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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:42 am 
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I drove up to Albury last weekend.

First, I filled up at Bunker Hill Shell with ULP. By the time I was cruising up the Hume Highway @ 110km/h, the trip computer range managed to climb up to 706km.

At one stage, combining the range and trip meter, I could cover a distance of 792kms on the highway.

Got home to Albury, distance covered so far was 270 kms. 10 kms was covered around town, seeing family and the odd errand or two.

Heading back to Melbourne, range started to go down, then back up again as soon I was on the Hume Highway.

Went to work monday morning. To work and back is 31 kms.

The trip meter had read a distance of 635.7kms since last resest. Range left on t/c was 93kms.

Fuel used to fill up the car again was 56.30 Ltrs. After discount of 4c/L, cost to fill was $60.35.

I did not use Citylink, I did have to stop at Fitzroy sunday afternoon and make my way back home down punt road.

Therefore on a good steady highway run, I was using 8.8 L/100 kms.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:58 am 
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Yeah thats what Falcons should be at on the highway, about 9L/100km
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Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 5:56 pm 
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Yeah not bad. Driving from Port Augusta to Horsham, 730kms. Trip computer claimed I had another 140k's to go, gauge was still above 1/4. So if you can believe the trip computer I'd have got 870 out of a tank. :)

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:21 pm 
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That sounds about right to me for a Falcon on the highway.

I've got over 800km out of a tank of mine, N/A.
My dad just averaged more than 700km's out of tank all the way to and from QLD last week, (EL Fairmont Ghia)
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Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:01 pm 
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Yeah i had mine on 9.3 L/100 on the highway.

But i just made a PB for around town... 13.9/100!! :lol: :roll:

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:29 pm 
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That is why I am not going to put LPG on my car. The fuel is the best.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:05 pm 
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my au3 dedicated gas, does 700 km around town per tank, works out to cost about $45 for 700km. petrol would be easy $100+.

go lpg.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:30 pm 
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suprised to see that your falcons sit on 9lt / 100km on the freeway, my auto EF fairmiont always sits on 7 at 100km/h, thats according to the trip computer.
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Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:45 pm 
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Who the hell cares about fuel economy? If you and I cared about fuel economy, we'd buy Hyundai's!!!
We're interested in power, that's why we have Falcon's.
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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:22 am 
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hewheh i wish my econ was that good

im lucky to get 11/100kms country!!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:43 am 
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ha i get great economy.... ~24l/100km mostly country. that at top of list atm, thankfully its gas and doesnt cost an arm and a leg, just and arm.

In my fathers au ghia, we were playing with the trip meter thing and got it to read 2 litres/100km. lol. driving @ 40kph.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:23 pm 
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In my 6cyl fairlane I had 8.5L/100km all the way upto albury and all the way back, climate control on whole way also.. Seems normal for that type of car.

Not that I really care; as you can see I upgraded to FBT which gets around 9L/100km sydney to melb with climate control on.. not bad; just dont drive round town hehe

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:40 pm 
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Disco Frank wrote:
hewheh i wish my econ was that good

im lucky to get 11/100kms country!!


Driving at 200 km/hr does that frank!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:11 pm 
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Smackdown wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
hewheh i wish my econ was that good

im lucky to get 11/100kms country!!


Driving at 200 km/hr does that frank!


hahahahah

no at 200 it is more liek 20/100kms !!!!

11/100 is on the speedlimit! :(

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:57 am 
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my record is 850 km.... sydney to ballina 1 tank, stops only for fuel, driving late at night, easy acceleration... its an awesome feeling hey! im aiming for the border next time

 

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