From: Milton on 28 Jul 2010 05:33
" Scotty" <scoter1(a)warmmail.com> wrote in message
> "Trevor Wilson" <trevor(a)rageaudio.com.au> wrote in message
> :: >> My 1992 6 cyl Dunny-dore returns around 7.5 L/100km. I reckong that
> : >> figure
> : >
> : > That sounds a bit optimistic.
> : **Pessimistic, actually. I've managed 7.1L/100km on a long trip, with
> : cruise control on.
> : --
> : Trevor Wilson
> : www.rageaudio.com.au
> Ive tried experimenting with the economy of cruise control and Ive found
> that I can get better
> economy with manual throttle control.
> Unless you are on a dead flat road then cruise aint the best way to use
> less fuel.
Exactly the point of my post. Cruise is great in the right situation which
isn't going up hills or around corners.
From: Milton on 28 Jul 2010 05:40
"John_H" <john4721(a)inbox.com> wrote in message
> Scotty wrote:
>>Ive tried experimenting with the economy of cruise control and Ive found
>>that I can get better
>>economy with manual throttle control.
>>Unless you are on a dead flat road then cruise aint the best way to use
> Absolutely agree... but I bet you can't maintain the same average
> speed for the same fuel consumption without the increased risk of a
> speeding fine when the road isn't flat (or straight)!
> It's the only real use for the rotten things IMHO. ;-)
Yep, same here.
From: D Walford on 28 Jul 2010 06:37
On 27/07/2010 10:59 PM, hippo wrote:
> Noddy wrote:
>> "Marts"<marts(a)ymail.com> wrote in message
>>> A Prius passed me on the highway on Friday. I drive a Tribute which sits a
>>> little higher than a normal sedan. This Pruis seemed to have a higher
>>> than my car. Certainly, it didn't look as small and nimble as a Getz, for
>> They're not.
>> I've driven one a few times. They're in the Corolla class, regardless of
>> what some fucked up owners might *think* they are.
> Seconded. If Toyota still made a Corolla Liftback in the current or
> previous series, the Prius would probably be within 10mm of almost every
> They're about as small and nimble as a youngish Rhino.
> The ride quality and dynamics aren't much better either.
Funny thing is I mostly see Prius's driven on highways and freeways, I
rarely see them in suburbia and 9 out of 10 I see have Govt rego plates.
From: Noddy on 28 Jul 2010 06:36
"Kev" <kevcat(a)optunet.com.au> wrote in message
> I had to catch a lift to work many years ago with a pommy guy driving a HJ
> his driving was totally fucked
> on-off-on the accelerator
> and it wasn't a gradual thing either, felt like constant gear changing in
> a manual(this was a traumatic)
> and to make it worse, during that time he had to get a new engine because
> the old one died for some reason. So with brand new rebuild 202 off he
> goes on-off-on-off
I've found the number of people who drive exactly like that to be
From: Noddy on 28 Jul 2010 06:45
"Atheist Chaplain" <abused(a)cia.gov> wrote in message
> because you have to modify the bonnet of the smaller car to fit the 8 port
> head and modified Webber inlet manifold.
I thought that might be it.
> I really need to put a new sig down here :-)
I thought you just did :)