100 Series 4.7 V8 Petrol v's Turbo Diesal

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 20:31
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Never having a diesal before I can't sure if the difference is that great or not.
I am going to order a new 100 any advice would be appreciated.
Bear

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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 21:57

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 21:57
Bear.
The main consideration is your driving style, if you are always wanting to go faster dont by a diesel, if you are relaxed and not wanting to race everbody go for the diesel. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:00

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:00
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:15

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:15
Go for the Diesel and have Some resale Value ..............as no one wants petrol

Simple as that

Don"t listen to salesman selling the new product There all on bonus
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:01

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:01
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Reply By: Member - Robbo - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:23

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:23
Bear

I had a 100 series 4.5 petrol and traded it for a 100 series TD could not be happier.
it has lots of power and much better fuel economy.

robboBring on the next adverture
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Follow Up By: chenj3 - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:30

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:30
The other side of story is how much more you pay upfront for the turbo diesel? Let's say $10k then it will earn you $500 if you put them in the bank. also you can not expect to get 10K more when resale, not to mention the costly repair when turbo engine goes wrong. The end of day, it just person opinion.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:02

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:02
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Reply By: Eric.- Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:55

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:55
All in all , how long will you keep it? are you ok with 10 k extra for the TD ?

are you going to tow ?

If your going to tow heavy loads , then TD hands town , if you are going to keep ot for Years then I would be thinking of the 10 k rebuild when it comes . Resale is the same . You pay 10 k less for the V8 , you get 10 k less for it . The TD will sell faster , but there are plenty of buyers for both .

people who keep them for years and end up rebuilding the engine on a TD , blow any money they ever saved on fuel Venus Bay
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:03

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:03
seems to make sence.
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Bear
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:57

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 22:57
Get the Turbo diesel otherwise you will be part of the constant stream of 100 series owners that come on here complaining about 10-12 mpg with their 4.7 V8.
Sellers are still asking upwards of $13k for their 15 yo turbo saharas that are in good nick.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:05

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:05
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Reply By: vuduguru - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 06:10

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 06:10
Bear,
Ive owned the GXL V8 since March '03 and couldn't be happier. I do 400k pw. to work and back in Sydney peak hour traffic and so far trips to Bendethra, Woolondilly, Tom Groggin, and Davies Plain. If you do the math a lot more k's on tar and dirt roads than with 4L engaged. I have 4 kids and tow a 5x7 box trailer or 5.25 Stacer half cab with gear. I also carry a fair amount of stuff on the roof. We camp and we fish and we love the bush.
Day to day, fuel consumption is 15-16 lph. Consumption goes up when loaded and pushing it, but 10-12 mpg is bull (maybe in 4L), closer to 13-15mpg.
Advantages, same fuel for my boat (with oil) trailbike, coleman cooker, etc. lower puchase and servicing, oodles of grunt, quiet as a limo and V8' are just horn.
I'd say for the average joe (I would have to consider myself a concrete cowboy) the V8 is more practical and I would think that not many people will get their 10k back over the life of the vehicle.
I traded up from a Commodore wagon with dicky seats for the kids and now I can take the kids and a set of granparents in comfort and style. Obviously horses for courses but I find diesel owners a little one eyed at times. Good luck with your choice, take the V8 for a test, thats when I was sold.
Shane
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:04

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 08:04
Youve won me - I have drived the V8 and loved it - Ive never been into Fuel Consumsion anyway and carrying the same fuel is very handy.
Thanks for your reply
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:11

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 19:11
Hi
Something else that hasnt been mentioned is the diseasal itself. Once you get it on you, no amount of soap will eliminate the smell, and it finds a way up to your armpits from your shoes, via the carpet,pedals and steering wheel.
Next servo you enter, have a look on the ground around the bowsers, and i guarantee you will know which one is the diesel one.
Having said that, i love diesels, especially the cruiser turbo ones.
You cant beat them for 4wd ability and economy. If you intend to do mega kms, you will need to consider one, and i would like to point out that the v8 will not last as long as a t/d all else being thesame. Then again, who keeps cars for 500,000 kms anyway?
You dont mention if you are looking for auto or manual variants, i would point out that the auto cruises the highways with taller gearing, and performs well offroad in all situations bar hill descents.
Go for that drive in a diesel, to get the feeling, then compare apples with apples.
Andrew wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: vuduguru - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:57

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 20:57
Bear,

Dozer right. Mine's an auto so when they say 2nd low you want 1st low and it wont take long to get the hang of left foot on the brake, right on the throttle for the downhill. Even my ex-mother in law can do it, although she tends to forget to lift the left.
If I have one complaint, make it two the headlights are set too high (well documented, even without a load) and once your loaded, the arse drags. After 27K Im currently considering my options re suspension upgrade. Mind you this forum has narrowed my choices. Oh and I run mine on Shell Optimax, I believe the power/torque increase to be worth the extra 10c a litre.
If I can boast a little, we crossed the Murray at Tom Groggin at about 800mm, (rated at 700mm) on the upstream side, no snorkel, around the new year. (the kids had their hands out the window and in the water!) All in all a most capable vehicle.
Regard Shane
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