Car fuel use, actual vs. stated

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Re: Car fuel use, actual vs. stated

Postby greg c » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:42 am

I hired a hybrid Camry last weekend in Adelaide. After 430km the trip computer showed 6.0l/100km, exactly what the sticker said. Over the distance the highest reading was 6.3 and the lowest 5.8. Pretty impressive on the economy front

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Re: Car fuel use, actual vs. stated

Postby Photon » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:45 pm

My 1980 VW golf has a 1.6TD motor (which was an option for US and European models). I picked it up in Adelaide and drove it to melbourne. It used just under 4L/100kms. This was with woeful front wheel alignment and a cruise speed 10+ over the limit.

I agree, the main reason the Prius has good highway economy is aerodynamics and rolling resistance.
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Re: Car fuel use, actual vs. stated

Postby Mike » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:09 am

Not quite a car but in nil wind I get 6.71 L/100 km @ 285 kph.

The best recorded to date over 12 years and with a very good tail wind is 4.10 L/100 km @ 402 kph, (Perth-Ceduna)

The view is also much nicer but stopping for a leak is tricky.
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