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 Post subject: EL XR8 fuel consumption
Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:56 am 
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Ok im thinking of buying an ELXR8 but not 100% if its going to kill me with petrol or id go the XR6, but i love the grunt.

So how much a poeple paying weekly on petrol? 70? 80? 90?$$

id just like to know on average what there like

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:20 am 
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i have a NL v8 which is kinda the same, and i live in a country area so things arent that close, varys from 15k drive to 75k and i would say she chews about 70$ a fortnite but i am a granny driver, id say if u drive her flat out ull be flat out of cash.... :),
but id recomend a V8 over a i6 purely because it sounds nicer.. mmmm (imagins sound n drools)

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:08 am 
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I run mine only on Ultimate 98 and my last tank I ran quite empty and got 620ks and it cost me $100 to fill up at $1.42 p/l.

That is about 70% round town type driving and 30% country Ks.

I would normally get about 500-550ks per tank.
Oh yeah mines also a manual 185kw version.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:15 am 
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depends on how you drive them, the i6 will drink just as much when driven hard

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 fule consumtion
Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:26 am 
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id just like to know on average what there like

Thanks.[/quote]

I gave mine to my son. When I drove it it got 11.5 L/100Km average but with his driving habits it gets 12.5 L/100Km average. We both got the same on trips which was around 10 L/100Km however on a recent long trip he claimed considerably better than this around 9. In general driving he gets about 500 or so km before he fills up the tank (68lt tank) . Obviously the tank is not dry when he fills up. power wise there is stuff al difference between the six and the eight but the eight has more torque and there is nothing like the feel of an eight.
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 fule consumtion
Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:17 pm 
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paulhowes wrote:
it it got 11.5 L/100Km average but with his driving habits it gets 12.5 L/100Km average.


I wish I could get that kind of milage out of mine, mine never drops below 15l/100 except on trips and even then never below 13
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:58 pm 
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Timmeh you have an el xr8 and a ef xr6

How do they compare is the 8 THAT much of a difference? as in a weekly cost?
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:04 pm 
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If it was deciding over an XR6 to an XR8 based on fuel consumption. I'd definately be going the 8.
They will basically be indentical.
My manual 8 Used less (when stock) that my old mans Auto 6.
Defiantely go the 8, if its a nice car.
I spend around $80 a week and get about 350-400km to a tank, but that aint stock either, so they're not as bad as you might think.
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:08 pm 
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I have an EF 8 Manual, and I get about 400km to the tank. I have similar mods to EL XR8 though. Its not stock.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:17 pm 
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Having had 2 sixes bfore my 8, you do notice the minor rise in fuel consumption, but its really not a great deal, these days with the price of fuel it's a much of muchness, and if you end up modding your six so much to be like a v8 that it will like pertrol anyway.. nothing in it, buy the v8.. i wish i was getting those kinds of fuel figures, 450-500kms.. etc

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:22 am 
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JaSeY wrote:
Timmeh you have an el xr8 and a ef xr6

How do they compare is the 8 THAT much of a difference? as in a weekly cost?


Yes there is a bit. My EF XR6 can get 700+kms out of a tank but usually around 600-650ks.

On average the 6 gets about 150ks more out of tank than the 8.

Both are manuals and both are only filled Ultimate 98.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:29 pm 
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will depend alot on teh car.
My EB 6 got 12l/100. untill i fiddled with it and it rose to about 14-15 per 100kms

EB V8 got 14.5L/100
my EL 6 gets 14.5L/100

I wish i still had a 8.
last car was a 8 on lpg (XD). I miss the mere $30 per tank of lpg :(

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:24 pm 
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Jase wrote:
I miss the mere $30 per tank of lpg :(

Ha, I remember the days when I could fill the LPG tank from completely empty and pay only $14. These days, those memories are enough to make you cry.

 

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