GU Patrol 3.0Tdi fuel economy

Submitted: Friday, Oct 04, 2002 at 00:00
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Just hit the 10,000km mark (bought new May 02) and averaging about 12.1litres/100km (11.1-13.6). Recently towed a fully laden tandem furniture trailer up the high country and got 18.2litres/100km for the trip! Hopefully worst case scenario. Interested in figures from others......
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Reply By: rick - Saturday, Oct 05, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 05, 2002 at 00:00
hiya jim,
i can honestly tell you that the more miles you do the better the economy will get.
we own a 3.otdi as well and have just clicked over 17,000 km's in it since the end of april.the first 5,000 we averaged about 12.5lts/100km.
as soonas we hit that mark we threw a jayco swan camper behind it and went to monkey mia and carnarvon for a week, (had to see how it went as a fourbie ie the ruff stuff...:) ).any way for the round trip of 2,500 kms we used roughly 200lts diesel. (there was a fair bit of low range work in there as well).
after the 10,000 service the economy picked up remarkedly and we average around 1,475km from the 120 lts we carry.
and nissan has told us it should get a bit better than that.
hope that help's you
rick
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Follow Up By: Jim - Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks Rick, that sounds amazingly good after your 10000! I forgot to mention I run 285/16's, roof rack and most of that driving so far has been city based.
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Reply By: Grant - Saturday, Oct 05, 2002 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 05, 2002 at 00:00
Gidday Jim
My father has one of these vehicles and consistantly gets 10km/litre (unloaded), has travelled around Aust with 6 metre van in tow, boat on roof etc and economy varied (naturally) but worst he found was 7-8 km/ litre while heading into 40 odd knott head winds for some distance. That was at about the 10K point as well, now has 50 k on clock and I'd have to check if there has been much change. On his way back from Kurumba now I believe.
Grant
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Follow Up By: Jim - Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Oct 06, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks for the reply Grant - must be the lead in the old right foot of mine.(including the other bits above I mentioned to Rick)
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Follow Up By: Darrin - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
Hi Grant ,
I am looking at buying a 3 litre nissan and am interested in your fathers thoughts considering all the weight being towed did he find he had enough power or was it lacking a bit.
Thanks
Darrin
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Reply By: Grant - Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2002 at 00:00
Gidday Darrin,
Generally mate, Dad has been fairly happy with the 3 litres power and performance, conceding too that towing the van and the boat on top and the back of the wagon packed with gear he didn't really expect to pull like a rocket up hills. He finds that most mountains typically slow thing a bit but finds the vehicle generally adequate. At this stage he reckons he would consider buying another one when the time comes to upgrade, and knowing how bloody fussy he is I reckon that is saying something.

Rgds
Grant
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