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Old 06-22-2004, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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Question Fueling a Falcon

For a long time now, my dad has been trying to convince me not to get a Falcon. One of his major arguments is fueling the thing. We have a AUIII Falcon on LPG (its a taxi) and it uses around 26L/100km on average. I keep telling my dad its because its on LPG and its a run-down taxi and that a petrol car will use less (though petrol does cost more).

We asked a friend with an AU Series 1 Forte 4.0L Wagon who said it gets on average 10L/100km, usually around 14 - 12 in the city and 7 - 8 on the highway. I couldn't help but point & laugh at my dad when we heard this. I want to buy a 5.0 EF myself when I get my P's, my question is, are Falcons that expensive to run & what are your experiences with them?
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Re: Fueling a Falcon

Well going from my first car, a fuel guzzling XF Wagon to the EB2 was a amazing change in fuel usage.
The XF used to get if i was lucky 400kms to the tank on the highway.
The EB easily gets 700kms or more on the highway.
The old carby falcons are fuel guzzlers the new ones are very different.
This is just petrol not LPG.
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Re: Fueling a Falcon

I go through $50-60 on fuel per week in my I6 ED, and that only covers about 400 kms.
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Re: Fueling a Falcon

Ive got the 5.6lt stroker in the ute and go through about $75 (82lt tank) a week (450km approx), if you give it a boot full all the time thats a different story.

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EF FUTURA $50 -$60 Per week 400km, 3/4 highway, rest town driving, too and from work
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If we are talking Hiway driving the ute will get around 750-800km.
Go the V8 you wont regret it
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Re: Fueling a Falcon

This all sounds alot more promising then my dad's trying to convince me that an EF 5.0 will suck up $150+ a week.
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I used to get about 400 - 500km per tank out of my 5lt EB, which was mainly around town driving. That was back when petrol was about 60 cents per litre - i couldn't work out why everyone wasn't driving V8's!
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I get 600km easy in my I6 AU1 in everyday driving.
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Re: Fueling a Falcon

20 bucks a fortnight lol. I don't get to drive it as much as I like, I go to band once a week, and just general running around, about 15km every second day. 300km mixed highway and city takes just under half a tank with a moderate right foot (trip from brissie to home). Manual BTW, makes it suck a bit less. I'm very pleased compared to some of the horror stories about fuel costs I heard when I first got my car.
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