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im am trying to find out what fuel a 4.8ltr patrol would use towing a 1500kg van compared to a 3.2 pajero, if anyone can help that would be great. its a toss up between these 2 cars to buy. i am also wanting a good car for 4wding.
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Reply By: bazz - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 20:29

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 20:29
met a SA couple on Nullabor, they were towing a 2.5 ton Roadstar with a early model Pajero 3.2 d intercooled, averaged 16k p l. always sat on 100 kph, try the Nissan Patrol Forum for the info you require, cheers Barry
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Follow Up By: Brian Purdue - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:29

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:29
Barry, it is either a "typo" or someone is playing a joke on you 16 kilomometres to the litre is 45.4 miles to the gallon. I did not know that South Australians were such jokers to pitch such a yarn on you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:54

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 21:54
Perhaps they just got mixed up and meant 16 litres /100km?
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Follow Up By: bazz - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 01:16

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 01:16
yep typo.... 16l per 100 cheers
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 20:51

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 20:51
G'day Bazz
My 1000cc motorcycle gets 19km/l so it must be a seniors moment coming to fruition. My Dmax gets 11.6km/l empty with just the canopy.
I would imagine a patrol will get quite a bit less than a Diesel Pajero.
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 21:08

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 21:08
Is FEUL COSUMPTION a bit FRACK TO BUNT?????
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 22:56

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012 at 22:56
As you obviously know two totally different vehicles. The 3,2 mitsi is a ripper of a motor. Great tow wagon, will pull all day and great on fuel. Personally reckon the patrol would be up around the 25L per 100 pulling ?? And the pajero 15L per 100 wouls be an estimate based on what I have read on here. Im sure Robin Miller will be here sooner or later and fill you in with exact figures as he has two patrol both 4.8L one auto one manual ( I think for memory) either will tow 1500 with out an issue personally think the pajero will do it a whole heap cheaper in regards to fuel usage. my neighbour has the exceed 3.2 and absolutely loves the diesel in it (he had petrol pajero before) around town he gets on average just over 10L per 100 and this is true stop start running around our local area, shopping, kids to soccer, wife to work at local school, daughter dancing, to her mothers, etc all local stuff. On freeway he gets around 9 or less and this is with 5 in car, climate air running all the time, and outpulls our other neighbours prado (150 D4D) up mooney mooney, hawsbury when we have been to stockton. He also loads it up with an 8x5 fully caged trailer with quad bikes, off road dirt bikes then all the camping gear, podd on roof and back of pajero chockers with all 5 on board and he reckons it pulls like a steam train up any hill and still gets 11to 12L per 100 and he doesnt baby it BUT when it comes to off road while the pajero gets through using its traction control it bottoms out on every thing with IFS and IRS been its let down and he will admit to ths after having cruisers,patrols hilux's etc. Depends on how extreme you want to go off road. are you refering to rock hopping ?? if s go the patrol. If your talking B grade tracks then the patrol again. iF you want some thing for towing, car ike to drive, but will get you to most outback places and using it off road but not rock hopping then you cant go past the pajero and this is come inf from some one who is on there 3rd prado, due to having a full chassis under the prado and live axle back end I wanted for off road use. if it wasnt for the more then moderate off roading I would not have hesitated at buying an exceed pajero....Wait for Robin he will fill you in also there is another member on here that sold his turbo diesel and got the 4.8 as well and is extremely happy with it and it tows a big van so he will also give you fair dinkum fuel useage (sorry cant remember their user name)........................
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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:31

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:31
Hi Kimba

To answer Trevour and Ness question isn't so easy as 1500 isn't a big load and 4800 doesn't feel it.

The manual patrol is rated at 17.2 lt/100km and auto at 16.4 lt/100km on the standard non towing test.

Around town though the manual has run 16.5lt/100km over 250,000 km and the auto is now 17.9lt/100km.

The above reflects the different nature of the driving - when on a cruise the auto uses less but whenever your up and down a lot the manual wins.

In the bush and sand the manual Patrol uses 22% les fuel than the auto Patrol.

When we did our Hay River run we had a petrol Pajero auto with us and it used more than our manual 4800 (approx 23 to 22 ).

But towing is harder to work out - we do little towing but towing 1 ton of bike trailer from melbourne crossing the Simpson and return we used 18 lt/ 100km (15 no trailer) on the highway run to Birdsville and 26lt/100km crossing the Simpson towing.






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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 07:56

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 07:56
I like my Patrol but it is thirsty! So mine's an auto 4.8 and the worst performance has been towing a heavy camper over Fraser where I could manage just 3.5 Km/ltr. This included soft sand and the Freshwater track but this gave me the consumptions numbers I've used to for my Simpson trip. Towing the van I averaged about 4.5 Km/ltr but I'd probably get a better result driving a little more economically.

So this is the bad news, the great news is that this is a very capable tow vehicle. It is just fantastic in all situations - I did say I liked it! Happy for the $ pain for performance.

I guess if it is JUST about fuel consumption you'd go the Paj.

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Follow Up By: Robin Miller - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:35

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 08:35
My thoughts to Beatit - if fuel use is your critera then go Paj diesel.

Not much in it either way if you compare the Paj and Patrol petrols though.

Manual Patrol would just edge out Petrol (auto) Paj which just beats auto petrol Patrol and both beaten by diesel Paj.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 11:59

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 11:59
I can only comment on the 4.5 I have accurate figures. I avg around 19 around town, beach driving is around 25 with tyres down. Towing my camper on the beach is around 30 and on the road it's 25
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Follow Up By: Trev&Ness B - Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:57

Saturday, Mar 10, 2012 at 11:57
thanks for all your help guys . Its good to hear from both sides. Thats why these forums are great you dont get all the bulls..t. After thinking we are goin to go with a 4.8 on gas(the new system) just to have an all round work horse. Plus i think spare parts would be easier to get in remote places.
thanks again
trev and ness
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Reply By: Member - Jim H (SA) - Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 14:30

Thursday, Mar 08, 2012 at 14:30
I can only comment on a Pajero Diesel. We have a Tvan which is lighter however we do load it when traveling. We get between 13.2 and 15ltr/100 when traveling at around 90 to 95ks per hour
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Reply By: aka - Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 09:27

Friday, Mar 09, 2012 at 09:27
I have a diesal Prado towing a 2000 kilo van I average 17 -18 litres 100 ks towing at 90 klh .the biggest problem with the Pajero is the back door over the tow hitch very awkward to open properly
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