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Old 21 September 2009, 10:40   #11
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Would always go for an auto. So much easier to manoeuvre slowly and carefully. Just make sure the 'box is up to it though.
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Old 21 September 2009, 12:09   #12
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It is the V6, 10-12mpg????
Feck that for lark!
See what else is about I think. Thanks lads.
Yeh that bad even the v8 disco does around 20.

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Old 21 September 2009, 12:57   #13
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Years ago I was loaned a 3l V6 for a week when the 2.8 Diesel I had was in for some warranty work to be carried out.

It was a bit thirsty, I remember thinking it would have been cheaper to have hired a Diesel.

I'm told the 3.5l V6 is a lot better however.

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Old 21 September 2009, 14:06   #14
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Get about 13 mpg out of my Jeep Cherokee. 4.0l petrol auto. It must be spraying unburnt fuel straight out the exhaust to use so much
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Old 21 September 2009, 15:09   #15
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I switched to Autos about 7 years ago - I'd never go back to manual now. I had one of these ;

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2003-HYUNDAI-S...d=p3286.c0.m14

for a few years . Pulled everything I could find up our local wet slip without blinking. Alot of stuff for the money and getting cheaper by the day- but dont expect to sell it on for much.

Had 3 more since then - now on new model 2.2td Auto - just as good and if I drive sensibly can get 40 MPG !
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Old 21 September 2009, 15:14   #16
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The reason I looked at the shogun was you always see old ones still looking mint, 7 seats, and have been told they could even pull a new joke out of chubby brown. I'm after something very cheap as a 2nd car/tow donkey that will mostly spend it's time sat doing nothing. To make it seem like the right thing to do I also need it to be big enough so I can fit most of the kids in.
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Is there anything else for towing? I pull 3.5t (max legal limit), trying to catch 2nd with a manual on a hill with that lot behind you takes a bit of skill.
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Auto every time for me went to LR factory last week and they reacon the new D4 gets max torque from around 1200 reves and thats 425 bhp 30 mpg as well.
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Auto every time for me went to LR factory last week and they reacon the new D4 gets max torque from around 1200 reves and thats 425 bhp 30 mpg as well.
That'll be 30mpg at a constant 56.364mph.
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Auto every time for me went to LR factory last week and they reacon the new D4 gets max torque from around 1200 reves and thats 425 bhp 30 mpg as well.
The diesel is 244hp and 600nm or about 440ft lbs. In the Jag the engine makes about 270hp so watch out for the D4 chips soon!!!
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