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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:34 pm 
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Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

my daily car... i drive EVERYwhere

mainly coz its got LPG


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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:01 pm 
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Location: Bayswater
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I drive mine daily but only clock up about 250km a week and its on gas too so it cost f..k all to run.

The misses drives the Au3 gas wagon daily and does about 700km a week, It has amazing fuel econ. so if we do a trip we use that. its also quiet and standard height so its very comfortable compared to my lowered and loud nf2 v8.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:28 pm 
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My XR8 used to be a daily driver, until the time I killed the heads... so I bought the fairmont to drive around in while I was rebuilding the engine.

Still have the fairmont, but I do drive the XR into work about once or twice a month.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:13 am 
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Ride: Ef fairmont V8

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

all day every day mate
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:35 pm 
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Ride: BA mk11 XR6T UTE ,v8 fairmont gh

Location: perth
WA, Australia

Yep the ef v8 is my daily driver now, funny though cos the 97 pathfinder used to be, but with the price of diesel I might as well enjoy the ford 24/7
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:11 pm 
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Location: scumerville
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My xc gxl is daily driven, on gas, cheaper to run than a four cylinder.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Yeh, mine's driven daily ATM. Had it for 26 Months.
Been daily driven the last 12.
One thing i've noticed is my driving habits have changed.
When i used to jump in it for fun i'd be averaging 20Ltrs/100km.
Now i drive it daily it's overall average for the last 20,000km's is 14Ltrs/100km.
That's cruising and the odd flogging combined.
On a highway trip i got 10.3 From Narellan to Foster and back.
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:00 pm 
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Ride: BA Ford Fairlane V8

Location: Lower Hunter Valley
NSW, Australia

I drive mine all the time, 120km round trip to work and back.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:41 pm 
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Location: sydney
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im building up a 2door XC at the moment. It has a V8 351. I used to drive it on a regular basis, but then bought a stock rough 6 cyl XP (170 cubic inch 6) to get round in. I found it more efficient to just have one car and a higher fuel bill, rather than upkeep on two cars. But i live in the country, it hardly used to see full on traffic, apart from a city cruise on a saturday night. When it is finished, it will be a daily driver again.
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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Ride: ef XR8 / xe fairmont ghia 393.

Location: clare valley
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mine i guess u could say is a bit more of a daily driver...

i drive 230 kms 6 days of the week... but its all rite coz i start so early its only ever a 45 minute trip there then another 45 on the way home...

its all rite tho because woke love paying me .55c a kilometer for fuel... ahh the proifits

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:37 pm 
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Ride: EFII 5.8 NOS TerroristGhia

Power: 274 rwkw

Location: Sydney Australia
NSW, Australia

The 5.0 is my only driver, and its my daily driver. Work is less than 10 mins away, 3 by train and 15 on foot. I dont garage it cause i live in the city and dont have a damn garage. It gets washed every week, and well looked after. When the 427 goes in i will have to look at relocating to some where with a garage, as i couldn't stand it if it went walkabout, but thats me. On a recent trip up to grafton, it averaged 9.3l/100k and that was playing with a few stints to 120. So i am more than happy with economy, although driving it to work is killing me with a tank and a half a week.
Brett

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:47 pm 
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tank and half a week...god damn!!

why u putting a 427 in, isnt it turbo'd or the sort allready??

although a 427 in it would be sweet as, imagine the torque!!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:09 pm 
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Nope, no turbo for me, Just 5.0 basic litres of injected Windsor on Nitrous, but i want 10's with no gas so am going big cube windsor. What can i see
Brett

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:12 pm 
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Location: Newy
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nitro, thats what i was thinking!!! love to be in the car with nitro on there, always wanted toe in carwith it, just to get the feelof how it goes...

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:25 pm 
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Location: Brisbane
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v8fordman351 wrote:
yep i rack up 600k a week in a v8 wether its in the xr or the trusty old eb gas burner either way me and the wife both run the v8s everyday the day i cant afford to run them ill eat less lol


Well said! Who cares about the fuel thing. If you love your V8 nothing else matters!

 

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