Fuel economy & speed

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 19:15
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I drive a 4X4 dual cab 2.5 ltr TD Courier, and always seem to get 10 lts / 100ks around town, or on off road 2WD dirt tracks. Once the mix becomes off road 2WD and some 4WD the figures are about 12lts per 100 ks.

Even though I have roof racks, canopy, snorkel and bar, and carry basic recovery gear, fridge and general camping gear, it improves to 8.5 to 9 per 100 ks on highway trips. This is if I cruise up to but not over 100ks.

Some of the reviews of the dual cab deisel brigade give figures of 11 to over 14 lts per 100ks. I admit that I dont push the pedal too hard, but I'm not anal about it.

What are other deisel drivers getting?
I do see a few dual cabs charge down the highway at 110ks plus, and I am curious as to what their figures are. Are other 'cruise' drivers getting these sub-ten per 100ks figures.

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Reply By: joohnoo - Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:43

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 20:43
I owned a 2000 td xlt for 3 years and used it in similar fashion to you. Found the fuel use was about 10.5 most of the time and alittle more in low range 4wd mode ie 12 to 12.5.

After a simpson crossing with a group, my fuel use was best at 98 litres for almost 700 ks. Overall i found the vehicle great for its flexibility, and the only thing I would add would be a front diff lock if there one available.

They seem very popular as I had considerable interest in the vehicle when I sold it earlier this year.


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Reply By: Erwin - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:19

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:19

I have a 92 Hilux diesel, standard motor, snorkel,canopy,roof racks etc. I don't particulary drive slow or fast for that matter. Consistently get 8-9/100kms on highway (between 100kph & 110kph) and 9-10/100kms around town.

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Reply By: troy - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 12:54

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 12:54
have a 2.8 deisel hilux dual cab, canopy, snorkle and BB
recently did a trip approx 580km of highway, 2wd dirt, h 4wd beach and returned 9.4l/ 100km - i was quite surprised as i was giving it a bit on the way home 110km/h when i normally sit on 100
around town 9 - 10l / 100km
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Reply By: phil - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:48

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:48
I have a 2000 Mazda Bravo TD extra cab, tray back (Courier lookalike). On a run back from Broken Hill at 100km/h max I only got 12.5 l/100 and get about 11.5 in general. I am not happy. I used to get 10.0l/100 consistantly and it seemed to suddenly change The dealer has checked a few things but no good.

What year model is yours Fish?
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