Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Peter Connan » 23 Sep 2013 18:48

Chris, Tinus's 4.8 is busy taking him to the Kalahari. I think he will be away for about a week.
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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Tinus lotz » 23 Sep 2013 19:40

At a ave of 140km with the 35 tyres I got 5.7L per kilometre

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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Chris Skinner » 23 Sep 2013 22:53

Thats pretty impressive :woo:

Enjoy the trip Tinus - nothing better than a long trip in a newly bought vehicle!

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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Jorrie » 24 Sep 2013 18:59

Tinus lotz wrote:At a ave of 140km with the 35 tyres I got 5.7L per kilometre
Dit is beter as wat ek met met my 4.5 en sy 33" MTs kry.
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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Clem » 25 Sep 2013 05:46

Jorrie wrote:
Tinus lotz wrote:At a ave of 140km with the 35 tyres I got 5.7L per kilometre
Dit is beter as wat ek met met my 4.5 en sy 33" MTs kry.

Based upon my experiences with my previous vehicle, I suspect (but am not 100% sure) that MT's increase fuel consumption. Certainly I found that my consumption went up but it could aso have been other factors/changes that I made.

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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Bruin Beer » 25 Sep 2013 07:50

Tinus,
I sure hope you meant Km/L otherwise we will arrange for an petrol tanker to go get you.
I also assume you meant 140Km/h average speed. Was this GPS speed?
That is outstanding figures.
What more would you want from a monster of a car.
Don't even service it. Maybe something gets bumped or touched that could effect the consumption negatively.
Enjoy the trip and remember some action pictures of NAM.
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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Grant » 25 Sep 2013 10:25

Tinus lotz wrote:At a ave of 140km with the 35 tyres I got 5.7L per kilometre

The 140km/hr average : is this on highway only or is this an average through out a trip ?
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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Peter Connan » 25 Sep 2013 17:03

Knowing Tinus, that's not really an average, but the speed he sets the cruise control to. IE he will go faster to overtake, and slower when necessary.

That is GPS speed.
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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by Tinus lotz » 28 Sep 2013 08:19

Peter Connan wrote:Knowing Tinus, that's not really an average, but the speed he sets the cruise control to. IE he will go faster to overtake, and slower when necessary.

That is GPS speed.
Piet is reg ....ek het 140 gps spoed gery op die cruise control en die odometer is 10% onder teenoor die gps se afstand maw ek ry 110km ver dan wys my odo 100km . Van centorion tot in vryburg het ek 5.7 km per liter gekry . Van vryburg tot in die kalahari 150km verby toska en weer terug by vryburg 5.5 en weer tot by die huis 5.7 die grond pad was baie sleg en het baie lae spoed gery weens koedoes yster varke ens ek het agter gekom die 4.8 se verbruik is swaar as mens stop ry stop ry .die ratkas gear af en begin dan weer . Ek is baie gelukkig met die nuwe 4.8 kon net nog nie kry waar die turbo sit nie........

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Re: Interesting comparison: Amarok vs Patrol ownership

Post by tour de frans » 29 Sep 2013 11:05

Hallo, Ek het nie die laaste twee bladsye gelees van die posts nie, hier is my 2 cent.
n Amarok is n puik ryding. Amarok moet nog sy sterkheid wys. Patrols se breakdown stats is maar min.
Amarok kannie loop weaar n Patrol loop nie. Nie oor hy n VW is en n Patrol n Nissan is nie. Hy is te laag.
Indien hy gebruik word op minder slegte paaie of geen "offroad nie", is dit egter die voertuig om te ry. Hy is lig op brandstof en ry gemaklik en het gatgets in wat Patrol nie het nie.
Ek dink net, n Amarok moet nie met n patrol vergelyk word nie.
As brandstof nie n kwessie is nie, gaan n patrol n Amarok breek.
Ek brandbash nie, net my opinie
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