Just thought I'd pass along that once again the Spring effect is kicking in, my V50's average fuel economy is headed back toward 25. My 6MT AWD has averaged 22.5mpg since new (17K miles) and it swings from a little below in Winter, to well above in Spring. The seasonal effect is very noticeable!<p><IMG SRC="http://users.rcn.com/tmtalpey/V50/64665.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I keep fuel and mileage stats on my Treo with an app called Automobil. (<A HREF="http://www.linkesoft.com/automobil/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.linkesoft.com/automobil/</A>) There are others but I've used this one for a long time. The best tankful so far yielded 28mpg, the worst 18. In this graph, the green horizontal line is the overall average, the dark blue one is the rolling average, and the jaggy one the actual.<p>You can clearly see the break-in effect as the engine loosens up and the ECU decides it's ready. That little uptick was in April 2005, at about 4200 miles. Same thing happened on our XC90, but at about 3200.<p>Thought this data might be interesting to some. <p>Tom.