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Old 04-09-2005, 11:01   #1 (permalink)
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Freelander V6 (X reg) How many mpg can I expect?

Having bought a second hand (2000 reg X) V6 Freelander, I seem to be getting
extremely poor miles per gallon. I know it all depends ........ and there
are a lot of variables of course.

Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?

Brian Barwick


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Old 04-09-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Freelander V6 (X reg) How many mpg can I expect?

On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 17:30:38 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
wrote:

>Having bought a second hand (2000 reg X) V6 Freelander, I seem to be getting
>extremely poor miles per gallon. I know it all depends ........ and there
>are a lot of variables of course.
>
>Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?
>
>Brian Barwick
>


according to the book 22.7mpg..


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Old 04-09-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Freelander V6 (X reg) How many mpg can I expect?

>Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?
>


_everyone_ else, AIUI....


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Old 04-10-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Freelander V6 (X reg) How many mpg can I expect?


"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 17:30:38 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Having bought a second hand (2000 reg X) V6 Freelander, I seem to be

getting
> >extremely poor miles per gallon. I know it all depends ........ and there
> >are a lot of variables of course.
> >
> >Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?
> >
> >Brian Barwick
> >

>
> according to the book 22.7mpg..
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.
> --
> _______



Hi Mark......

Thanks for that, believe it or not, that's exactly what I got recently on a
long trip. Mix of motorway and back country roads etc.,

Thought I probably needed a service, I changed from a 3 litre sports car, to
the Freelander, and was getting far better mpg in that....more power too!

Ah well, I do actually like the Freelander, it got me through pretty deep
snow and ice when all other 'cars' got stuck!

Regards


Brian
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Old 04-10-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Freelander V6 (X reg) How many mpg can I expect?

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 07:05:13 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
wrote:

>
>"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
>news:2t8g51l4fv7j8jo0rts8e8ug4vha7peqbo@4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 17:30:38 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >Having bought a second hand (2000 reg X) V6 Freelander, I seem to be

>getting
>> >extremely poor miles per gallon. I know it all depends ........ and there
>> >are a lot of variables of course.
>> >
>> >Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?
>> >
>> >Brian Barwick
>> >

>>
>> according to the book 22.7mpg..
>>
>>
>> Regards.
>> Mark.
>> --
>> _______

>
>
>Hi Mark......
>
>Thanks for that, believe it or not, that's exactly what I got recently on a
>long trip. Mix of motorway and back country roads etc.,
>
>Thought I probably needed a service, I changed from a 3 litre sports car, to
>the Freelander, and was getting far better mpg in that....more power too!
>
>Ah well, I do actually like the Freelander, it got me through pretty deep
>snow and ice when all other 'cars' got stuck!
>
>Regards
>
>
>Brian


I must say I'm personally surprised as I get a similar mpg from my
higely inefficient 20 year old 110 with the aerodynamics of a brick.

Having said that the V6 is, by all accounts, a nice pokey engine.

And if I had to drive something car-like it'd be a tough choice
between a freelander and a saab, but I'd go for the freelander purely
because I like to know that no matter what nature throws at me I can
almost certainly get there. I've driven over and arround fallen trees,
through floods and heavy snow, over sheet-ice roads (literally
ice-rink for miles and miles, I couldn't stand-up so how could I keep
driving? no idea). so for that 'get there no matter what' it's the
green oval every time for me (or mebbe a black oval).

crikey, I may have overdone the coffee this morning......


Regards.
Mark.
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www.markvarleyphoto.co.uk
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:01   #6 (permalink)
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"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
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> On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 07:05:13 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >"MVP" <mr.nice@*nospam*softhome.net> wrote in message
> >news:2t8g51l4fv7j8jo0rts8e8ug4vha7peqbo@4ax.com...
> >> On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 17:30:38 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Having bought a second hand (2000 reg X) V6 Freelander, I seem to be

> >getting
> >> >extremely poor miles per gallon. I know it all depends ........ and

there
> >> >are a lot of variables of course.
> >> >
> >> >Has anyone else with a V6 Freelander experienced poor mileage please?
> >> >
> >> >Brian Barwick
> >> >
> >>
> >> according to the book 22.7mpg..
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards.
> >> Mark.
> >> --
> >> _______

> >
> >
> >Hi Mark......
> >
> >Thanks for that, believe it or not, that's exactly what I got recently on

a
> >long trip. Mix of motorway and back country roads etc.,
> >
> >Thought I probably needed a service, I changed from a 3 litre sports car,

to
> >the Freelander, and was getting far better mpg in that....more power too!
> >
> >Ah well, I do actually like the Freelander, it got me through pretty deep
> >snow and ice when all other 'cars' got stuck!
> >
> >Regards
> >
> >
> >Brian

>
> I must say I'm personally surprised as I get a similar mpg from my
> higely inefficient 20 year old 110 with the aerodynamics of a brick.
>
> Having said that the V6 is, by all accounts, a nice pokey engine.
>
> And if I had to drive something car-like it'd be a tough choice
> between a freelander and a saab, but I'd go for the freelander purely
> because I like to know that no matter what nature throws at me I can
> almost certainly get there. I've driven over and arround fallen trees,
> through floods and heavy snow, over sheet-ice roads (literally
> ice-rink for miles and miles, I couldn't stand-up so how could I keep
> driving? no idea). so for that 'get there no matter what' it's the
> green oval every time for me (or mebbe a black oval).
>
> crikey, I may have overdone the coffee this morning......
>
>
> Regards.
> Mark.
> --
>

Hello Mark......

Yes, I must agree there, I have in the past bought sporty type cars usually
with big engines, but, as I live in the sticks on a hill, I usually get
stuck in the snow for at least 3 days each year, so, thought I'd try a 4
wheel drive, and choose the Freelander.

He had a bad bout of snow here a few weeks ago, so I decided to 'risk'
getting home in the snow, no problems at all, the HDC worked a treat, in
fact so much so, I decided to 'play' and drove round a bit in the
snow...great fun!

I owned a 3 litre Toyota (225bhp) before, excellent car, bags of power, but
lethal in snow and on ice, highy dangerous, but, having said that, on a run
I was getting near to 30+mpg, compared to 22 ish with the V6 Freelander.

I wondered if this was due to permanent 4 wheel drive? Anyway, the
Freelander is lovely to drive, I always wanted an automatic (with leather
heated seats!) now I have one.

Looking in the used car book, these seem to hold their second hand price
too!

Regards


Brian (Golcar, Huddersfield)
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On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 13:06:28 GMT, "b.barwick" <b.barwick@ntlworld.com>
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>> I must say I'm personally surprised as I get a similar mpg from my
>> higely inefficient 20 year old 110 with the aerodynamics of a brick.
>>
>> Having said that the V6 is, by all accounts, a nice pokey engine.
>>
>> And if I had to drive something car-like it'd be a tough choice
>> between a freelander and a saab, but I'd go for the freelander purely
>> because I like to know that no matter what nature throws at me I can
>> almost certainly get there. I've driven over and arround fallen trees,
>> through floods and heavy snow, over sheet-ice roads (literally
>> ice-rink for miles and miles, I couldn't stand-up so how could I keep
>> driving? no idea). so for that 'get there no matter what' it's the
>> green oval every time for me (or mebbe a black oval).
>>
>> crikey, I may have overdone the coffee this morning......
>>
>>
>> Regards.
>> Mark.
>> --
>>

>Hello Mark......
>
>Yes, I must agree there, I have in the past bought sporty type cars usually
>with big engines, but, as I live in the sticks on a hill, I usually get
>stuck in the snow for at least 3 days each year, so, thought I'd try a 4
>wheel drive, and choose the Freelander.
>
>He had a bad bout of snow here a few weeks ago, so I decided to 'risk'
>getting home in the snow, no problems at all, the HDC worked a treat, in
>fact so much so, I decided to 'play' and drove round a bit in the
>snow...great fun!
>
>I owned a 3 litre Toyota (225bhp) before, excellent car, bags of power, but
>lethal in snow and on ice, highy dangerous, but, having said that, on a run
>I was getting near to 30+mpg, compared to 22 ish with the V6 Freelander.
>
>I wondered if this was due to permanent 4 wheel drive? Anyway, the
>Freelander is lovely to drive, I always wanted an automatic (with leather
>heated seats!) now I have one.
>
>Looking in the used car book, these seem to hold their second hand price
>too!
>
>Regards
>
>
>Brian (Golcar, Huddersfield)


My first car was when I left the army in '96 was an '84 hard top 110,
a bit of a slug, as I was doing alot of motorway milage I then went to
a MK3 granada cosworth (ooo yea). then I moved to cornwall and had a
few old diesel cars, finally made it back to a land rover (another '84
diesel, csw this time) and I'm hooked good and proper, hoping to
trade-up to a V8 disco this summer (auto, mebbe leather).
The wife drives a saab turbo and it's a fantastic car, very fast and a
pleasure to drive, but in less than ideal conditions I feel much
better in my land rover.
All land rovers seem to hold their value well, only the ones with a
bit of engine-trouble in their reputation struggle (such as P38 range
rovers). Land Rovers, like my wifes saab, have a 'last forever'
quality about them that's frighteningly lacking in most modern
vehicles, and I like to look at vehicles as a long-term acquisition.

4wd systems do increase fuel consumption but I doubt that it's
noticable, 'enthusiastic' driving is the main reason for increased
fuel consumption, also auto's are higher usually.

My sister is soon buying a freelander, she's always loved going for a
'bounce around' in my land rovers and she fancies a small car-like
example, probably a 1.8 petrol as she can't quite stretch to a TD4,
and prefers petrol.


Regards.
Mark.
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