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 Post subject: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:58 pm 
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Hey im considering getting either an XR6T or XR8. But im not sure which to get. Im actually more concerned with which is more fuel economic. I understand that they both have a 68L tank capacity. But the XR6T runs premium. I guess my question is which one gets more Km's to the dollar?

Some constructive advise would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:47 pm 
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if your worried bout fuel then go with neither!! ive owned both a baxr6t and ba xr8 both manual.but i drove the turbo harder,hence more fuel.but miss my old xr8 too which wasnt that bad on fuel brand new. but why not go the xr8 then put it on gas.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:57 am 
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if you look at what 98 fuel costs (about 10c more than 95 premium) for a 68l tank when fully empty, it will cost you a whole $6.80 extra to fill up, 95 premium to s**t 91 is only a few cents per L,
if it was me id always go with the 98 fuel and just buy 1 less beer when you go out and there you go you have paid for it
as for turbo or V8 i agree with elmattxr, you dont buy a turbo or V8 for fuel economy coz you will alway just put you foot down a little harder coz you can :twisted:
but the turbo has a better economy than the V8 for sure
even a 6 isnt that good on fuel ( just depends how you drive it)

just found this
Fuel consumption: How the Ford FG Falcon compares to its competitors

Six-cylinder engines* Car Engine Power Fuel consumption
Ford Falcon 4.0-litre six-cylinder 195kW 10.5L/100km
Toyota Aurion 3.5-litre V6 200kW 9.9L/100km
Holden Commodore 3.6-litre V6 180kW 10.9L/100km


Performance engines*

Car Engine Power Fuel consumption
Ford Falcon turbo 4.0-litre six-cylinder turbo 270kW 11.7L/100km
Ford Falcon V8 5.4-litre V8 290kW 14.2L/100km
Holden Commodore High Output 3.6-litre V6 195kW 11.3L/100km
Holden Commodore V8 6.0-litre V8 270kW 14.3L/100km
Toyota Aurion S/C 3.5-litre supercharged V6 241kW 10.9L/100km

* ADR 81/01 fuel consumption figures for vehicles fitted with an automatic transmission.

i believe these figures will never be seen in the city unless you drive like a nanna, which being 20 i take it you wont do :wink:


if you just want the Note go a V8 coz your not going to get it any other way, the XR6T has got faster acceleration and a tubro whine but it just doesnt give you that smile you get from a V8
which is why i just brought a new FG XR8 :twisted: bugger the cost of fuel
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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:23 pm 
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Thanks guys. Yer im not actually that fussed on fuel costs it just seemed to be the only thing i couldn't find enough information on when i was comparing the two. I think ill probs with turbo. Thanks for the help.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:00 pm 
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If you buy an XR6T or XR8 and put it on gas in my opinion you would be spoiling a good car. As said if you want economy than you shouldnt buy any of these cars.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:26 am 
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Cant comment on consumption of an XR6T but our BF XR8 Manual can get 13.8L/100km in the city and 10.9L/100km on the highway. That is providing you drive it with a stedy foot. I recon I could get it a little better on the highway if I didnt overtake and sat on 100km/h

Also these figures are not taken from the trip computer avarage its Litres used VS Kms traveled worked out at the bowser.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XR6T vs XR8
Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:17 am 
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XR6T is a great car. the only problem i have had with mine is after an intercooler and heavy dyno tune is that i snappped the crank, speakin to a few people and have found this is a quite common problem (in the manuals).
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