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 Post subject: '5' go off to Devon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:50 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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5 litres that is, V8 formation, recycled u-boat style.

Am going from Cambs to Exeter, about 250 miles.

Anyone care to guess the mpg when I arrive?

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somewhere in the low 30's, if you do it Driving Miss Daisy style...

low twenties if you actually want to enjoy your self.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:28 am 
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I'd say more like 15 if you have a heavy foot ;)

My friend's Skyline averaged a whole 9mpg if the turbos were given a fair workout :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:36 am 
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Depends what day your travelling, as all routes to Devon close at around lunchtime on a Friday.

Mid week an crusin, I'd say 20ish mpg, which is what I used to get from my 66 Mustang.


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 Post subject: Re: '5' go off to Devon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:55 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
5 litres that is, V8 formation, recycled u-boat style.

Am going from Cambs to Exeter, about 250 miles.

Anyone care to guess the mpg when I arrive?


17 mpg, but yes, depends on how you plan to drive it.

A very nice beast indeed.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:16 am 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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40mpg......................optimist :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:35 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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On a recent work trip to Glasgow, I coaxed 94mpg from a 59 plate Seat Leon diesel ('bluemotion' or whatever Seat use) - I was shadowing a big truck though.

Just fitted a Blaupunkt SQR-88 for the journey - it has an Aux-in on the front for the ipod...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:22 am 
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I drove my mates SEL down to Cornwall for his Stag a few years ago (he wanted Chauffeuring... what better than the Dictators fave). It was the Straight 6, not V8 flavour however, but we still only got around 25mpg average at 65mph

We were going to take this and my Saab, but I blew a turbo line on the way to his house :roll:

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I reckon an average of 21



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:18 pm 
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unkleGsif wrote:
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This thing is riding way too high, wants a good 2 inches dropped with those wheels on 8)

As for a guess, I reckon 19mpg.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:27 pm 
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I only get 22-28 mpg from my n/a scoob legacy.

I think you'll get 30


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