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John Frieh

2 car questions

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For those of you that have either an AWD or 4WD vehicle:

 

1) What do you drive (year/make/model/other relevant details such as V4 or V6, canopy, etc etc)?

2) What kind of gas mileage do you get?

 

No debates please. Just answer those two questions.

 

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2005 Honda Civic

38-40mpg

 

it's interesting to note the difference in reported mileages on car threads between websites. cc.com seems much more accurate :)

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'05 subaru legacy 2.5GT 21 city. 27-28 hwy.

mpg can be improved by skipping the turbo, of course.

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2008 Outback. 2.5L 4 cyl. Automatic.

25MPG, or a little less, on the daily up and down Stevens Pass.

30-31 MPG road trippin'.

That's on real snow tires, studded and siped.

On my summer rubber I do a little better.

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'96 suby legacy 2.2L, 5 speed. 180k miles. 31MPG freeway w/o box on top. 27mpg with RocketBox on top & studs. sleeps 2 (or 3 in a pinch).

 

'87 Toyota Sunrader RV. 18mpg. sleeps 4. fridge, furnace, stove, toilet, shower, kitchen sink! ok, so it's not AWD, but it is p.i.m.p. w00t.

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'90 gas Trooper, 2.8 V6, 5 spd, 4WD hi/lo, auto hubs, 18 mpg average

'92 diesel F250, 7.3 non turbo diesel, 5spd, 4WD hi/lo, manual hubs, 18 mpg average - including towing 10,000 pound trailers.

 

And a couple TDI Jettas, but there's not AWD.

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'02 Audi A6 2.7T (twin turbo V6), quattro AWD, 6 sp manual tranny

Without Thule rack: 28-29 highway, avg. 22-23 city

With rack? Not sure

 

'01 Ford Ranger 4.0 V6, 4WD, 5 sp manual tranny, no canopy

In 2WD, 20 MPG highway, avg. 15-16ish city

In 4WD, less, but really pretty unknown

 

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'95 mt bike. mpg=infiniti :grin:

 

but unfortunetly the pos getting me to the mt.'s is a 92 bronco :anger: about 10 to the gallon...Which is why i ride a bike so much.

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1) 2001 Toyota Landcruiser 4/AWD...all the time w/ locking differential. Difficult to get stuck.

 

2) 14 city / 14 hwy / 14 everywhere else.

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1) 1991 Toyota 4wd pickup,22R-E SOHC v4, canopy, 180000 miles, regular oil changes, one clutch job.

 

2)15-30 mpg

 

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95 Tacoma x-cab, 2.7L 4 cyl, Manual, 4x4. with canopy and not: 19-20 city, 23-4 highway

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95 4x4 Toyota extra-cab pickup with fiberglass canopy. Manual. 3.0VZE V6 Engine.

Highway = 16-18mpg average, 19 on flat roads with a tailwind. ~190,000 Miles at this point.

 

The only in-town driving I do is to and from the highway exits. I'd guess it's at least 1-3 mpg worse in-town.

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None for sale in the US that I know of. Toyota Hilux is available in Canada, I think.

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There will be soon, maybe as soon as the 2009 models but maybe more likely in 2010. If I were in that market, I'd get something cheap to get by for now, then buy one when they arrive. It will be a lot different now then back in '80-84 when Nissan, Toyota, Isuzu and VW all marketed small diesel pickups. They were all underpowered and smoked. The newer ones will all be common rail/unit injector turbos with fuel efficiency and pulling power in a ligher weight chassis.

 

The larger diesel pickups now are all 8000+ GVW tanks and actually are really bad on approaches due to the long wheel base on water bars and the drama involved in turning around on a narrow road. I always take my Trooper if I need a 4x4 instead of my diesel 4x4 pickup.

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