Gas Mileage

Grant Lenahan glenahan at
Thu Jun 21 18:38:23 EDT 2007

Thanks john, but its nto my post - I was just answering too.

That said I had a very similar car for like 200k miles - a 1991 90q20v. 
I got 22-24 mpg routinely.
It felt quick enugh back then, slow by today's standards.

On Jun 21, 2007, at 11:50 AM, John Cassidy wrote:

> Grant,
> I've had 2 Coupe Quattros (wife's daily drivers).  Neither of them ever
> got anything close to decent gas mileage.  24mpg highway, 18 city at
> best , always on 91 octane and driven conservatively.  We went around
> the world on O2s, plugs, hoses, injectors, air filters, Mobil 
> 1/Redline,
> blah blah blah, with only microscopic improvements.  Both cars always
> seem gutless to me, but she attributes that to me driving turbos.  When
> the first one was rear ended, I looked far and wide to find an 
> alternate
> replacement, but she loves the AWD, seats, hatch, ect., and only a CQ
> would do.
> 12mpg means something is amiss, but you have a heavy, softly sprung,
> underpowed pig that will never be an economy car!
> John Cassidy
> ($3.40 per gallon makes one bitter)
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