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Fuel Savings
« August 10, 2017, 04:32:13 »
I realised an interesting trend relating to my fuel consumption.
As some of you will be aware, I recently swapped my i30 FD for a Corolla.
Over the almost 100,000 klms I had it the i30 recorded 8.17 litres/100klms.Despite being an automatic, my wife's Corolla has always returned around 7l/100k.
Now on my 5th tank in my 6 speed manual, I'm running at 6.4 l/110k.
A quick projection suggests that if this economy continues, I will save almost the cost of my services between services.  :mrgreen: :goodjob2:

Not bad in my book.
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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #1 : August 10, 2017, 05:26:30 »
That's great Trevor. I think Trish would be getting roughly that in her 1.6 GDi Manual tourer, but it is one area where Hyundai could lift their game... :cool:
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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #2 : August 10, 2017, 15:22:49 »
sounds good Trev, what size motor & how much did the fd i30 weigh? how much does corolla weigh & what size motor? my fathers gd i30 1.8 auto always uses or shows on the computer around 10l/100k thats in Sydney hill's & traffic
last time I read a post you made about your fd i30 did not sound like you would part with it?
a mate in sydney sent me a pic of his new Ford Focus rs and I think 2.2 turbo he had to order then wait 18 months for delivery its manual he is like me won't drive an auto to let a salesman tell him an auto can be driven manual, I ask where the clutch is.
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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #3 : August 10, 2017, 22:36:04 »
@Lakes ,
The i30 was 2.0L, the Corolla is 1.8L.
I think (but I don't know for sure, the Toyota feels heavier (and slightly larger) than the i30.
i30 was 5 speed, the Corolla, 6 speed.

Although the i30 was an awesome car to drive, the seating position pretty much perfect, I have been having trouble getting into it with my height and some small issues with lower back and thighs. For some reason, the Corolla is easier to access. Marginally less fun to drive, though.
It was second hand because I didn't want to fork out for a new car when in a few years my wife and I will probably go to one car between us. At this stage, that will be a Hyundai Kona if it proves to be as good as I think it will.
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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #4 : August 11, 2017, 02:47:05 »
can understand, my friend is tall and just bought a chevy c1500 ute with 350 v8 as fits into it easier than the fd i30 his was crdi 6 speed.
now the poor bugger will be living in his wallet keeping fuel in it

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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #5 : August 13, 2017, 11:02:10 »
which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?

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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #6 : August 14, 2017, 02:09:05 »
Less change points  :exclaim:
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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #7 : August 14, 2017, 02:15:52 »
which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?
Was power increased in the latter model :undecided: vehicle weight could also be different :undecided:

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« Reply #8 : August 14, 2017, 03:03:26 »
which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?
Was power increased in the latter model :undecided: vehicle weight could also be different :undecided:

It was the FD and GD model....

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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #9 : August 14, 2017, 06:06:01 »
which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?
Was power increased in the latter model :undecided: vehicle weight could also be different :undecided:

It was the FD and GD model....
That's what I mean, what are the power and weight differences from each other :undecided:

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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #10 : August 14, 2017, 17:01:57 »


which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?


I think Trev had a 5 speed manual not an auto, my fathers gd 1.8 auto but one car only driven in the city of Sydney thats why


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Re: Fuel Savings
« Reply #11 : August 14, 2017, 18:08:32 »


which asks me the question ...."why does the 4speed auto 2lt petrol get better fuel economy than the 6speed auto 2lt petrol (both i30 models)......what are the two extra gears for ?


I think Trev had a 5 speed manual not an auto, my fathers gd 1.8 auto but one car only driven in the city of Sydney thats why
John, I think Neptune is referring to a different fuel economy situation he's noticed, not my two cars.
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