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Old 11-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
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90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

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90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

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90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

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What do you think of my car blog? Drag racing the Tdi!

Hey folks,

been away for a long time- since moving Jobs in Feb, I've been doing considerably less mileage.

Even though that is the case, I've still been getting my automotive thrills and spills.

Earlier in the year I though it'd be worth writing about my experiences, hopefully to provide some entertainment for folks with similar interests.

Main site is here: fu'guttycars | More Petrol, Less Polish!

This review of the Hyundai i10 may be of interest: Real Road Test- Hyundai i10 | fu'guttycars

Hopefully I'll be doing some ecomodding/hypermiling type shenanigans that i'll blog about

P.s. it does contain the odd reference to the 14mpg (uk) bmw735i I have


Would be good to hear your thoughts and opinions

thanks

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Old 11-11-2014, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 49.96 mpg (US)
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Got to play with a Suzuki Jimny at the weeekend..

Its a 1300cc petrol small off roader with big ideas!

Jim Jimny, Jim Jimny, Jim Jim Jaree | fu'guttycars
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That is one ugly Suzuki. Woah

Cool website. Bookmarked
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Old 11-11-2014, 10:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 49.96 mpg (US)
Thanks: 88
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That is one ugly Suzuki. Woah

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Its so garish its grand
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Rate guid that car.

High load capacity needs a disclaimer: you'll need a full rack to load anything of import onto it.

Nice you got a pre-electronic transfer case one. Still aiming to get one of those, one of these days.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 49.96 mpg (US)
Thanks: 88
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Rate guid that car.

High load capacity needs a disclaimer: you'll need a full rack to load anything of import onto it.

Nice you got a pre-electronic transfer case one. Still aiming to get one of those, one of these days.


To be honest with me and the brother in it, it saw plenty load luggery..

Yeah there is something satisfying snicking a secondary lever into place.
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Old 12-01-2014, 05:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
Team m8
Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 49.96 mpg (US)
Thanks: 88
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I Took ecomodder to heart again, swapped out the 735i for a 316i..

https://fuguttycars.wordpress.com/20...a-junior-exec/
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
90 day: 49.96 mpg (US)
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Whoops, back in a big barge

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The 316i was an enjoyable read. Minds me of a trip a fellow forumer from Norway did... all the way to the top of Europe in an old Corolla (the last of the rear-drive ones). It broke down halfway there, so they found another one for sale, bought it on the spot, and continued the trip the next day.

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XJ40 would be the first with the V8? Nice motor those. Not terribly economical, though...
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The Mistress - '88 Bmw 320i Touring SE
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Last 3: 27.17 mpg (US)

Babette - '01 Renault Clio 172 Exclusive
90 day: 31.17 mpg (US)

Derv Olop - '96 VW Polo CL
90 day: 38.61 mpg (US)

The Miserly Missile - '01 Skoda Octavia Tdi Ambiente
Team m8
90 day: 48.67 mpg (US)

Puggit - '97 Peugeot 306 Dturbo
90 day: 42.8 mpg (US)

Alfalfa - '02 Alfa Romeo 156 1.8 T Spark
90 day: 27.31 mpg (US)

316 - '87 BMW 316
90 day: 31.02 mpg (US)

Vectra - '01 Vauxhall Vectra SRi
90 day: 32.14 mpg (US)

Germany Beadle - '91 Mercedes 300td (estate, N/A)
90 day: 24.63 mpg (US)

Howdi Hay two - '01 Audi A2
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The 316i was an enjoyable read. Minds me of a trip a fellow forumer from Norway did... all the way to the top of Europe in an old Corolla (the last of the rear-drive ones). It broke down halfway there, so they found another one for sale, bought it on the spot, and continued the trip the next day.

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XJ40 would be the first with the V8? Nice motor those. Not terribly economical, though...
Thanks for that! Glad you enjoyed the e30 write up- a fun day indeed!

The xj40 was only ever available with the straight 6 pr the v12-the v8 (and its myriad issues with timing chains) first came in the x308 in the late 90s.

Its a lovely big thing and was averaging
26 uk mpg (21.6us) on the drive home. I think thats fairly good for a 4.0 auto 1800kg
(3970lb) car..

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