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Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:06 am 
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Location: canberra
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My Au1 Fairmont ghia got 7.4l/100km on a trip from Canberra to Gold Coast, 4 people full of luggage, Climate control on. The Car only left 4th gear 5 times on a 1100km trip. Also brang a 20lt Jerry so I didn't stop at a petrol station the whole way back. Used 91 ulp.
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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:33 am 
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Ride: NA Series II Fairlane Sportsman

Location: Surrey Downs
SA, Australia

The best economy I got out of my fairlane was from adelaide to melbourne during the middle of the night with the climate control on I got 775 out of the tank using cruise all the way.

The worst I got was Melbourne to Adelaide towing a square box trailer, I got 275kms out of a tank *ouch*

I read the new peugeot diesel did an economy run and averaged 3.3l/100 - got 1800 kms out of the tank...... I would only have to fill my car every seven weeks!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:52 am 
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Ride: LS3 VF

Location: Bunbury
WA, Australia

I just filled up my Turbo Diesel Mondeo for the first time (its a new one i got last week) after 1029km on the tank (67L to till).
Thats an average of 6.7L per 100km.

On a highway run of 400km i averaged 5.2L / 100km. Not bad for a vehicle roughly the same size as an e series.
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Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:29 am 
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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

My dads ef fairmont returned 6.8L per 100 going from Brisbane to Newcaste when we filled it the trip comp said 908Km lol it does about 10.5 around town, and f**k its a freak (power) ef's and au's are awesome on the juice , maybe its a coil pack thing.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:24 am 
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Ride: V8 Falcon, Nissan Patrol

Location: Brisbane, Bouncing off 5800RPM
QLD, Australia

EL Ghia I6 = 18.7Ltrs/100km 75% - 80% highway driving
hehehehehehehe :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
(not stock)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:31 pm 
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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

lol nobby!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:02 pm 
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Ride: AUII Ghia 75th LE, KF 1.8S 5spd

Location: S.E Burbz, Melbourne
VIC, Australia

best i got was from franga to mildura and just made the trip, AU's are s**t on fuel, haha. i think i just made 600k's, all though it does need and oxy sensor, meh, ah well, i only get 350 around town all stop start traffic

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:28 pm 
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Location: mackay
QLD, Australia

got 640km to a tank in the ef xr8

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:21 pm 
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Location: callala bay
NSW, Australia

i got a worked eb and get 1200 kms for a tank and that is city and hiway combined,must be that 5 speed!!!
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:22 pm 
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oh and i pay $1.57 per litre out at my local servo
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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:58 pm 
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Location: Townsville
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hot-04l wrote:
i got a worked eb and get 1200 kms for a tank and that is city and hiway combined,must be that 5 speed!!!


f**k off, dont lie to us, you've got a long range tank havent you

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Power: 132 rwkw

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

well my old s**t box ef gets 600 odd from a tank with a thrash here and there. so if i had lpg working i could get well over 1000km on *two tanks hehe*

 

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 10:02 pm 
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Ride: EB2 Ghia,Mighty Boy,Eb1 Xr8 5spd

Location: ** In the Shed! **
VIC, Australia

I did some maths the other day, and my g/f's getting about 9/100 out of my mighty boy lately, which is pretty s**t considering the size of the car & engine. Maybe it's the larger tyres. Last time the 543cc engine was in, she was averaging 6/100 with the stocko 145/70 12's, i've now got 165/65 13's on the 'boy. Handles heaps better!

Still, on petrol it's more expensive than my EB on LPG to run!

Cheers

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Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:04 pm 
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The economy some of you guys are getting from your falcons are incredible. My old EF did a best of 580km on a highway run before the light cam on. That was auto, 140xxxkm cam, exhaust and intake driving nice. My LS1 managed 720km before the reserve alarm sounded (at the 60l mark) on a country trip to Bunbury and back then some town driving for 2 or 3 days. 6 speeds definately a lot.
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 1:23 pm 
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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia

Power: 132 rwkw

Location: Brisbane
QLD, Australia

i think its the car dude, cos i haev an EL GHIA auto stock with a k&n filter and its a bit wierd, it does around town anywhere from 10 per hundred up to 15 odd..
highway is strange too sometimes it will hover around the 7 - 8 litres per hundred but others its up over 10?
F**k things...
the ef gets good mileage all the time however.

 

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