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Markhawkins
 


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24 mpg is not so unreasonable for just general running around in such a car. I remember working out the economy of a 110 V8 (works van) once and it was a steady 11 mpg.
  
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coxym125
 


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2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Barolo BlackDiscovery 3

Correct, If i had to use it for work and do 600 miles a week it'd be sold within a week!
  
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alfamale
 


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Markhawkins wrote:
24 mpg is not so unreasonable for just general running around in such a car. I remember working out the economy of a 110 V8 (works van) once and it was a steady 11 mpg.


Wish I could achieve 24mpg in mine!!!! Big Cry
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Ray Clayton
 


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England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Best i ever had was solo from here to Knowsley all Motorway and returned 35mpg
At the moment, 158 miles am returning 23mpg local, just about used half a tank and ave 15mph

Be better riding my bike to work
Rolling with laughter

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coxym125
 


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alfamale wrote:
Markhawkins wrote:
24 mpg is not so unreasonable for just general running around in such a car. I remember working out the economy of a 110 V8 (works van) once and it was a steady 11 mpg.


Wish I could achieve 24mpg in mine!!!! Big Cry


Ours was averaging 28.6 since we had it and have done 3000 miles since but got in it the other day and it said 22.2? Strangely is pulling alot harder as well but I think the wife might of reset the trip by accident but she swears she hasn't?

I used it the other week and put £30 in and it did 150 mile so that's around 28-30mpg I think
  
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Alan B
 


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I'm guessing your minds already made up Whistle
All your reasons seem to keep coming back to mpg. I don't understand why folk want a big heavy vehicle then moan it doesn't go from Edinburgh to London on 20 quids worth of fuel, no sh17 Sherlock it's almost 3 tons in weight. And has the aerodynamics of a breezeblock.
Just stating the obvious Thumbs Up
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WW88
 


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^^^^ Thread done Bow down ha.

I agree, one thing that was absolutely irrelevant to me when looking at a D3 was MPG.
  
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Ray Clayton
 


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I came from a 110 to D3.
Improvement

Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
  
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kajtzu
 


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I’m doing ~15.4 mpg and am not considering it a problem..

*mic drop*

- I’ll get me coat... Rolling with laughter
  
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DSL
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You're just enjoying the V8 burble a little bit too much. Whistle Whistle
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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coxym125
 


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Alan B wrote:
I'm guessing your minds already made up Whistle
All your reasons seem to keep coming back to mpg. I don't understand why folk want a big heavy vehicle then moan it doesn't go from Edinburgh to London on 20 quids worth of fuel, no sh17 Sherlock it's almost 3 tons in weight. And has the aerodynamics of a breezeblock.
Just stating the obvious Thumbs Up


After doing 600 miles a week in a 330d bmw to and from work for years i could squeeze 50mpg out of that if I was very careful, was hoping the disco would of been a bit better than 25mpg but then I knew the answer with the 4wd, weight aerodynamics etc.

Just can't believe it's the same on diesel as my other car which is a 3.2 petrol that revs to 8000rpm

We do love it just having a think as it's an early one as well, I'm having a look underneath tomorrow night so I'll see what she looks like for the mot
  
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Moo
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You're over thinking this. Just drive it and enjoy it. Thumbs Up
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kajtzu
 


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DSL wrote:
You're just enjoying the V8 burble a little bit too much. Whistle Whistle


No roar today, been writing a paper for my management accounting class all day.. Big Cry
  
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coxym125
 


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Moo wrote:
You're over thinking this. Just drive it and enjoy it. Thumbs Up


I thought this was a discussion forum? ill get my coat Sad
  
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nigethecat
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 5 Seat Manual Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

LT wrote:
DSL wrote:
Moo wrote:
I'd keep it. Whats to say the next cat won't cost you?


Cats are cheap. Whistle Whistle


Are they Censored! Don't ask Twisted Evil Big Cry


+1
  
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