Feroza - Highway driving

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:32
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Gday,

Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on highway/long distance driving is like in a Feroza, around a 1992 model. Does it struggle around the 110km/hr mark?

Thanks for any advice.
Shtoink.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:35

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:35
Go and test drive one..

then again you could do what Besty did and put a V6 Commodore motor in one... No crusing at 180kph problems!
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Reply By: Mad Dog Morgan (Vic) - Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:51

Saturday, Nov 08, 2003 at 22:51
1.6L EFI OHC I Believe. Should be ok on the flat but like most small engines will struggle on hills when the revs drop. Yeah, take it for a long test drive.I may be mad but I'm not crazy
Hooroo
Ray
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Reply By: Mickl - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 00:27

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 00:27
Around 70kw, 128nm both high in the rev range. Kerb weight around 1500kg. Makes for nippy city driving and reasonable highway driving unloaded. They don't like hills or carrying a load, you'll find yourself using the gears and revs a lot! Being efi engine response is good and it will sit on 110 all day if you want it to and still give reasonable economy. Interior space is limited and this will be a problem for extended trips.
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Reply By: Tim - Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:53

Sunday, Nov 09, 2003 at 20:53
Handles 110 ok, will be sitting around 3500 to 4000RPM and can be a bit noiser then most vehicles but ehy go ok. As the revs are quite high, hills aren't a problem. You will find it much more economical to sit on 90kmph but as if you want to do that on the freeway.
Did a few runs from Sydney to Fraser Coast in mine. before selling it.
Tim
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Reply By: jeff-wa - Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 14:49

Monday, Nov 10, 2003 at 14:49
Awsome little trucks, had one for years,have a rocky now. The Frozie was good on the highway (IFS) and awsome in the sand, as long as you keep your revs up, if you want them to move you do have to drive them a little, but I used thrash the bajeebies out of mine every day and never had a problem till I landed on the engine from big jump in rocky conditions. $90 for a new engine mount (including labour) and she was off again. The EFI has a rev limiter of 6500, used to hit it all the time in the sand, but the 1.6 is surprisingly powerful it was way ahead for its time. Only single camshaft though, thats why you need the revs. Friend of mine also had one and put a 2 inch exuast on it, got quite a but more power, he also put a 3 inch body lift and 10r BFG Muddies on it, was bigger than most L/C and patrols!
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