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Fuel Consumption
« on: January 14, 2019, 07:55:05 PM »
Oh no!  Not another fuel consumption thread.

Took the new (to me) 2005 Honda for a 450km round trip over the weekend.  A bit of urban driving, onto to the Princes Freeway, around 100km/h, perhaps a bit more  :whistle (in the 100 zone), then 110km/h :whistle(in the 110 zone), turned off at Morwell and headed for Jack River (around 15km out of Yarram). 

Overnight with friends and returned pretty much the reverse route.  The little Honda returned just under 6.5 litres per 100km.  Pretty happy with that.

The Honda is a 1700cc, 5 speed manual, four door Civic.  Yeah, pretty happy with that.

Why would I buy a nearly 14 year old car?  Well, a bit of a brain fade a few weeks ago.  I have been looking at options to replace the little bit older RAV4 with 214,000km on the clock, and something that would handle a 1,500 to 1,600kg caravan (perhaps a little heavier).  Thought I better find out what the RAV4 was worth, so put an ad in CarSales.  That taken care of, and with a cheekily high price (to give a bit of bargaining room), I field 'phone calls and emails.

A guy and his wife come and have a look, I take 'em for a ride around the local streets for 30 minutes.  I'm waiting for the guy to say he wants to negotiate.  I had organised a RWC, tester had told me nothing needed doing (the RAV had been looked after), so I'm starting to think that I don't really want to sell the RAV, and then was prepared to tell him my $6,500 asking price was not negotiable.

Well, he takes the wind out of my sails by saying $6,500 is okay, $$ and paper work change hands and I say goodbye to the RAV.

Damn!  Hell!!  Poop!!!  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, what have I done.  Well I tell yuse all.

  1.  Left my Hank B Marvin & the Shadows CD in the CD player (along with four others, but I can't recall the artists or titles so they must not be too memorable).

  2.  This brain fade left me without my own car.

Solution was to scan the CarSales, sort by manual, km travelled, electric windows & mirrors, air conditioner and EFI, but missed out on cruise and remote radio buttons, but I did get a little runabout with only 91K and still have a couple thou left over to put towards another motorcycle.

Oh yeah, and it's a Honda.



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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 11:08:48 PM »
Congratulations  :hatwave, good car the Civic :like
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:34:35 AM »
Sounds good Michael. Just a little left wondering about the caravan towing?
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 09:59:35 AM »
Sounds good Michael. Just a little left wondering about the caravan towing?

Oh yeah, the caravan plans have been shelved for a little while, as 2019 is taken-up with two Tassie and one NZ trips, we look like touring east coast USA and then UK / Europe in 2020, so 2021 looks like being the year of the caravan and a new tow vehicle.

The Civic will get me through until then. 
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 01:43:18 PM »
My son bought this yesterday.


https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2016-Toyota-Landcruiser-Sahara-Auto-4x4/SSE-AD-5858215






Very nice, and same colour as mine.
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 02:08:45 PM »
My son bought this yesterday.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2016-Toyota-Landcruiser-Sahara-Auto-4x4/SSE-AD-5858215

Very nice, and same colour as mine.

Yes, very nice, also a very capable tow vehicle (with around 650Nm, it ought to be), but at (I'm guessing) somewhere between $80K and $100K (may be more), and some pretty crappy fuel consumption, not for me.

What sort of fuel consumption do you get, towing and not towing?  Do you take notice?




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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 02:35:38 PM »
Only crappy fuel consumption if you push it. And great towing ability. Look forward to testing and will report.


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the new one has had 40k spent at ARB. Wow.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 02:39:22 PM »
Reason for sale of 200 series. Bought to travel with caravan. Didnt like it. Sold both and bought hilux and I assume a much smaller van. Hate to think how big the van was. Will explain further if I find out more.
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »
Only crappy fuel consumption if you push it. And great towing ability. Look forward to testing and will report.

Yikes!  Those are BMW (bust a man's wallet) type figures.  I presume this was towing.  What size van you got?

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the new one has had 40k spent at ARB. Wow.

May be $120K then?
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 03:25:53 PM »
Ah,  the Honda ST1700.

Not bad fuel consumption for the STivic onsidering the extra weight over the dressed down version 1300. ;-*
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2019, 04:30:32 PM »
Ah,  the Honda ST1700.

Not bad fuel consumption for the STivic onsidering the extra weight over the dressed down version 1300. ;-*

Yeah, considering I average around 5.5 to 6.0 litres per 100km with the ST1300, have got little better travelling at pussy speeds, and have got worse at > 6.5 litres per 100km giving the ST a real squirt through the twisties.     Yeah, pretty happy.
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Re: Fuel Consumption
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2019, 08:25:20 AM »
Her is Ruby’s record.
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