4th May 2007, 06:15 PM
Just thinking of making the switch to a van which would then be my main vehicle for commuting etc..
But speaking to many dealer they all seem a little reluctant to provide any fuel economy figures, the general line is "oh they don't produce them for LGV's".
So my question is :- could any of you guys that run vans give me some idea what the typical running costs are likely to be.
The vans I'm interested in are these although other figures may be useful
So far then I have :-
- Renault Traffic / Vauxhall Vivaro VW transporter (03+) Toyota Hiace Citreon Relay Nissan Primastar
Other useful info raised within this thread (for those that don't want to read on).
- Renault Traffic = 35 mpg VW T4 2.5d = 37 - 40 mpg VW T4 2.4d = 38 - 46 mpg VW T5 (174) = 35mpg (around town) & 40mpg+ (on a run) Toyota Hiace (old engine) = 30 mpg Toyota Hiace D4D = 40mpg
Originally Posted by phil104
Originally Posted by Windseeker
4th May 2007, 06:20 PM
I've got a 1999 2446cc Diesel Hiace, and I dont seem to get better than 30 mpg combined.
I know the new engine (D4D) is meant to do over 40mpg, but I'd be interested what other people got from their Hiaces.
4th May 2007, 06:40 PM
try what van just google their website
4th May 2007, 06:56 PM
I have an 01 T4 2.5TDi, and I calculate the MPG every time I fill up. The results since Feb have been: -
Hope this helps
4th May 2007, 08:05 PM
My OLDER T4 (2.4D) is approx 60l tank, and returns between 500-600 miles to the tank. Would possibly go further but I always put fuel back in before it's actually empty.
4th May 2007, 08:12 PM
Got a 2.5 TDi VW T4 102bhp LWB, seem to get between 37 and 40 mpg...
4th May 2007, 08:41 PM
I average about 35mpg with a T5 174, mostly commuting through town traffic.
On a long run I can get well over 40mpg.
On a three week holiday I averaged 39mpg.