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 Post subject: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:39 pm 
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I drive an EF Fairmont with an AU motor otherwise stock and I cut the restrictor mouth out of the airbox.

anyway im wondering what other people get out of their cars on the freeway... and city

my ef does 7.4L Per hundred on the freeway as an average and around town/traffic around 11.5
Im really happy with that, Is it normal for these cars to get as good as if not better economy then the latest falcons?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:17 pm 
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my supercharged ed gets 9.5 ltrs per 100kms on freeway and around 14 ltrs per 100kms around city..
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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:54 pm 
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My EL gets about 8.5ltrs per 100k on the highway and around town it sits around 13ltrs per 100k which I think is good considering the size of the car and my driving style :) .
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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:12 pm 
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My EB gets around 20L+ per 100kms around town.
I'd guess around 15L+ highway

Funny thing is im happy with that.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:17 pm 
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mine is on gas. get about 20L per 100kms in town. i do have a heavy right foot to be honest

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:57 am 
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ive used just under 30 litres to go over 210km...so about 14.5/100km
thats all town driving, with a lead foot

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:24 am 
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Lol seems my ef does well, I dont flog my car as much though :P Theres no point flogging it, So slow compared to the DOHC EB lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:00 pm 
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On gas freeway driving my car chews 13.4L/100km and in the city economy drops down to 16.8L/100km.

Even though it feels cheap filling up at the pump, the numbers tell a different story. If LPG and petrol were ever the same price than a worked V8 on petrol would be more economical.
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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:22 pm 
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i get 600-650km out of 80l of gas easy on the hwy and 450-500km city p plater driving..

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:39 pm 
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Mine isnt a 6 (v8 au fairlane) and i am getting better economy than all you guys. I am sitting on about 13.5l/100 combined cycle. On the Highway i get about 9 ish, maybe a bit more, and i accelerate hard almost every where......

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:53 pm 
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AUII VCT Ghia...... very thirsty !!

10.0 litres/100km highway driving

13.5 litres/100km city driving
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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:57 pm 
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EF-MattyB wrote:
Mine isnt a 6 (v8 au fairlane) and i am getting better economy than all you guys. I am sitting on about 13.5l/100 combined cycle. On the Highway i get about 9 ish, maybe a bit more, and i accelerate hard almost every where......



Yes but your 8 doesn't have 800,000kms worth of bore wear.
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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:35 pm 
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xcabbi wrote:
EF-MattyB wrote:
Mine isnt a 6 (v8 au fairlane) and i am getting better economy than all you guys. I am sitting on about 13.5l/100 combined cycle. On the Highway i get about 9 ish, maybe a bit more, and i accelerate hard almost every where......



Yes but your 8 doesn't have 800,000kms worth of bore wear.


Will hit 160k around about thursday/friday. (She's growing up so fast.....)

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:36 pm 
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EF-MattyB wrote:
Mine isnt a 6 (v8 au fairlane) and i am getting better economy than all you guys. I am sitting on about 13.5l/100 combined cycle. On the Highway i get about 9 ish, maybe a bit more, and i accelerate hard almost every where......


cant beat my 7.4L extra urban / 11.5 urban :P it combines under 10L per 100 but its not really a fair comparison v8 heavier car although id be happy with yours doing that!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Whats your fuel economy city/highway?
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:54 pm 
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12 or 13 on the highway and around 18 in town.
Pretty bad I reckon. Need a new o2 and air filter tho. And my idles at 1200rpm.
And im a little bit of a hoon..

Oh. My cars a 92eb s.
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