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Freelander mpg

Discussion in 'alt.fan.landrover' started by Lofty, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Lofty

    Lofty Guest


    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


     
  2. Rabbits

    Rabbits Guest


    "Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    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
    >

    Don't know about the 1.8 petrol or 2.0Di but over the last 3 years I've
    averaged 33mpg on a 2001 Td4 auto, slightly above quoted figure. Td4 manual
    is supposed to do 37mpg.

    HTH,

    David
    --

     
  3. QrizB

    QrizB Guest

    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."
     
  4. Lofty

    Lofty Guest



    "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.


     
  5. Lofty

    Lofty Guest



    "Rabbits" <Dave@spam_me_not.charnia.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ccmpt5$t81$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >
    > "Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    > 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
    > >

    > Don't know about the 1.8 petrol or 2.0Di but over the last 3 years I've
    > averaged 33mpg on a 2001 Td4 auto, slightly above quoted figure. Td4

    manual
    > is supposed to do 37mpg.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > David
    > --


    Thanks, its good to get feedback from people with experience. Quoted figures
    are always a bit wide of the mark, and its the real world which counts.

    I will take a closer look at the diesel version I think.


     
  6. Rabbits

    Rabbits Guest


    "Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    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
    >

    Don't know about the 1.8 petrol or 2.0Di but over the last 3 years I've
    averaged 33mpg on a 2001 Td4 auto, slightly above quoted figure. Td4 manual
    is supposed to do 37mpg.

    HTH,

    David
    --

     
  7. QrizB

    QrizB Guest

    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."
     
  8. Lofty

    Lofty Guest



    "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.


     
  9. Lofty

    Lofty Guest



    "Rabbits" <Dave@spam_me_not.charnia.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ccmpt5$t81$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
    >
    > "Lofty" <paulloft@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    > 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
    > >

    > Don't know about the 1.8 petrol or 2.0Di but over the last 3 years I've
    > averaged 33mpg on a 2001 Td4 auto, slightly above quoted figure. Td4

    manual
    > is supposed to do 37mpg.
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > David
    > --


    Thanks, its good to get feedback from people with experience. Quoted figures
    are always a bit wide of the mark, and its the real world which counts.

    I will take a closer look at the diesel version I think.


     
  10. Eric Hall

    Eric Hall Guest

    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
    news:ccn2jq$ch1$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    >
    >
    > "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.
    >
    >



     
  11. Neil Myers

    Neil Myers Guest

    "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
     
  12. 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"


    --
    Peter Degotardi peterdegYourHat@au1.ibm.com
    (remove YourHat to talk to me)
    IBM Global services
    I speak *from* IBM, not *for* IBM
     
  13. 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

    --
    Peter Degotardi peterdegYourHat@au1.ibm.com
    (remove YourHat to talk to me)
    IBM Global services
    I speak *from* IBM, not *for* IBM
     
  14. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    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)
    '03 Volvo V70

    My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
    Barcoding? http://www.bartec-systems.com
    Tony Luckwill web archive at http://www.luckwill.com
     
  15. Lofty

    Lofty Guest



    "Tim Hobbs" <tim@101ambulance-urine.net> wrote in message
    news:dg1ve0tf2o5dg3t5e0dnqumlcva6suf00k@4ax.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.
    > >
    > >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


     
  16. 90Ninety

    90Ninety Guest

    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

    --
    1990 Ninety - the off-road toy!
    Freelander Td4 ES - wifes, no chance of ever seeing real mud!!!




     
  17. Dave White

    Dave White Guest

    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/
     
  18. QrizB

    QrizB Guest

    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.

    --
    QrizB

    "On second thought, let's not go to Z'Ha'Dum. It is a silly place."
     
  19. David French

    David French Guest

    "QrizB" <qrizb@dev.null> wrote in message
    news:40efc490.7648109@news.easynews.com...
    > 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.


    Dave probably meant the 2.0 L-series Diesel. Great in my wife's Rover
    220SDI, but a bit lightweight for the bigger Freelander.

    David


     
  20. Dave White

    Dave White Guest

    In <40efc490.7648109@news.easynews.com> QrizB wrote:
    > 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.


    You might be right actually :)

    I was thinking of the early Freelander 2 litre turbo diesel but
    somewhere between mind and keyboard it got mangled !

    cheers

    Dave W.
    http://www.yorkshireoffroadclub.net/