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Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Utester, May 10, 2005.

  1. Utester

    Utester New Member

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    Just curious what sort of fuel economy everyones getting in their VZ V6s, maybe if everyone could post their current stats in the following format:

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    City Economy (l/100kms):
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):
    Fuel mainly used:
     
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    I will start the ball rolling...

    Engine Type: 175
    Auto/Manual: Manual
    Total kms done: 3000
    City Economy (l/100kms): 10-11
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 9
    Fuel mainly used: Shell Premium (95RON, no Optimax here)

    I am pretty happy with my current ecomomy. The city economy is achieved by driving nicely.. ;) If I give it some around town it can rise to about 12-13 but 10-11 is easy to achieve.
    My dash readout for fuel economy is pretty accurate (shame the fuel gauge isn't half as accurate) :bang: , I always check mine against my refuel amounts and it is generally 0.1-0.3 difference (too close to call).
     
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    Engine Type: 175
    Auto/Manual: Manual
    Total kms done: 11,000
    City Economy (l/100kms): 11-12
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 8-9
    Fuel mainly used: Normal unleaded (Shell or BP)

    If you give it a hiding it uses considerably more, also seems to like it...and run better afterwards.
    I am surprised at how the car is transforming as it does more klms. It's gone from being a little stiff, notchy and underpowered and is now feeling considerably better. Smoother (but still not as smooth as a modern engine should be), great gear change and still underpowered but a little more flexible in its response.
    Fuel economy does not seem to have changed that much though.
     
  4. tolinja

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    Engine Type:175
    Auto/Manual:auto
    Total kms done:4500
    City Economy (l/100kms):13
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):9/10
    Fuel mainly used:std
    mine is a ute one tonner and seems to like a drink.i had a vy ss and used around the same fuel? :bang:
     
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    Engine Type: Alloytec 190
    Auto/Manual: 6 Spd Manual
    Total kms done: 6600
    City Economy (l/100kms):12-13
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):9-10
    Fuel mainly used: Shell Optimax

    As with a number of other posts that I've seen, fuel gauge was way out...almost ran out of fuel running from sydney to melbourne thinking I could have completed the trip on 1 tank. I would have fallen short by about 60-80 Km's. Still not bad going though. Quite impressed.
     
  6. vzute

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    fuel econormy

    Engine:175
    Trans: Manual
    Total kms: 17,000
    city:standard driving high low to high 10's(11's if i give it a bit of a go )
    hwy:high to low 9's
    bp standard

    no real compliants
     
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    Engine Type: 175
    Auto/Manual: manual
    Total kms done: 1016
    City Economy (l/100kms): 12-13
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):10-11
    Fuel mainly used: premium

    i just fill today and the ute took 63Litres the gauge said i had 10km left but i got just a little over 500 km out of the tank so my gauge must be right i guess it the only ute thats right :D
     
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    Engine Type: 190
    Auto/Manual: Auto
    Total kms done: 2,000
    City Economy (l/100kms):10-11
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):9-10
    Fuel mainly used: Premium
     
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    Engine Type: 190
    Auto/Manual: Man
    Total kms done: 2,000
    City Economy (l/100kms):11-12
    Highway Economy (l/100kms):Dont know yet
    Fuel mainly used: Premium
     
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    Engine Type: 190KW SV6
    Auto/Manual: Auto
    Total kms done:17,755
    City Economy (l/100kms): 11.5
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 7.5-9
    Fuel mainly used: Caltex ULP

    Out of interest, I have done a few thousand KM on PULP and the average economy is only a couple of % better, and does not outweigh the increase in cost (11.02 c/km on ULP, 12.07c/km on PULP). PULP has more of an effect on economy on longer runs than around town, but it also takes a few tanks for the car to really get better economy from PULP. If I swap fuels (Currently back on PULP it's for a 2 month block to get a decent baseline).

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    We are getting some good data, it appears that the 175 and 190 are similar for fuel economy.
    The averages so far are:
    City: 11.5
    Highway: 9.25

    I think my economy is improving the more kms I get.
     
  12. smpeno

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    Engine Type: 175kw
    Auto/Manual: man
    Total kms done:3,300
    bit of highway and city drivin i get about 13-13,5 l/100km half a tank babying it and other half a tank of just wastin fuel
    Fuel mainly used: united pulp
     
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    Phreddy Bye SV6 - still love you

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    Engine Type: Alloytec 190
    Auto/Manual: Manual - 6 spd
    Total kms done:~8000
    City Economy (l/100kms): 10.5-11 (although my "city" driving doesn't really include a lot of stop-start)
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): Dunno! Haven't done a highway run yet!
    Fuel mainly used: Mobil P-ULP (not Synergy)

    Pretty happy with the economy sofar - I give it a serve now and again, and it's still relatively new and tight. Interesting to see the other comments regarding the Alloytec "loosening up" after a while, as mine still seems to feel a little restricted. Much nicer feel at higher revs though than my previous Ecotec 3.8 (VT II S pack) I've been running the same fuel since I got the car (novated lease, fuel card) so I'm not able to comment on other brands.

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  14. VZSV6

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    im averaging 11.6l/p100k's city.
     
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    Just did a 2000km trip from here to Melbourne & back using Caltex Vortex fuel.

    Fill 1 = 710km, 60.23L = 8.48l/100km
    Fill 2 = 403km, 34.78L = 8.63l/100km
    Fill 3 = 390km, 34.81L = 8.93l/100km
    Fill 4 = 516km, 44.28L = 8.58l/100km

    I was the only driver and the car averaged 79.9km/h for the 2019k's, and cruise control was used for most of it. The car has just clocked up 20,000km, so it's still relatively new (lol). I think I could get a little better economy but the figures are pretty darn good for 2 (Not so small) people, about 100kg of stuff in the car on the way down & 250-300kg on the way back, and I stuck to the signposted limits where I could.

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    yeah my fuel economy about the same as yours,on cruize crontrol 8.6 per 100kmh.car full of people and boot full,around town she is between 10 an12 per 100kmh,very happy with economy,depends on your driving style.the auto is so smooth with gearchanges loves the freeway.
     
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    Engine Type: 175KW
    Auto/Manual: Auto
    Total kms done:15000
    work ute one tonner
    rack on top with ladders
    approx carry weight 800kilo
    Fuel mainly used: shell premiem
    average country driving loaded 14.5lts/100
    average country driving loaded 10.6lts/100
    best fill was 58 lts
    lucky to get 300kms to the tank (loaded )
    * but i do love my ute *
     
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    Engine Type: 170KW
    Auto/Manual: Manual
    Total kms done:13,500
    City Economy (l/100kms): 12.0 (approx)
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 8.0 - 9.0 (approx)
    Fuel mainly used: BP Ultimate (hasn't had any other fuel)
     
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    Engine Type: 175
    Auto/Manual: Auto
    Total kms done: 9875
    City Economy (l/100kms): 10-11
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 8-9
    Fuel mainly used: BP Ultimate only

    The ecotec in my VY Wagon used to average about 11-12.5 around town and about 9-10 on the highway - so there is a slight change but not as big as I expected, but it might be due to the change from wagon to ute, different gearing or something? I just wish I could use all the fuel in my tank!
     
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    Engine Type: 190
    Auto/Manual: Auto
    Total kms done: 1800
    City Economy (l/100kms): 9.6
    Highway Economy (l/100kms): 8.3
    Fuel mainly used: BP Ultimate/Caltex
     

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