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Fuel Consumption Commodore Executive VZ Auto

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Hey all, I need some advice hope you could help. I was thinking of buying 2006 Commodore Executive 3.6 VZ auto. It's going to be my first holden. Some of my friends including my dad doesn't want me to buy the car due to the fact that it cost more to run compared to a 1.8-2.0L engine.

My second option is Subaru Liberty 2.0L sedan. Could someone here give me some sample computations on how much the difference would be in terms of Petrol cost between two cars driving both city and highway.

I was thinking by comparing the two maybe the difference is not that huge that its bugger all. and go ahead with Holden.

Thanks in advance! I really appreciate your help.
 

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It all depends on the condition of the car, buggered 2.0L will probably give out the same economy as a good condition 3.6L.

You'd be looking at anywhere between 400-600km out of a 3.6 Holden.

Tank size plays a part too, I'm assuming the Liberty would have a smaller tank. So you will pay less to fill up but will be filling up more often...

At the end of the day if you're looking at keeping it for a longer time I would go with the Holden.
 

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Holden V6 you'll get around 11.2L /100K.
Sooby will get 8.9l/100K.

If you do 10,000 Klm per year the Commodore would use 230 litres more than the Subaru.
If petrol price is $1.40 a litre you're looking at $322 extra.
 

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The cost of fuel isnt the only cost of running a car.

You have to take all the other costs into consideration.

Servicing and repairs, cost of repair parts if needed,tyres, insurance.


My old VZ Acclaim used to return about 10-11L per 100klm that was semi country driving.


I dont know much about the Liberty but they are AWD which would increase fuel use and maybe increase the cost of tyres.

A Liberty might be cheaper to insure and register than the commodore.

A Liberty would hold its value better than a commodore, and they seem well built.
 

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The Subaru will get consistently around those figures (even when driven a bit hard) .
The Holden's figures will climb a bit with enthusiastic driving.:driving:

Service costs are less with the Holden and parts cost less. (remember the timing belt needs changing in the Subaru when it nears 100000k and can cost around a grand to have done)
 

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VZ Commodore will pull down in the 7L's per 100km on freeways and probably 12.5L per 100km just in town.

You're looking at 10.5ish in semi rural driving. Your location says Taswegia, so are you in a big town or doing rural driving?

For me, boiled down to a few things in why I bought a Commodore. In the end, I am 6'5'' - so Commodore.
 

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My SV6 VZ uses 15L/100KM!!!!! I drive bloody normal and in eastern suburbs Melbourne. What the ####!!!
That is a little high for urban driving, but not unheard of.
 

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The 2.0L Libertys have a large dead spot in the mid-rev range, doesn't sound like a fun car to drive.

IMO, go with the commodore for reliability. So many wrecks etc that you can seagull at for parts.
 

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I get 500+ out of tank in my Ute, mainly Hwy work but.
And If it comes down to a Holden Commodore 2000 VS S V6 series 3 ute verses a Subaru Mmmmmm let me think "no contest". Its what you personally want some things cost more but, think of the enjoyment etc.
 

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Subaru's are far from economical, my old man had one and the best he got out of it on the hwy was around 12/100km. My VT CALAIS Ecoslug gets better than that. And yes he drives like a grandpa, he's 78.
 

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Subaru's are far from economical, my old man had one and the best he got out of it on the hwy was around 12/100km. My VT CALAIS Ecoslug gets better than that. And yes he drives like a grandpa, he's 78.
:bomb::whistling
He drove a Brumby? Right? Or one of the early ones ?
 

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My dad's mate has a Subaru Liberty, says the fuel economy is shocking for the engine size.
 

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Correct

Subies are surprisingly gas guzzlers. It's really surprising.



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Yeah apparently the SV6 is bad for fuel economy but come the hell on. I have been driving around so nicely lately seeing if I can drop it an it want his my driving but it insists on a minim 14.5L.
 

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Subaru's are far from economical, my old man had one and the best he got out of it on the hwy was around 12/100km. My VT CALAIS Ecoslug gets better than that. And yes he drives like a grandpa, he's 78.
:bomb::whistling
He drove a Brumby? Right? Or one of the early ones ?
No. 2010 impezza.
 
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