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Old 9th-July-2004, 23:13
Eric Hall
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Default Re: Freelander mpg

I've just bought a freelander myself and seem to get about 25 mpg. This is
lower than i'd expected and so I've looked into an LPG conversion.
This runs at about 1800quid but will save about 600 annually doing 10000
miles. As I intend keeping the vehicle for a number of years it will give me
a good saving.

If you are interested type " LPG conversion " into google for more info

"Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in message
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> "QrizB" <qrizb@dev.null> wrote in message
> news:40eeea78.3035656@news.easynews.com...
> > On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:46:20 +0000 (UTC), "Lofty"
> > <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
> > >
> > >What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a

> Freelander
> > >diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
> > >
> > >I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to

switch
> to
> > >a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel consumption on

any
> > >new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I currently get from

the
> T5.
> >
> > Either should do better than 22 mpg, although the petrol won't beat it
> > by much. The V6 (which you haven't mentioned) won't beat it at all.
> >
> > TD4: low to mid 30s.
> > 1.8: mid to high 20s.
> > V6: low 20s.
> >
> > --
> > QrizB
> >
> > "On second thought, let's not go to Z'Ha'Dum. It is a silly place."

>
>
> Thanks, thats very helpful.
>
> I didn't mention the V6 as I had kind of dismissed that on the basis it
> would be thirsty.
>
>



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Old 9th-July-2004, 23:28
Neil Myers
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"Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in
news:ccmp5s$1pm$1@hercules.btinternet.com:

>
> I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
> What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a
> Freelander diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
>
> I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to
> switch to a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel
> consumption on any new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I
> currently get from the T5.
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Lofty
>
>


Getting around 39-41mpg on our 2001 TD4 (manual). That's doing around 40
miles per day mainly rural B-roads weekdays, and perhaps 60 miles per
week urban.


Neil
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Old 9th-July-2004, 23:28
Neil Myers
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"Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in
news:ccmp5s$1pm$1@hercules.btinternet.com:

>
> I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
> What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a
> Freelander diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
>
> I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to
> switch to a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel
> consumption on any new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I
> currently get from the T5.
>
> Any help much appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Lofty
>
>


Getting around 39-41mpg on our 2001 TD4 (manual). That's doing around 40
miles per day mainly rural B-roads weekdays, and perhaps 60 miles per
week urban.


Neil
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Old 10th-July-2004, 03:03
peter degotardi
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Lofty wrote:
> I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
> What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a Freelander
> diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?


First 60,000K had an average of 8.07L/100K
(I'll leave you to do the maths)

At the 60,000K service, they installed a firmware upgrade,
"which is supposed to improve fuel consumption"


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Old 10th-July-2004, 03:03
peter degotardi
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Lofty wrote:
> I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
> What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a Freelander
> diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?


First 60,000K had an average of 8.07L/100K
(I'll leave you to do the maths)

At the 60,000K service, they installed a firmware upgrade,
"which is supposed to improve fuel consumption"

| 2002 TD4 manual

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Old 10th-July-2004, 07:03
Tim Hobbs
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On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:46:20 +0000 (UTC), "Lofty"
<paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote:

>
>I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
>What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a Freelander
>diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
>
>I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to switch to
>a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel consumption on any
>new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I currently get from the T5.
>
>Any help much appreciated.
>
>Thanks
>
>Lofty
>


The diesel is much nicer to drive, more reliable and more economical.
Never had one longer than half a day, but the auto is particularly
good.

The advantages of the petrol engine escape me....

The Volvo T5 is slightly faster than both :-)

I'm glad to hear you get 22mpg - I chose the 2.4 on the basis that T5
consumption would be hardly better than the Discovery. I get 31mpg
from the 2.4, which is OK.


--

Tim Hobbs

'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
'95 Discovery V8i aka "The Disco" (FOR SALE)
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Old 10th-July-2004, 08:11
Lofty
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"Tim Hobbs" <tim@101ambulance-urine.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 18:46:20 +0000 (UTC), "Lofty"
> <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote:
>
> >
> >I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
> >
> >What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a

Freelander
> >diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
> >
> >I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to switch

to
> >a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel consumption on any
> >new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I currently get from the

T5.
> >
> >Any help much appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Lofty
> >

>
> The diesel is much nicer to drive, more reliable and more economical.
> Never had one longer than half a day, but the auto is particularly
> good.
>
> The advantages of the petrol engine escape me....
>
> The Volvo T5 is slightly faster than both :-)
>
> I'm glad to hear you get 22mpg - I chose the 2.4 on the basis that T5
> consumption would be hardly better than the Discovery. I get 31mpg
> from the 2.4, which is OK.
>
>
> --
>
> Tim Hobbs



I am being tempted towards the diesel, and am going to test drive one this
week.
The thought of 30mpg plus is very tempting after putting a tenner a day into
the Volvo.

I will miss the Volvo, it is my 4th one, and the best I have had. I will
miss all the electrical 'toys' but most of all I will miss the phenominal
performance.

But it has got to the stage where when I see that turbo boost needle move
right, i see my bank balance go down, and with petrol costing so much I can
no longer justify keeping the old T5. It also needs work on the ABS, and the
air con condenser, as well as a service and MoT, which is going to cost me
an estimated 1500 quid. Better to put the cash into a vehicle change.

I would really like a 2.4 V70, but they are still a bit expensive for me. So
maybe its time to try a Freelander as a change to Volvos for a couple of
years until the V70's come down to my price range.

Thanks all for the very usefuul input to answer my question.

Lofty


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Old 10th-July-2004, 08:32
90Ninety
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Hi
Wifes Td4 gets approx 35-36 mpg. this hardly suffers when towing a 1500Kg
caravan! It drops 1 or 2 mpg.
Performance is good. I have driven two 1.8's, I think they feel rough and
underpowered. They are very thirsty in comparison to the Td4, especially at
motorway speeds.
As soon as the warranty expires I will be exploring the various power
upgrades on offer!! These can boost performance levels and still have much
better mpg figures than the 1.8
Don't buy a V6 unless you have a GPS programmed to show you where the
nearest filling station is!!

Cheers

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Freelander Td4 ES - wifes, no chance of ever seeing real mud!!!




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Old 10th-July-2004, 09:38
Dave White
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In <ccmp5s$1pm$1@hercules.btinternet.com> Lofty wrote:
>
> I know this is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string but:
>
> What kind of mpg could I expect (ball park figure is fine) for a
> Freelander diesel or the 1.8 petrol version ?
>
> I have a Volvo T5 2.3 Turbo estate at the moment and am looking to
> switch to a freelander as I have always wanted one, but the fuel
> consumption on any new vehicle I get must be better than the 22mpg I
> currently get from the T5.


I wouldn't touch the 1.8 petrol or 1.8 diesel versions with a barge pole.
There are some real reliability issues with the engine and they are
woefully underpowered.

The TD4 seems good though and should return low 30's mpg. If it is an
issue, the TD4 is much easier to tow with than the 1.8 engines too.

cheers

Dave W.
http://www.yorkshireoffroadclub.net/
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Old 10th-July-2004, 11:28
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On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 08:38:40 +0000 (UTC), Dave White
<davew_nospamhere@yorkshireoffroadclub.net> wrote:

>I wouldn't touch the 1.8 petrol or 1.8 diesel versions with a barge pole.


I'm quite willing to be wrong here, but I don't recall LR ever making
a 1.8 diesel version of anything.

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