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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Gas Mileage - quite impressed

Checked the other threads, but this doesn't concern any issue.

Drove from LA to San Diego and back this past weekend. On the way back, I drove 55mph the whole way (I was in no rush!) to see what kind of mileage I could get and managed to get just over 19 mpg. I was impressed. I use stock sparkplugs, Mobile 1 synthetic; tires were at 35psi and I have a K&N air filter. Maybe I'll raise the tire pressure next time around and see if I can do better.

In the city it varies anywhere from 12-14. Man, you can really tell how you've been driving by the fuel economy you're getting.

Anyway, just my little blurb, but curious if anyone has gone over 20mpg. Not that I'm trying to make this car fuel 'efficient' as it were, because I know what a D90 is; but I have to say I was blown away when I saw the 19mpg. I never thought I'd get over 15 on a good day.

Now I have an argument when some Prius owner starts throwing eggs at me for raping the environment! I just know its coming... people out here in LA are getting really self-righteous when it comes to their personal 'carbon footprint'.

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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:27 PM
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I ont think that would be unreasonable I can get 17 sometimes and im hauling around some extra metal, and Ive got mudflaps.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:27 PM
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Just run the Pious Prius over.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:53 PM
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I typically get between 23-26 mpg - the only time I've seen it dip below 20 mpg is when I was towing my travel trailer at 70 mph. If I keep it down around 60 mph or less I can still get 23 mpg even with the trailer in tow.

Of course the price of diesel fuel is putting a dampener on the whole mileage thing.....
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:18 PM
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Mine is my current commuter and gets just over 17 if I keep it under 75. Best I've ever gotten is 18 (under 70)...and it's not a diesel. I would try to keep it under 65 to see what kind of mileage it'd get, but I'd get run over in the morning, as it is I get buzzed by everyone when I'm going 75.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:45 AM
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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:49 AM
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I averaged 19mpg on the trip home from NC in mine running anywhere between 55-65.

It's funny the D90 gets better mileage than any of the Range Rovers
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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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My 110 is a wind tunnel nightmare, I was getting 11-12 with a bad injector. I replaced the injector and did a complete valve job and it runs better than it ever has, smoother, more power, better in every way but it is sucking gas like never before. I think I am under 10 mpg now.

It is bad when I have to drive a 3/4 ton chevy truck because it gets better gas mileage.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:28 AM
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My red one did really well in the high teens. No roof and no added weight with a strong engine.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:56 AM
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I'm getting around 11mpg with my 90 SW. Roof rack is coming off very soon to see how much that hurts me.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 01:21 PM
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and Ive got mudflaps.

LOL!

You slay me, Phil.

Where in NC do you live? I'm moving to Columbia, SC soon.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Where in NC do you live? I'm moving to Columbia, SC soon.[/QUOTE]
DJ,

Sweet... We'll be able to have more 90's in the SE.


I have no idea what my ST gets as far as mileage, it is mainly trail use with some light around town driving.

The SW was averaging around 15mpg with the snorkel a K&N and the roof rack.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 06:52 PM
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Awesome man. I am in Greenville SC so an hour from you in Columbia. Itd be awesome to have another D-90 down here. SC has cheap fuel, you arent far from good wheelin either, there is a nice collection of Rovers in Columbia.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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On the way to Winter Romp I averaged just about 16mpg at 65-70mph with the LTB's on. That was checked with GPS as well. I was amazed!

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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:18 PM
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Hooooooooooooooooo boy, this thread has gotten me into trouble.

I decided to pull the roof rack off to see how my mileage does without it. And my better half does NOT approve of the change in appearance.

-Hans
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Old April 18th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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The best I get in the Disco is 13.5 mpg. Just replaced the injectors so I hope to get better. It will be interesting to see what I get in the 200 Tdi in the 110.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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Hooooooooooooooooo boy, this thread has gotten me into trouble.

I decided to pull the roof rack off to see how my mileage does without it. And my better half does NOT approve of the change in appearance.

-Hans
LOL...I was told I had to pull the roof rack off (The Classic) for her to even entertain the thought of riding in it The Defender and the 4.6 HSE are tolerable though for her.
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Old April 21st, 2008, 06:04 PM
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After reading this post from another thread
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Idon't know if it helps or not but ted turner owns 2 110's I don't know their #'s but I might be getting access to them next week and if I see them I will get their #'s
I went searching the net and found this interesting quote from an interview Turner did back in '99.

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I drive a medium-sized car, a Ford Taurus. That's my main car in Atlanta. And when I'm out on my ranches, I drive a very low horsepower Land Rover. I don't drive a Cadillac or a Mercedes that burns a lot of gasoline. I deliberately do that, and I walk whenever I can. I walk to work here in New York--it's only about five blocks, but a lot of people would have a car drive them.
I'm curious what kind of mileage he gets...
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 01:53 AM
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I averaged 19mpg on the trip home from NC in mine running anywhere between 55-65.

It's funny the D90 gets better mileage than any of the Range Rovers
Believe it or not, I get about 22 MPG cruising at 70 on the highway in my '07 Sport. Dips to about 10 in the city. Never over 16 MPG in the D.
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Old April 22nd, 2008, 03:08 PM
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I've found that often people with rovers mix up thier US and UK gallons when calculating MPG. Just wondering if you guys are compairing using the same units. My RR gets around 17 US mpg on the hwy but if I convert to UK mpg it is 20.4 which looks way better
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