Diesel Prado fuel figures

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00
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I have a 3.4l petrol Prado and am very happy with it. The next vehicle I buy will also be a Prado and my only decision is whether to stay petrol or go diesel. I'd only go diesel for fuel economy as having test driven a diesel they lack the power of the petrol. Just wondering if anyone has accurate figures for a diesel. I'm going to wait for the new model but I imagine current model figures would be comparable. thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Allyn - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00
A friend of mine has just bought a TD Prado. I asked him and his comments are below. This car has only just completed 10000 km's of which 5000 was Gibb River Rd/Kalumburu so consumption would have been heavier because of heavy load and tight motor. His comment is as follows:
I am generally getting a bit better than 13 litres per hundred Ks. That is including the Gibb etc. For the 159 litres that should get me 1223 K's. I have a mate in town that has the same model, colour the lot and he reckons that he is getting between 1300 to 1350 k's.

cheers
Allyn
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Follow Up By: Mike - Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 09, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for that Allyn .... sounds like what I'm after! I get 12.5-13 on the highway but it goes up off road (Oodnadatta to Birdsville via the Simpson Desert was 16.8). Seems that your friends is significantly better than that. Thanks again
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Follow Up By: Member - Allyn - Friday, Jul 12, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 12, 2002 at 00:00
I forgot to mention we live in Pilbara so figures are with air-con on 24/7
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Reply By: dazmit - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
I have a T/D manual Prado with 15 000km & I get 11.5l/100km city driving or highway driving.
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Reply By: Jaap - Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002 at 00:00
Mike
Have a 2001 prado TD manual with 15000kms on the clock. Without a load I get 24mpg and with a load(2000kg van) 21.5 mpg have noticed that the economy is still improving as the motor is still tight
Jaap
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Follow Up By: Mike - Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 15, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Dazmit and Jaap - sounds like the big gains are around town and when towing and off road. Without a load i can go around 24mpg but even with a 1500kg van I'm well below 21mpg more like 16 - 17mpg. Thanks again.
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Reply By: Gary - Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Aug 22, 2002 at 00:00
I have the late model Surf with the 3 lt. turbo intercooled diesel with auto.I get 10 lts per 100 km. on the road and about 12 loaded and outback. I have larger 275.16 tyres fitted and the turbo boost increased a bit. The motor is the same as the prado but I don't think the Prado is inter cooled. This gives you about 10-15 more HP.
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Gary
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