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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by B.M. View Post
    Well according to my maths you’re doing about 33 mpg which I’d call good for a petrol, but I’d be expecting a bit more, say 38 mpg for a Diesel. Naturally, weight and loading are a factor so there are variables like a roofrack.
    We don't have a roof rack but we do have a 100 litre fresh water tank that is filled each time before we go out and, of course, we will have a full tank of fuel - at least 70 litres, plus clothing and food for two adults. We drink some of that water but then some goes into the waste water tank from cooking and washing, so I suppose we'd have a fair weight in fuel and water.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Asked SWMBO to check - she is excellent at maths - and she worked out almost the same.

    Perhaps it may be made a little bit more credible when you know that it has a 2.4 litre 6 speed manual and that is on the open road, not around town.
    i would expect a modern 2.4 diesel 6 speed ute, with minimal load to do that well. no chance in hell of a motorhome with water tanks etc and the aerodynamics of a brick.
    i suspect you have left some fuel out of the calculation or got a big tail wind.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    I think the toyota van with a roof rack I drive for work does a little better than that on the open road generally when it's not loaded up too much so it seems believable and fairly good to me.
    A lot depends on your right foot of course. I'm not really sure what the van averages on the open road though, it is mostly used around town and with a load on. Seems to get a bit over 500km out of 60l of fuel around town. I might remember to switch the computer to show fuel consumption and see if I can get a better Idea next time I go on the open road.
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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    Well my diesel Ranger 2012 spec has an 80l tank. Around town I get 850Km but on the open road bearing in mind that is SI roads not motorways I get 1000Km from a tank

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    Default Re: Is this a good kilometerage per litre?

    keep in mind when measuring distance, it depends on how thats done. speedo is affected by tire size, especially if you have aftermarket rims. but also wear makes the tire smaller. that all changes what the fuel consumption read out is.
    as above, the type of road makes a big difference. long straight roads compared to "nothing but corners" roads.
    as i found a little while ago, wind direction can make a big difference especially with poor aerodynamic vehicles like campers.
    i towed a load for work. going along the water front i was foot to the floor struggling to get to 80km/h. fuel usage excessive of 30l/100km. once i got down the end and headed inland away from the wind it wasn't to bad.
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