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Old 03-10-2016, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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new guy with low milage '99 saturn

Hello - my name is Matt - the proud owner of a '99 saturn sl2 with approx 80 k miles on it.

so far i get anywhere from 30 to 36 miles per gallon with pretty concervative driving and changing my oil every 3000 miles. looking for some more ways i can get better gas milage

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Old 03-11-2016, 02:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Those old Saturns were already good aerodynamically-wise. Is yours manual or automatic?
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If you don't already, its highly recommended to get some form of instrumentation to help you drive better. A scangauge, or OBDII dongle with bluetooth and torque app for your phone work well.
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Welcome.

Saturn was a really interesting chapter in the history of GM. Too bad GM went back to their corporate ways and started importing Opels to be branded into Saturns. I think you have one of the ones that's from the independent-thinking era.

It's lightweight for its size and as somebody else already said, not bad aerodynamically for a sedan. I think there's a plenty of potential there.
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Welcome to the site.

If you don't already, its highly recommended to get some form of instrumentation to help you drive better. A scangauge, or OBDII dongle with bluetooth and torque app for your phone work well.
i will have to look into this.
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