"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
> On or around Mon, 24 Oct 2005 01:20:49 GMT, "Hi-Soft"
> <email@example.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 :
> 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
> 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.
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)