fuel consumption prado petrol V's 100 series diesel

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 29, 2003 at 18:17
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I am about to purchase a toyota, either a Prado 3.4L petrol or a LC 100 series diesel. (The reason for these choices is the limited no. of Prado Turbo diesels available).

The last factor that I need to consider is the fuel consumption of both. I have read that the Prado Petrol is a very thirsty car and uses approx 16-17 L/100km's in normal conditions. I do not know how accurate this is! I need information on the fuel consumption of a LC 100 series diesel. Can anyone help and/or provide me with other factors I should consider.

The prices I have received on both are:
petrol prado a few years old is around 35K-39K
LC 100 diesel a few years old is around 40K-43K

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Reply By: Peter - Saturday, Mar 29, 2003 at 21:01

Saturday, Mar 29, 2003 at 21:01
my 2002 LC 105 diesel, manual averages around 12-- 14lt per 100km

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Reply By: Member - Stephen- Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 00:38

Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 00:38

My last bus was a 3.4lt petrol Prado, it ran between 6 to 6.5 km/l.
My current 100s LC Diesel runs between 7 to 8 km/l depending on what we're doing.

Your choice depends on your situation. The Prado was comfotable and performed well off-road (after a suspension and tyre upgrade). The 3.4 donk is suprisingly torquey down low but still not a match for the post-turbo diesel.

With regards to the 100, we swapped over to a second-hand 100s because the Prado was just that little bit small for our family. If we didn't need the room, we would've stayed with the Prado. Otherwise we were very happy with it.

The 100 isn't as nippy as the Prado (even post turbo installation) and it never will be - but that's not important to us.

The Prado was easier to drive around town, but the 100 is more comfortable to drive on the highway than was the Prado (except for overtaking).

We acquired the 100 a couple of months ago and have been too busy to give it a real flex offroad. However, I'm heading back up to the Vic high country over the upcoming school hols and navigating much the same route as I took the Prado a couple of years ago. I should be able to compare and contrast with some authority after that. But if scrambling around the hills here in Broken Hill is anything to go by, the 100 appears to do it with less fuss.

Stephen J.
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Follow Up By: Member - diamond - Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 10:43

Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 10:43
where abouts in the high country are you going we going to jamieson for 10 days and looking for some ideaslooking foward to easter at jamieson
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Reply By: Groove - Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 09:19

Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 09:19
Why anyone would want to buy either of the two cars you mentioned is completely beyond me whilst the GU Patrol is on the scene. There is simply no camparison between the two. The patrol wins hands down in every category you care to think of, especially fuel consumption.

Guess who!
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Follow Up By: Peter - Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 14:24

Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 14:24
GU loses badly on resale, good pick up second hand.

Thats the category i care to think of...........
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Reply By: paul - Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 19:21

Sunday, Mar 30, 2003 at 19:21
yes, electronic feather controller of everyting goes wayward and lights go off ... set your timer
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Reply By: Cashy - Monday, Mar 31, 2003 at 13:55

Monday, Mar 31, 2003 at 13:55

I terms of fuel consumption the LC100 wins hands down. I had a Prado and now have a LC105 ( live axel). The Prado was using around 15-17L per 100K's usually, with a mixture of driving. The LC uses about 12-14L per 100 K's in similiar driving.

But it really depends on what you want to use it for and how many people. The LC is a better long distance tourer and the Prado is great in the city, and short touring trips. The LC is more bush capable as standard but the LC with some suspension and tyre changes is almost as good, but it is hard to beat a live axel car with an IFS one.

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