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Old 22 February 2015, 13:54   #1
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Land Rover Defender towing mpg

I'm looking at getting a defender 200 and I'm trying to weigh up the pros and cons.

Does anyone know what there like on fuel when towing a rib as I know they poor on fuel mpg in the first place but does it make a massive difference when you stick a boat on the back.
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Old 22 February 2015, 13:57   #2
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Land Rover Defender towing mpg

What do you mean 200
Do you mean the old 200 tdi
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What do you mean 200
200tdi?

They're around 30mpg, towing a few less obviously depending of trailer weight!
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30mpg is not too bad then I guess.

I get 30mpg with our Eco Skoda yeti but I'm worried I may kill the clutch or gearbox with anymore fruity launch or recoveries and being only 2wd looses traction very easily.
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I have a Defender 130 with the 2.4 ford transit engine doesn't seem to matter if towing or solo it still does 25 to 30 mpg
The only time you use a lot of fuel is if you bury your foot on a motorway
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200 tdi is getting old now and was only good for 28mpg in a 110 when I had one 15 years ago and they were much younger (less worn).
They are going to be a money pit now like all old landys, lots of fixing things.
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25mpg "on tow" is a real world figure for the 300TDi, dunno about the 200 - prolly not much in it.

Sore on the @rse and spine on the road.

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200 tdi is getting old now and was only good for 28mpg in a 110 when I had one 15 years ago and they were much younger (less worn).
They are going to be a money pit now like all old landys, lots of fixing things.
Yup!
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200 tdi is getting old now and was only good for 28mpg in a 110 when I had one 15 years ago and they were much younger (less worn).
28 was good. 24-25 average around these parts (hilly) , less with weight behind.

30mpg would be a miracle out of any non-current Landy.
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25 towing? I wish. Mine (300Tdi 110 Stn Wagon) does weigh in at 2400kg 'unladen' (for which read only including bits bolted to it!) but only does about 21/22 over a tankful even in normal use.
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