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    I have an xr6 i drive every day costs me about $100 a week in fuel. when dh drives it 30 mins to and from work every day it actually costs us less, about $80 a week

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    I have a 2004 Mazda 3. Not bad on fuel and I've got the SP23 model so it's a bit more zippy. I would never recommend one though, just cost us $2500 to replace the engine that hadn't even reached 100,000km and apparently my mechanic has seen a few of them. A four cylinder would be the way to go, id try a ford focus or Toyota corolla. Parts are cheaper with the more common makes.


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    I had a VT calais for 3 years and unless it was highway driving in no traffic, it was a guzzler!

    I have a 2008 VW turbo Jetta. Absolutely amazing car, get approx 650-700kms to a tank, fits 3 carseats.

    DH has a motorbike, no car.

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    The Calais will guzzle through petrol like you won't believe, I'd avoid that one.

    DH works in the automotive industry and wouldn't buy European.

    Some are safer and fuel efficient ( like BMW, Audi) but super expensive to buy and then service and insure.

    He reckons things like Peugeot and Citroen are no good.

    Best going something like a Toyota, Subaru or a Hyundai. My brother loves his Mazda but DH doesn't rate them much either.

    DH has a landcruiser but had it converted to gas it guzzles petrol too.

    I have an i30 and as a PP said get about 400-450kms to a tank ( that costs $60 odd to fill).

    My last car was a Subaru impreza. Best car ever!

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    I have a 2010 Toyato Camry Hybrid and DF has some kind of Commodore.
    My Hybrid is awesome, I love it! It gets about 800km to a tank, 950ish on the freeway. Not sure about the Commodore. DF works 500m from home so it only gets driven if its raining.

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    I have a v6 magna I fill the tank for $90 and get around 600ks but I have to fill up twice a week, I'm looking for something smaller/cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubblesK View Post
    The Calais will guzzle through petrol like you won't believe, I'd avoid that one.

    DH works in the automotive industry and wouldn't buy European.

    Some are safer and fuel efficient ( like BMW, Audi) but super expensive to buy and then service and insure.

    He reckons things like Peugeot and Citroen are no good.

    Best going something like a Toyota, Subaru or a Hyundai. My brother loves his Mazda but DH doesn't rate them much either.

    DH has a landcruiser but had it converted to gas it guzzles petrol too.

    I have an i30 and as a PP said get about 400-450kms to a tank ( that costs $60 odd to fill).

    My last car was a Subaru impreza. Best car ever!
    Its funny how so many in the industry have different preferences hey, my DH would only let me get European (he is in the industry as well). Funnily enough it costs me the same to insure my 2008 turbo Jetta as it did my 1997 VT calais.

    I agree on the Citroën and Peugeot though, I got to choose between an Audi, a BMW and my VW lol.

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    I have a 2009 Mazda 3 SP25 and I love it. Costs about $70 to fill, no idea of the tank size though. I travel approx 70km, 4 times per week, then local driving and a tank lasts me a week. As long as you don't service it through Mazda, it's cheap to service and *touch wood* I'm yet to have an issue with it!

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    My daily is a V8 and DP's daily is a 190kw v6 commodore. Approx $95 a tank of fuel on normal unleaded (not premium) and about 550kms a tank. It's a great car, it averages 11.4L per 100km.
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    I have a '92 Toyota Camry and am hoping to upgrade to a Rav 4 soon... Do you love it? DF has a '95 Toyota Celica (with a Japan import go fast motor). *sigh* it's a daily driver to him lol. He gets 650km out of a tank though!


 

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