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    Rodeo V6 fuel economy

    I am looking at near new utes at the moment and the 4x2 Rodeo V6 (97+manual cab chasis or styleside) is looking like a decent option.
    I have heard the 3.2 V6 doesn't have the best fuel economy but, as yet, I have not been able to get any firm figures. Does anybody have any figures or care to comment about their ownership experience?

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    A friend of mine has one not great on fuel but they go quite well.
    I could get some actual figures if you want he is a MPG freak truck driver unnaturally obsessed with how many mpg his cars get (he owned a fairly worked 351 XA hardtop didnt complain about its fuel economy though.)

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    I haven't got firm figures but they can't be to good as we get plenty in at work that are on gas and a few with the heads getting reco'd because of the gas.

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    No firm figures either, but a mates dad owned one of them and commented a few times on the shitty fuel economy. He's replaced it now with one of the new 3L turbo diesel navaras, which he said uses a LOT less fuel (obviously) but still goes just as hard as the rodeo ever did. Looks a damn sight better too.

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    I don't figures either, but mates have all said they are lousy on fuel.

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    I dont understand why you'd buy a truck with a petrol engine when there is a Turbo Diesel available? Not only do they have more torque they are also more fuel efficient.
    Only downsite is the 'rattle' but your buying a truck remember?

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    PP has just got himself a Jackaroo with the same engine & said it gets 16ish litres per 100km.
    If I were buying a 2wd ute then Id probably go with a commodore or falcon, much more comfortable & economical

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    Maybe if you replaced the diff in the Rodeo it'd get better economy; a friend works at a place with a couple of 'em, and they get 15L-17L/100km or so. However, another mate of mine had a Frontera until recently that managed more like 12L-13L/100km ... and the only real difference I can think of would have to be diff ratios.
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    Used to drive one a work a couple of yrs ago, lots of short trips city driving, 16-17L/100km is about right. Was noticeably worse than the 2.6 four version it replaced, was also noticeably quicker too
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    Oh, these were the 2wd version, 4wd would have to be worse.
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    mate of dad owns one and is selling it due to the amount of fuel it uses
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    Originally posted by NISMOgemini
    mate of dad owns one and is selling it due to the amount of fuel it uses
    The Triton V6 is LEGEND for it's incredible fuel use (and it's 0-100, quarter mile times relative to it's class).

    Is this a Magna/Pajero variant?

    4G93???

    I got NFI about Mitsu mills.

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    The more gear u have to carry in the back, the more u need a diesel.

    Matt has the V6, with about a tonne of crap in the back all day every day and the fuel economy is really shit. He drives round town all day so he doesnt even have a clue on the mileage - he says he fills up about every 3 days. He is pretty happy with it, used to have the four but would never go back.

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    I've been told that a set of extractors helps torque and fuel economy. I'd imagine a uni-chip might do the trick too.

    The 4G series are all 4-cylinder. The 4G93 is the 1.8l NA version of the lancer GSR engine and powers most cc-ce lancers.
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    I dont understand why you'd buy a truck with a petrol engine when there is a Turbo Diesel available? Not only do they have more torque they are also more fuel efficient.
    Only downsite is the 'rattle' but your buying a truck remember?
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    Well actually things like the Hilux have a high diff ratio( or is it low) anywho the damn thing sits @ 3K RPM at 100Km/h .. In a diesel that only revs to 4K thats heaps.

    I don't know about the Rodeo but it's prob. the same story here if the economy is bad.

    Also I have been told that all these light pickups (Triton, Hilux,Rodeo) are made in Thailand now with the exception of the Navara. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Hmmm that changes things...I was hoping "bad" would be no worse then 12litres per 100km's...
    Maybe an ex government Hilux is the best option.
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    Hilux is probably best resale & most reliable ... you could tell yourself that as you vibrate & deafen yourself to death.
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    Yep, i had a Dual Cab (Smaller Tank) and it generally returned 320kms to that tank....give or take 20kms.
    It was a 3.2ltr Auto with Air being used in the city mainly.
    As Forg said the diff ratio is the main cause for concern.
    LPG seems not to be real good with the Isuzu v6 for some reason.
    I would personally go for a 2.7ltr Hilux. They seem to be nearly as good in the power department with a lot better fuel economy.
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    They certainly do seem to like the juice. I drove one around for a while over Xmas, and noticed that I did seem to be filling it up a LOT. And I'm used to my thirsty 304.
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    Originally posted by itsnotagsr
    I've been told that a set of extractors helps torque and fuel economy. I'd imagine a uni-chip might do the trick too.

    The 4G series are all 4-cylinder. The 4G93 is the 1.8l NA version of the lancer GSR engine and powers most cc-ce lancers.
    any more info on this?

    ive got a 03 rodeo, goes through petrol like it expects us to have an oil refinery in our garage.... 300-350k's from 65l. mostly city driving though.

    wish we got the turbo diesel now

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