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 Post subject: Ba Xr8 fuel econ
Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:08 pm 
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i took my Ba xr8 ute (manual) for its first real drive on the w.e. used cruise control most of the way n got 620 km out of the tank. i was impressed. wanted to see if neone has done similar or better??

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:00 pm 
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Your 19 and you own a BA XR8 ute? goodwork. Hopefully I will be there soon

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:30 pm 
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not sure mate. but a friend of mine has a ba xr8 auto ute. it has been fiddled with and has 20 inch mags on it, it gets around 200 k to a tank with 'spirited' driving.
not sure what he gets out of it now, id imagine its better than that now.
how many litres is the tanks on em?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:29 am 
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I get between 400-550 to a tank in my XR8, but as you have stated when cruise control is on, the economy is substantially better.
They are just so hard not to give em a bit when manual tho'

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:25 am 
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80L tanks in the utes vs 68L for the sedans. 620km does sound pretty good but I guess it could be done if you drive like a granny.. but in that case why do you have a 5.4L V8!

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:30 am 
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i get about 400-450 (city) in my 3v. its easy to get good economy with em when you dont have to stop/start alot, when your in traffic you just watch it go up :|

 

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 Post subject: xr8 fuel economy
Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:54 pm 
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I have a 2003 BA XR8 5spd manual sedan. On highway driving I get around 620k's to the tank. One would hope a ute gets more than that considerong the tank is 20 litres bigger.
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Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:26 am 
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its only 10l bigger, not that it helps :| i do about 5km a week on the highway, so all i ever see is stop starts and its a killer on the fuel

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:58 pm 
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i got a manual 03 xr8 driving to work in sydney im getting 23l/100km, basically week and a half out of a full tank. but as long as i can get to work and drive around on my days off with a tankfull in a week i dont care about economy just love the power and sound

 

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