100 series v8 vs 6 cyl all comparison s need help

Submitted: Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 22:22
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looking to buy cruiser unable to make up my mine , will 6cyl auto towing 2.3 tonns of boat do the job ,also the price between both cruisers , the people selling these toyotas opionions differ considerably, personally i like the 6cyl auto petrol,all need help on both vehicles re all indifferance's will be much appreciated many thanks neil.....
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Reply By: Big John (QLD) - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 22:51

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 22:51
Neil
My brother tows A Whitley 7000 (fully loaded well over 3 ton) with his 100 series 6 cylinder auto with no problems and so do quite a number of the other Whitley club members,fuel consumption is not good around 35lts / 100 . My 100 TD uses about 20lts / 100 with the same load. So if you are not doing a lot of towing just pay for the extra fuel. TD cruisers were $65,000 drive away at the Brisbane show last week.

john
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Follow Up By: neil - Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:16

Monday, Aug 18, 2003 at 21:16
THANKS JOHN FOR INFORMATION IAM FROM PERTH AND SECOND HAND TD SELL FOR 67,000 WE ARE RIPPED OF . I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY DEALERS THAT A LOT OF CRUISERS COME EASTERN STATES HIGH DEMAND 4 THEN OVER HERE I CHECKED IT OUT ITS TRUE, ANY WAY THANKS AGAIN.
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Reply By: Eric - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 07:06

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 07:06
Towing your 2.5 tonne boat with a petrol will be ok on flat ground , once you hit a hill you will wish you purchased the TD . At the moment , you can get a TD Manuel for 65 k new and the Auto for 70 k . I just sold a TD 2002 auto with 30 kms for 57 k
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 10:39

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 10:39
Hi Neil
The v8 makes its torque lower in the rev band and therefore will be better at towing the heavy load. The reasons the 6 cylinder uses so much petrol is its max torque is made at 3400 rpm...when do you rev it like that with an auto? In first or second only. The new v8 is supposed to be more efficient on fuel than the Nissan 4.8 and im presuming its for thesame reason.
The t/d cruiser (or any other model) makes its max torque where you normally drive the 4b at.... roughly... 2000rpm that, aswell as a more efficient combustion gives them a way better economy figure.
Buy the v8 over the petrol 6 for towing. Both will do the job easily just the v8 will do it easier.
Andrewwheredayathinkwer mike?
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Reply By: dp - Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 19:30

Saturday, Aug 16, 2003 at 19:30
Hello
I have a V8 cruiser and am amazed at how good the fuel usage is. I was intending to go for the turbo diesal but the $10 000 price difference and extra services put me off. I have been amazed at how good the economy of the v8 is over a friends 6 cyl petrol. I tow 1 or 2 horses in a float (which means we are talking really gentle economic driving for the horses rather than fuel economies sake) ) Last time I checked figures got 20.2 / 100k !!! and this was through sydney. Without the float seems to vary between low 13's and high 17's. Though this once again is taking it easy. If you started flogging it I think you would see these figures increase dramaticly
regards
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