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2 minutes ago, Dave at kelton said:

I have a Hyundai i30 for running about and paid for by the company and get 48-50 from it

Petrol or diesel? 

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I was surprised at how much my current gol does, my missus used to have a 1.2 tsi polo which would do into the 50's if you drove it sensibly, mpg figures have come on along way even in the last 10 years or so. 

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Go on then I will make everyone feel better with whatever they are driving , got a defender 110 td5 and ........ wait for it ......... 20 mpg ! , but then that is go anywhere on anything loaded with whatever you want ! 

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51 minutes ago, bornfree said:

I think with any pick up 4x4 you will be doing well to better an average of 30 mpg. After all they are a heavy lump.

I think its going to end up being better taking a hit on the fuel economy for the extra practicality of a pick up. 

7 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

Go on then I will make everyone feel better with whatever they are driving , got a defender 110 td5 and ........ wait for it ......... 20 mpg ! , but then that is go anywhere on anything loaded with whatever you want ! 

And your doing it in style! 

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23 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

Go on then I will make everyone feel better with whatever they are driving , got a defender 110 td5 and ........ wait for it ......... 20 mpg ! , but then that is go anywhere on anything loaded with whatever you want ! 

After 43 years running nothing but Defenders, I have to say if that was mine I would be giving it a dose of looking at, because there IS something wrong with it. Should do 28 all day long, never mind the load.

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That could be a worry ! Been serviced regularly runs well pulls well , had discovery’s before this one but in last three years never got any better , but that is on road , on farm tracks , off road and normally well loaded ! , any ideas what to look at ?      Cheers 

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16 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

Wouldn’t change it ! Looked at nissans , toyotas etc but love the defender it will stay for the foreseeable 

I know for a fact my little lad would love it if I had a defender but I'm not sure I'm ready to that that plunge haha. 

Maybe if my number come up tonight 🤞

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If I was in your shoes I wouldn’t either ,if I was being sensible and practical it would be sold and a jap king cab bought , but I’m lucky I don’t do long journeys or worry too much over mpg and the defender has always done what I needed and I love it , plus there’s the daft little defender wave when you meet another one ! 

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14 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

That could be a worry ! Been serviced regularly runs well pulls well , had discovery’s before this one but in last three years never got any better , but that is on road , on farm tracks , off road and normally well loaded ! , any ideas what to look at ?      Cheers 

A long time ago I had a petrol series 3, bought at 14000 miles. It always did within a decimal point of 22 mpg, checked religiously every tankful. One week it dropped to 17. Checked next week, 17 again, nothing obviously wrong with performance. So I did a compression test and found no3 cylinder to be well below the others. Head off, valve burnt out. New valve, back to 22 mpg straight away. I have never had a diesel Defender average less than 28 mpg. Current 2.4 Puma drops to just over 28 in Winter or motorway cruising. Ran it from Derbyshire to Oban for a weeks holiday in Summer and it averaged 31.5 for about 1600 miles.

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43 minutes ago, spurs 14 said:

If I was in your shoes I wouldn’t either ,if I was being sensible and practical it would be sold and a jap king cab bought , but I’m lucky I don’t do long journeys or worry too much over mpg and the defender has always done what I needed and I love it , plus there’s the daft little defender wave when you meet another one ! 

If the mx5 ever went it would possibly be one of the vehicles id look to replace it with. 

Too much choice lol

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On 07/12/2019 at 20:42, spurs 14 said:

That could be a worry ! Been serviced regularly runs well pulls well , had discovery’s before this one but in last three years never got any better , but that is on road , on farm tracks , off road and normally well loaded ! , any ideas what to look at ?      Cheers 

Split turbo hoses and a gummed up EGR valve would be my first port of call...and I do mean inspect every inch of the hoses.  Easy to miss a split.  Once you've ruled that out...fuel leak.  Seriously, it's easy to drop 5mpg on a weep.  There are sealing washers that go on TD5s.  All of this can be usually be found with patience, a torch and the Mk1 Eyeball, no need to pay garage labour rates to find obvious things.

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I have an Isuzu dmax 2.5 on a run up to the youkshier dales I get 44 to the gallon just driving around between 35-37,when I had at tyres on the best I got on a run was 37. the newer 1.9 versions are about 5 mpg more,mine is a manual.

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4 hours ago, wall90 said:

I have an Isuzu dmax 2.5 on a run up to the youkshier dales I get 44 to the gallon just driving around between 35-37,when I had at tyres on the best I got on a run was 37. the newer 1.9 versions are about 5 mpg more,mine is a manual.

Thanks for the reply,

What plate is it on? I've been looking at these too. 

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if going for an L200 go for the manual version. The autos are pretty thirsty on fuel so much so my local dealer virtually refused to sell me one especially when I told him i would be towing a lot with it. I preferred the L200 but we are going for a Ford Ranger in the new year, for some reason Mitsubishi say you need a tri-axle trailer to tow 3500kg whereas none of the others have that stipulation. 

Edited by ferguson_tom

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5 hours ago, ferguson_tom said:

if going for an L200 go for the manual version. The autos are pretty thirsty on fuel so much so my local dealer virtually refused to sell me one especially when I told him i would be towing a lot with it. I preferred the L200 but we are going for a Ford Ranger in the new year, for some reason Mitsubishi say you need a tri-axle trailer to tow 3500kg whereas none of the others have that stipulation. 

I really cannot see the point of tri-axle trailer's. It just takes around 110kg off your carrying capacity.

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9 hours ago, ferguson_tom said:

if going for an L200 go for the manual version. The autos are pretty thirsty on fuel so much so my local dealer virtually refused to sell me one especially when I told him i would be towing a lot with it. I preferred the L200 but we are going for a Ford Ranger in the new year, for some reason Mitsubishi say you need a tri-axle trailer to tow 3500kg whereas none of the others have that stipulation. 

I'd be going for a manual most likely anyway as it would be towing. Cheers 👍

5 hours ago, Pistol p said:

Any reason why it has to be a crew cab?

Be handy to have them extra 2 seats, although as it's only my boy who would be going in the back a king cab would probably do the job nicely. 

Be handy aswell as if I'm out with the gun I can keep it in the truck with me.

I've seen them just slung in the buck before and my feo told me a story of how an old boy had done that, then one of he's shotguns have bounced out down the road and was found by a member of the public, so that was good bye to he's ticket. Much rather keep it where I can see it. 

Edited by Farmboy91

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my d max is on a 16 plate and had only done 17000 miles, has now done 29000, had a freelander before but my wife complained about wet dog and dead rabbit smell,so went for a crew cab truck,my dogs and game go in the back and the cab is clean and tidy,its the best of both .

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8 hours ago, wall90 said:

my d max is on a 16 plate and had only done 17000 miles, has now done 29000, had a freelander before but my wife complained about wet dog and dead rabbit smell,so went for a crew cab truck,my dogs and game go in the back and the cab is clean and tidy,its the best of both .

Cheers, Im going to have a look round a few different trucks at the weekend, I did find a nice king cab dmax but it was too far away. 

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