3 Litre anyone ?

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  1. jenny and mitch

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    Anyone out there got a 3 Litre automatic auto trail Tracker ? Can you give us an indication of the MPG we can expect to get ? Please ! Many thanks in anticipation.
    Mitch..
     
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    may not be of much use but ours is a 3litre

    but a manual and in a chausson welcome 85 and running at around 3440kg...we get on average 27mpg

    I was once informed by car technician chap that his experienced rule of thumb was about 10% less in a automatic than a manual...but not always the case

    so around 25mpg would be my guess :BigGrin:
     
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    4250kg Rapido 27mpg stick to 2 thousand rpm or under = 60 mph
     
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    3l manual Rapido on Mercedes 316 best I get is 24mpg so either the Fiat is more economical or my right foot is heavier than Technos:Sad:
     
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    8L Petrol on an Automatic 10mpg, if I am a very good boy, 8mpg or less if I'm a bad ass. :Rofl1:

    Not helpful I know. :Eek!: :BigGrin:
     
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    size 7:Laughing:
     
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    Really the engine is so powerful and responsive it's very easy to get carried away. I ignore the speed and watch the revs, keep it at or under 2000 and it pays dividends. The auto comfortmatic does an excellent job
     
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    I have the Autotrail Commanche 3ltr auto but not been on a decent run with it yet. Going on a 600+ mile round trip this weekend so will let you know what I get.
     
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    I have a 3 ltr 2009 Autotrail Cheyenne auto.

    Drive it steady and get around 25/27.........its not a proper auto so I expect you would get the similar to a manual.

    Having said that its a dream to drive..you wouldnt know its not a torque converter type auto........its brilliant with this lovely engine.

    barry:Smile:
     
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    Hi, we have a 3litre fiat with a adria coral low line ,on average around 22mpg
    At a steady 65mph.once you hit the 100mph around 18mpg .
     
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    Thanks so far folks.. What do you mean BEACHCASTER "not a real auto" ?
    Mitch.
     
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    You do a ton in your motorhome?

    Respect:thumb:

    I have done 90 a few times which felt a bit hairy.
     
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    It's basically a manual box but the gear changes are done by computer that controls the clutch and shifts.
    You can put it into manual mode but this just lets you decide when to change but it still drives the clutch for you. I've found it does a very good job in AUTO :thumb:

    A big advantage is that it changes down on descents effectively using engine braking whilst you have your foot off the gas.

    there is also a switch on the dash for carrying very heavy loads or very steep hills it effectively enables faster closer gear shifts. In practice its so powerful that the previous owner never used it and I can see why now
     
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    the 3 litre in ours seems to give best economy at around 62mph which is just over 2000 rpm ours at just under 5000kg gives 23mpg.

    at 56 mph it gives 20.5 which i find strange but thats how it is.
     
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    Must be the answer then I take a size 12, pity SWMBO can't drive it as she only takes a size 3 so should get at least 50 to the gallon :Laughing:
     
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    Indicated speed? actual speed probably 53
    60 will be near 56/7 and that's the optimum.
    Because I have a KPH speedo I go by the sat nav :thumb:
     
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    I am drunk so forgive me but if you can afford a fourty plus thousand pound motorhome do you really need to worry about MPG? Are you really going to do more than 5,000 miles in it per year before you trade it in in three years time?

    I have a home converted 1996 Iveco Turbo daily that can pull a 1000KG box trailer at 56 mph and return between 22 and 26 mpg depending on conditions. Do you need better figures than this?

    D.
     
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    Yes you're right Dave.I considered how much I saved on a new one and its enough to buy diesel for the next 10 yrs :Laughing: and I'll never use the 2000kg towing allowance
     
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    From what I understand the fiat new autos are computer controlled auto changes.....a bit like the box on my Auto Toyota Yaris......these are not autos as we used to know them...My VW Touran has a torque contolled DSG gear box ( which is amazingly smooth ).

    Having said all that.the 3 litre fiat ( computer controlled change) is driven the same as a conventional auto and as I said before you hardly know the difference....its superb !

    barry

    Im sure a techy person will be able to expalin this in more detail.
     
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    Sure I can afford to drive like a nutter but I dont...................but I hate the fact that if I drive fast and therefore have to buy more petrol....Im giving more money to the bloody Government to flush down the toilet.

    barry
     
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