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DaveK



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Location: StHelens
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Cairns Blue
Liars....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/arti...onomy.html

If I stripped my FFRR out to a bare shell, I could probably squeeze another 4mpg out of the current mpg figure.What is the point of test track fuel figures in the first place /

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Flashman



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England 2005 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Java Black

There needs to be a central body that sets real World tests against which all cars, models and types can be measured. Until then, all makers will fudge things to look better than the other fudges. Tom

Current Drive - 2005 Model Vogue Td6 Black (Touchscreen)
Previous Drives - 1994 RR Classic V8 & 1972 Series III

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rvbush



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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Zambezi Silver

Strictly speaking they aren't liars, the manufacturers report the mpg figures obtained using the official laboratory based test method. It's this that produces such misleading results mainly because it was never designed to take hybrid systems into account, which is why a new system is needed.

The other joke is all of those who choose a hybrid company vehicle to claim the ridiculously reduced benefit in kind figure, then never plug the damn thing in and use only fossil fuel. I'll bet their mpg figures are a real eye opener! Drives:
2003 4.4 V8 Fatty
2007 BMW 320d M Sport
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII
1997 BMW 328i convertible


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V8Noise



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Re: Liars....

DaveK wrote:
What is the point of test track fuel figures in the first place /


I don't know. Ask VAG. 2006 4.2 S/c
2005 Merc SL350
2012 Dacia Duster Laureate 1.5 DCi
2008 Smart For 2 1.0 Limited 2

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