Well i don't get it with the whole fuel consumption thing?
I'll give you a few examples, i recently sold some Nav stuff, and each time the buyers came to collect the stuff, we had little chats etc regarding the D40 in general.
I made a point of asking what sort of fuel consumption were they getting?
These were the answers:
06 Outlaw King cab Manual = 27-30mpg
56 Aventura auto = 20-22mpg
56 Aventura auto =28mpg
07 Outlaw Double cab manual = 28-30mpg
55 Outlaw Double cab manual =30-32mpg
Obviously the above info was what the owners told me, i can't confirm it.
My own Truck 57 Aventura auto is returning between 20-24 mpg, now 23-24mpg is very rare in my case, and the norm is about 22mpg.
I have a Roll n Lock tonneau cover which is closed for 99% of my driving, but i have 22" rims fitted and the overall diameter is slightly smaller than the stock wheels and tyres, so i suppose that has to be taken into account.
When i hear of D40's doing upper 20's and low 30's to the gallon, i'm jealous
and a bit puzzled tbh. Why is there such a big margin on various trucks?
I know driving style makes a difference, but i think the trucks must all be mapped slightly different?
Guy has an auto, he said this in another post:
"auto - huge 4 lamp pikey lights on the roof, drive like a ****, 28mpg...."
I would be over the moon if i was getting 28mpg
Looks like my Navs computer is quite accurate too, as i worked out the fuel consumption manually:
Nav D40 spec says 80ltr tank in gallons that's......17.60 gal
I'm getting about 360-370 miles out of a tank full, and that's down to vapour i would think?
So 370 divided by 17.60 = 21
I was told the later Navs are supposed to be more economical, obviously not the case?
I'm not too bothered about my consumption, i'm more concerned at why there are so many variations, and big margins also?
I hate to think what i'd get towing!