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Old 10-23-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
Hi-Soft
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FUEL CONSUMPTION ???

Can someone enlighten me here ?

I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i (
1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)

According to this site : http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html

They say the 2.5lt V6 uses less fuel than the 1.8 manual in general...!!!

ie 1.8 wagon : city = 13/100, hwy = 8.5/100 ( lt / km)

V6 2.5 wagon : city = 11/100, hwy = 6.5/100


Anyone know if this is right? Since all this time, I've never considered
upgrading from my 1.8lt to the V6 since I always heard that fuel consumtion
was woeful on them...and almost better off going up to a Discovery ...
considering the extra bennifits of space, seating etc..!!!!

If anyone is in the know.. what i'd like to know is fuel figures for the
following ( mainly city driving )

Freelander ( 1998 ) man. wangon 1.8lt :

Freelander ( 2001-2003 ) auto wagon V6 2.5lt :

Discovery S2 ( 2000-2002 Auto 4.0lt :


cheers,
Brian C



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Old 10-24-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: FUEL CONSUMPTION ???


"Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:RFW6f.26035$U51.9795@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Can someone enlighten me here ?
>
> I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i
> ( 1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>
> According to this site :
> http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>
> They say the 2.5lt V6 uses less fuel than the 1.8 manual in general...!!!
>
> ie 1.8 wagon : city = 13/100, hwy = 8.5/100 ( lt / km)
>
> V6 2.5 wagon : city = 11/100, hwy = 6.5/100
>
>
> Anyone know if this is right? Since all this time, I've never considered
> upgrading from my 1.8lt to the V6 since I always heard that fuel
> consumtion was woeful on them...and almost better off going up to a
> Discovery ... considering the extra bennifits of space, seating etc..!!!!
>
> If anyone is in the know.. what i'd like to know is fuel figures for the
> following ( mainly city driving )
>
> Freelander ( 1998 ) man. wangon 1.8lt :
>
> Freelander ( 2001-2003 ) auto wagon V6 2.5lt :
>
> Discovery S2 ( 2000-2002 Auto 4.0lt :
>
>
> cheers,
> Brian C
>
>
>

In the Freelander Range I understand the most economical (re fuel
consumption) is the TD4. These are available from late '00 when they
switched to the BMW common rail diesel engine. My 5Dr TD4 returns close to
40mpg overall (without any towing) but I chose the TD4 option for different
reasons.

Richard


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Old 10-24-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: FUEL CONSUMPTION ???

2002 Disco V8 Auto - 16L/100Km on daily Blue Mountians/North Ryde run.
Combination of slow-ish motorway and W.Sydney.

Boz

"Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:RFW6f.26035$U51.9795@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Can someone enlighten me here ?
>
> I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i
> ( 1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>
> According to this site :
> http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>
> They say the 2.5lt V6 uses less fuel than the 1.8 manual in general...!!!
>
> ie 1.8 wagon : city = 13/100, hwy = 8.5/100 ( lt / km)
>
> V6 2.5 wagon : city = 11/100, hwy = 6.5/100
>
>
> Anyone know if this is right? Since all this time, I've never considered
> upgrading from my 1.8lt to the V6 since I always heard that fuel
> consumtion was woeful on them...and almost better off going up to a
> Discovery ... considering the extra bennifits of space, seating etc..!!!!
>
> If anyone is in the know.. what i'd like to know is fuel figures for the
> following ( mainly city driving )
>
> Freelander ( 1998 ) man. wangon 1.8lt :
>
> Freelander ( 2001-2003 ) auto wagon V6 2.5lt :
>
> Discovery S2 ( 2000-2002 Auto 4.0lt :
>
>
> cheers,
> Brian C
>
>
>



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Old 10-24-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: FUEL CONSUMPTION ???

wow...that's not nearly as bad as I thought it may have been !

We really have our heart set of upgrading to a newer 4 lt auto Disco...but
were concerned about the fuel... we did own one years ago...but didn't
remember it being all that bad...though that was a manual 3.5 lt..

I guess we are also tossing around the idea of an LPG conversion...but with
the limited anual kms we travel ( approx 10,000 ), it is a fine line as to
if it's worth it or not..

Apparently the LPG kit for the Series 2 is around $3500-$4000... So you can
see it would take a few years to recoupe such an out lay....

Anyone else got thoughts on this ?


cheers,
Brian C


"Ian Boswell" <ian_boswell_spam_me_not@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> 2002 Disco V8 Auto - 16L/100Km on daily Blue Mountians/North Ryde run.
> Combination of slow-ish motorway and W.Sydney.
>
> Boz
>
> "Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:RFW6f.26035$U51.9795@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> Can someone enlighten me here ?
>>
>> I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i
>> ( 1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>>
>> According to this site :
>> http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>>
>> They say the 2.5lt V6 uses less fuel than the 1.8 manual in
>> general...!!!
>>
>> ie 1.8 wagon : city = 13/100, hwy = 8.5/100 ( lt / km)
>>
>> V6 2.5 wagon : city = 11/100, hwy = 6.5/100
>>
>>
>> Anyone know if this is right? Since all this time, I've never considered
>> upgrading from my 1.8lt to the V6 since I always heard that fuel
>> consumtion was woeful on them...and almost better off going up to a
>> Discovery ... considering the extra bennifits of space, seating etc..!!!!
>>
>> If anyone is in the know.. what i'd like to know is fuel figures for the
>> following ( mainly city driving )
>>
>> Freelander ( 1998 ) man. wangon 1.8lt :
>>
>> Freelander ( 2001-2003 ) auto wagon V6 2.5lt :
>>
>> Discovery S2 ( 2000-2002 Auto 4.0lt :
>>
>>
>> cheers,
>> Brian C
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 10-24-2005, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: FUEL CONSUMPTION ???

On or around Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:20:49 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
<bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

>Can someone enlighten me here ?
>
>I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i (
>1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>
>According to this site : http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>


The 1.8 petrol engine is crap, and the vehicle is a bit heavy for it.

either of the diesels is a better choice, the TD4 is best, the original
diesel is not too bad but not as good as the TD4.

the 2.5 V6 is fast but drinks juice if you use all the power, by most
accounts.
--
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Too Busy: Your mind is like a motorway. Sometimes it can be jammed by
too much traffic. Avoid the jams by never using your mind on a
Bank Holiday weekend.
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Old 10-24-2005, 14:10   #6 (permalink)
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"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:20:49 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>Can someone enlighten me here ?
>>
>>I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i (
>>1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>>
>>According to this site :
>>http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>>

>
> The 1.8 petrol engine is crap, and the vehicle is a bit heavy for it.
>
> either of the diesels is a better choice, the TD4 is best, the original
> diesel is not too bad but not as good as the TD4.
>
> the 2.5 V6 is fast but drinks juice if you use all the power, by most
> accounts.
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
> Too Busy: Your mind is like a motorway. Sometimes it can be jammed by
> too much traffic. Avoid the jams by never using your mind on a
> Bank Holiday weekend.
> from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.


Hi....

I have the V6 Freelander ES, 2.5 litre (X reg 2000) ........ around town,
fairly flat roads, I usually get 15 mpg, on a motorway run, nice and steady,
I get 25 mpg.

Whether this is normal, I'm not sure, but seems to correspond to the figures
in the Freelander handbook..

Had I known it was this thirsty, I'd have probably thought twice. I actually
'upgraded' from a 3 litre Supra 220bhp, tons faster, but was getting far far
better mileage from that, is the Freelanders poor mpg something to do with
permanent 4 wheel drive maybe?

Brian (Huddersfield, West York's)


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Old 10-25-2005, 02:03   #7 (permalink)
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"Horse.trader" <horse.trader@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
> news:sbmpl1p4fedtmpfkm8po35kuek77rips2u@4ax.com...
>> On or around Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:20:49 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
>> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:
>>


Snip

> is the Freelanders poor mpg something to do with permanent 4 wheel drive
> maybe?


No ......... not at all the BMW TD4 proves that ......... the V6 has always
been crap in this respect.

Richard


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Old 10-25-2005, 14:01   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, Richard, but one is diesel, one is petrol..........



"Richard" <richctemail-sexynewsgroups@yahooknickers.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "Horse.trader" <horse.trader@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:CYa7f.13406$65.7651@newsfe6-win.ntli.net...
>>
>> "Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
>> news:sbmpl1p4fedtmpfkm8po35kuek77rips2u@4ax.com...
>>> On or around Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:20:49 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
>>> <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:
>>>

>
> Snip
>
>> is the Freelanders poor mpg something to do with permanent 4 wheel drive
>> maybe?

>
> No ......... not at all the BMW TD4 proves that ......... the V6 has
> always been crap in this respect.
>
> Richard
>
>



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Old 10-27-2005, 17:01   #9 (permalink)
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Not only do I not understand what a freelander is all this metric stuff is
sending my crazy miles per imperial gallon please..


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"Hi-Soft" <bjcanham-nospam-@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:RFW6f.26035$U51.9795@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> Can someone enlighten me here ?
>
> I just checked some statistics on fuel consumption : Freelander wagon i (
> 1.8lt ) vs Freelander wangon V6 (2.5lt)
>
> According to this site :

http://www.greenhouse.gov.au/fuelguide/search.html
>
> They say the 2.5lt V6 uses less fuel than the 1.8 manual in general...!!!
>
> ie 1.8 wagon : city = 13/100, hwy = 8.5/100 ( lt / km)
>
> V6 2.5 wagon : city = 11/100, hwy = 6.5/100
>
>
> Anyone know if this is right? Since all this time, I've never considered
> upgrading from my 1.8lt to the V6 since I always heard that fuel

consumtion
> was woeful on them...and almost better off going up to a Discovery ...
> considering the extra bennifits of space, seating etc..!!!!
>
> If anyone is in the know.. what i'd like to know is fuel figures for the
> following ( mainly city driving )
>
> Freelander ( 1998 ) man. wangon 1.8lt :
>
> Freelander ( 2001-2003 ) auto wagon V6 2.5lt :
>
> Discovery S2 ( 2000-2002 Auto 4.0lt :
>
>
> cheers,
> Brian C
>
>
>



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