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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:24 pm 
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hey, quick question for anyone that may know....i got a 6cyl EL, but thinking of going to an 8cyl EL, does anyone know how many kms out of a tank you get with the 8?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Depends how you drive it. I own a an ef 8 and continous highway use I get around 10.2L/100K/s , around town in 50K zone I get about 16.5L/100K/s but depends on your right foot.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:41 pm 
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Yeh, well i do a lil high way sort of driven, but mostly back an forward between work an home...but i do drive real easy, not one to take off from tha lights randomly...i know that it will use more fuel being 8cyl just curious on the milage :)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:48 pm 
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Like revhead said. :)

My EF returned 10.2/100km on BP Ultimate on a 1000km trip last weekend.

Around town it varies from 14-17/100, but you really have to drive easy to get the lower consumption.

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:54 pm 
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yeh its fairly the same with 6cyl...is it worth going the extra 2cyl an getting the 8? im mostly looking to have a few extra kilowat to play with, an the awsum 8cyl sound....

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:55 pm 
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Mike whow much fun is it when you get someone in the car with you asking about fuel economy and on the instant fuel use screen you can show 99L/100 from standing start then laugh at the jaw drop.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:56 pm 
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Both the i6 & V8 drink with a heavy foot, I drive my V8 Lane to work on 2 motorways 5 days a week & I spend $70 p/w on juice and do about 72kms in a return trip, if driving a V8 in bumper to bumper/stop start traffic the V8 really drinks the juice.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:59 pm 
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70 p/w is pretty good....is that just to and from work?

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:00 pm 
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An 8 EL? Dont waste your time, their not that much better, they do weigh more and the resale wont be as good (exp. as time goes on). Plus paperwork costs, not worth it.

Save and get a Lotus Elise :)

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:07 pm 
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yeh resale of it wont be much but dats why im lookin at buying one coz there so cheap atm...you think just a EL turbo will be alot cheaper/easier?
i know it wont break the bank with insurrence haha

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:07 pm 
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Mike whow much fun is it when you get someone in the car with you asking about fuel economy and on the instant fuel use screen you can show 99L/100 from standing start then laugh at the jaw drop.


LOL!

Stocky V8s are pretty pointless when you think about it. But I just LOVE the sound and torque that a 6 just can't deliver. It's a pleasure to drive every day. Cut back on the beers and petrol cost isn't an issue.

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:08 pm 
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Lotus elise. I know its been a while but I'm sure a few of us nearly sucsefuly launched one of these from the slow lane into to the paddock last oberon run.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:12 pm 
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yeh well theres one reason i wonted an 8, to put the right exhaust system on it would go down nice when im on the way to work at 6:30 in the morn... lol poor neighbours

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:14 pm 
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V8 Ghia Mike wrote:
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Mike whow much fun is it when you get someone in the car with you asking about fuel economy and on the instant fuel use screen you can show 99L/100 from standing start then laugh at the jaw drop.


LOL!

Stocky V8s are pretty pointless when you think about it. But I just LOVE the sound and torque that a 6 just can't deliver. It's a pleasure to drive every day. Cut back on the beers and petrol cost isn't an issue.

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6's are fairly easy to get cheep extra power if you own an older 8 it's because you want an 8. No other way to put it.

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:21 pm 
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yeh well you can bold in an turbo on a six and its still gonna be good on fuel untill you give it more pedal....an also do some internals get a few extra...but yeh as you say about owning an 8, its more about just being able to say, yeh i own an 8 cyl

 

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