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Old 10-23-2003, 04:46   #1 (permalink)
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What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

hey all,

what kind of fuel milage do xr8's get compared to xr6's?

i know the power difference is bugger all and the 6's are quicker, but i'd love to get an 8 because nothing beats the sound of a V8 but if the fuel bill is gonna kill me i dont wanna get one.

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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

not much diff if u drive them both hard... dont know exact figures but somethin like 15L/100k for the v8 and 14/100k for the six
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ohhh yeh and the six is cheaper to modify and make alot quicker say 200fwkw
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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

depends how far u wanna go.
if i had big plans for the car, i'd go the 8 for sure.
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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

14L/100 for a 6?! somehow i doubt that - a standard Futura is only 10!
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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

The 8 can get ugly when pushed. According to the trip comp, I've been getting 18+L/100 in the last couple of days. And I don't think this is being outrageously bad, just pushing a little off the line ( avg speed is around 35kph atm tho :( )

With the above I won't see much more than 300k's from a full tank
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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

I've been pushing my EB around a little lately, taking advantage of windy roads & sunny days :) or at the lights

If anyone here has a trip computer with their car, put it on "instant fuel consumption" and watch it jump to 99L/100km when u plant it! :

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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

There is quite a big difference.
The difference isn't only because of the capacity difference, but also because of efficiency. The V8 is a very inefficient engine in it's standard form.

The I6 whilst not brilliant, is significantly better than the V8.

If you're on a budget the I6 is the way as it's far cheaper to modify up to a certain point.

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Old 11-13-2003, 01:59   #9 (permalink)
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Re: What to buy????? EL XR6 or XR8?

whats the quality of the 8 vs the quality of the 6.

is the 8 a crappy motor or is it just the fact that it uses more petty
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Old 11-13-2003, 02:08   #10 (permalink)
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I'll go for XR6, cheaper to run, cheaper to mod and easier to work with even though I miss a V8's exhaust note.......
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