fuel economy of v8 discovery

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
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could you tell me the fuel consumption for the v8 discovery
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Reply By: AHC - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
About 20-22L/100km city driving. Country driving 15+
There thirsty
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Follow Up By: Kelly Green - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
AHC is about right on the money. Careful driving will give better economy.
Kelly
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Reply By: Andrew D - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
I know you want petrol figures but a friend of mine gets regular 10lt/100km on a country run out of his series 1 diesel Disco.
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Reply By: Steve Rye - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
Yea Pete i have a 99 dII 4.0 V8 and i get around 15L/100 km on a run around town depends how you drive it. Interestingly enough i got around the same kms per litres out of my old 91 D1 3.5 V8. But take into account if you are considering a TD5 you will pay about $4000 more than the V8 and a little more for services, so it depends on how long you intend on keeping the wagon. Cheers Steve
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Reply By: goran - Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Jun 29, 2002 at 00:00
And all of the above combined with a small fuel tank add up to very good reasons why you shouldn't even consider a discovery if you want to go off road in Australia!!!
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Follow Up By: Winaje - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
Goran, your views are well known by all on this forum. You continue to degrade your already severely compromised credibility by posting useless inflammatory replies such as this. If you cannot contribute to a thread with either a positive or at least informative balanced reply, please keep your opinions to yourself. Why have I never seen you ridiculing YOUR vehicle of choice? Bill Church
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Follow Up By: Fred - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
Bill ... you can't expect anyone to criticise their choice of vehicle!! Even Landrover owners stand by their choice (usually) despite a mountain of evidence which indicates that they could have chosen better!
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Follow Up By: Slunnie - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
Criteria is subjective Fred, but as you say, each to their own.
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Follow Up By: Axel +karen - Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 01, 2002 at 00:00
and pray tell Goran,,what be all and end all vehicle do you drive???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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Reply By: Slunnie - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
The factory fuel tank is 95 litres. If you want long range tanks then 150 litre main and 40l sill tanks are available. If you are buying and are in a position to opt for the TD5, then back to back test drive them. You will be very pleasantly surprised. The V8 is very snappy though.
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Reply By: winaje - Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Jun 30, 2002 at 00:00
I would agree with Slunnie here. The claimed maximum fuel carried is 95 litres. I have not been able to get quite that much myself, but I have the TD5. The V8, driven GENTLY, should return high teens around town and low teens on the open road. However, this can climb dramatically in low range, on sand for instance. IF you are looking at a new or second hand Discovery Series II, you may want to drive both vehicles together. As has been stated, there is not a huge difference between them. If you are going to do a lot of kms per year, the TD5 is possibly the better alternative, particularly if you are planning to keep it long term. The higher initial purchase price would pay for itself after about 150000 kms, according to my reckoning, and then you are saving money. Hope this is of some help. Bill Church... P.S. If you are after more detailed info, send an email to aussiediscoveryii-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and join a discussion group specifically about the Discovery Series II. Bill
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