil casket & shock absorbers -
I did not wait to put money on mine because I needed it pretty quick as
well :-)
For the fuel consumption I redid some calculations and voila
Full tank = 75 litres less 5 litres spare (when the light comes on)= 70
litres
Price = 70 litres x 1.42 = Rm100
Distance - highway x 110-130Km/Hr = 660kms for 70 litres (minimal city
driving)

Otherwise have been driving it around extensively and touch wood nothing
so far