Low rider

by Attila Bekker April. 12, 2009 1108 views

The time has come to say goodbye to family and friends, and drive back to Switzerland. It is a long trip, possible to be done in one day, but I normally prefer to take it easy and stop somewhere in the middle for a good night sleep, especially when having my family on the backseat. The girls stayed in Hungary for another week, so I decided not to stop, starting at 5 in the morning, and arriving to Vevey just after 4 in the afternoon.

The weather was nice and the traffic moderate, and I used the opportunity to check the consumption of the Legacy. I reset the trip computer when I entered Germany, and I was pushing as much as the regulations and the traffic allowed, which meant traveling over 200 km/h on several occasions, top speed somewhere between 230 and 240. I was expecting to see some high numbers on the screen, but at the end of the German leg the average consumption was 11.8 liters, slightly higher than the averages when driving between my home and and the office.

Even more surprising were the numbers during the Swiss part, going down as low as 7.8 liters, until I reached the mountains in Fribourg, and at the end they climbed back to 8 liters. Not so bad from a 3 liter 245 hp engine, with all wheel drive, automatic transmission and air conditioning all increasing the consumption.

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