ULP or Diesel

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 11:27
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We are thinking that we might need something more powerful than our 2 year old 3 litre Challenger to pull our new 18' van.

In our area of Northern Queensland there are large numbers of diesel Toyota 4x4 Landcrusers (white mainly) and a year-old model which we have done a couple of trips in recently has comfort and performance similar to our ulp 3l challenger. (Diesel cost here is round $1.45 and ULP $1.35 ). The initial purchase price of the Landcruser is significantly higher than the Challenger , however what concerns us is the long term running costs of the deisel Landcruser.

Could anyone with a recent model Landcruiser tell us how much the cost of diesel per km we could expect to pay.
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Reply By: Member - Tony C (VIC) - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 16:22

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 16:22
Average fuel consumption for my 79series Landcruiser over 75000k is 14.5l/100k which at your fuel price of $1.45 comes to .21c/k.Towing my 4.8m boat consumption is usually around 16l/100k and non towing light use sitting on around 100k/hr is 13.5l/100k.Hope this is of some help.
Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Barnesy - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 11:13

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 11:13
Diesel would have to be better for heavy towing than ULP, especially in the fuel consumption stakes after you hook the van up.

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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 11:59

Monday, Jun 05, 2006 at 11:59
80 series turbo diesel auto , at current diesel price in Brisvegas ,$1.35 ,, my fuel cost per klm = 15.5c or in other words 8.7 klm per lt / 24miles to the gallon ,, towing camper trailer. Couple of thing to consider is resale value and fuel price stabillity , ulp is up and down like a yoyo where as diesel sits reasonably constant in relation to ulp ,, if your going to tow go the diesel.
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