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Old 11 May 2008, 13:30   #41
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I usually get about 230 miles to a tankful from my D2 V8 auto but that is mostly around town. With a bit of a run included, it can easily crack 300 miles to the tankful, there aren't enough roads here for me to be bothered about doing a long run for a whole tankful to figure out what you would get using a whole tank at cruising speed but I would think 350+ ought to be possible.
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Old 23 May 2008, 18:12   #42
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I usually get about 230 miles to a tankful from my D2 V8 auto but that is mostly around town. With a bit of a run included, it can easily crack 300 miles to the tankful, there aren't enough roads here for me to be bothered about doing a long run for a whole tankful to figure out what you would get using a whole tank at cruising speed but I would think 350+ ought to be possible.
I'm starting to think that my D1 V8 is positively economical. I have the 3.9 V8 XS and get about 260 miles to 80 litres and I am not one to drive economically. It sounds very sexy but very very costly to run. Thinking about a LPG conv but not sure it is worth it for a P reg car! Would I change her - no...
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Dont trust the trip recorder...

I've a nasty feeling my speedo and odometer are way off the mark after using TomTom and my marine gps on the dashboard.

I used this for my last trip to Swanage with the Landrover V8 3.5 110CSW, works out to about 15 mpg (2 people back loaded up and towing out Delta 1.2 tonnes)
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GPS is not very accurate at measuring distance unless it is a straight road.

The Police used to have measured miles in certain places to calibrate their instruments - haven't seen one for a while though.
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GPS is not very accurate at measuring distance unless it is a straight road.

The Police used to have measured miles in certain places to calibrate their instruments - haven't seen one for a while though.
I reckon the breadcrumb trail/track log is quite accurate - my eTrex seems to be anyway.

Waypoint to waypoint would only work in a straight line though
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Old 18 June 2008, 16:54   #46
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Well my girlfirend loves it - other drivers are terrified of it -
thats because drivers around you are scared you are going to break down in front of them and cause a hazzard!!
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thats because drivers around you are scared you are going to break down in front of them and cause a hazzard!!
Nah I leave that to drivers of lesser 4x4s!!!
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thats because drivers around you are scared you are going to break down in front of them and cause a hazzard!!
lol!!!

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Just shows how crap these surveys are - Kia more reliable than Audi???
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Just shows how crap these surveys are - Kia more reliable than Audi???
So you're a badge snob?

Foe example, I've had very reliable cars from Hyundai, my next door neighbour has a Hyundai which she thinks is great. Not a "prestige" brand, but very reliable in my experience. I've never driven a Kia though, have you had a bad experience with one?
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