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  1. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    Mitsubishi Montero GLX V
    2012 2500 5speed manual trans
    60,000 miles now.
    18km/l freeway
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Welcome to Cleanmpg , Emilee. Interesting choice of vehicle. Where in the world are you , that measures distance in miles and consumption in km/l ? I'm in the USA , but I'm very comfortable with the metric system.
     
  3. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Welcome
    18km/L pretty decent
    crude guess 41 mpg-in a decent sized SUV?? .6x18x3.78=41mpg(I think)
    Where are you that you managed to buy a midsized SUV with a MT??
    I wouldn't guess we-USA- can buy one with a manual transmission?

    Charlie
     
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  4. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yes, close.
    18×3.785/1.609344=42.3 mpg = very "decent" for such a tall vehicle.
     
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  5. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Where can you buy a not small SUV -late vintage-with an MT
    Emilee-sounds/writes USA-E-IN-
    Freeway
    and Emilee-french
    so I'm betting she-or he??-lives in our most friendly neighbor to the north-

    Complete aside-(don't read this save 3 minutes of your life) one of my all time favorite politicians-the late Rob Ford-was Canadian-Toronto-
    I always mention him when I mention canada
    I have little idea about his politics-think he was somewhat right-populist-
    but he explained away his cocaine use-and sex worker "use"
    by saying he was soooo drunk his judgement was off-so he should get a pass on the coke and sex workers!!
    Gotta love a guy who straight faced can say that!!(no doubt somewhat true)
    He and Marion Barry another all time favorite
    "bitch set me up" were his first words after he was set up for a cocaine bust-on tape-by once again-a commercial sex worker-once again-true enough
    No kidding I swear I would vote for these guys- somewhat honest somewhat flawed pols
    "I was so drunk the coke and prostitutes don't count" more or less
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    Coincidence perhaps... web searches for that vehicle gets some hits in the Philippines. Darned good reported mileage. It isn't a diesel, is it?
     
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  7. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Bill
    Sure enough
    here is a copy of a Manila listing-for 1,700,000 Phillipines currency-
    guessing that 2.5 TD is a V6-but it could be a 4 cylinder
    and since the Ram 1/2 ton 3.0TD gets 40 mpg at 60 mph-
    your diesel guess looks pretty good
    wonder what MIVEC means??
    2016 Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS 2.5L MIVEC Diesel 4X4 Manual
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think only the North American market would want a gasser in an SUV. The rest of the world insists on diesel. This vehicle is probably a diesel.
     
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  9. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    But a lot to be said for gassers
    1)Cheaper to build
    2) cheaper to maintain
    3) lighter
    4) and all the turbo diesel forums are filled(ok were filled) with owners WHINING about how expensive it is to repair them-and the fuel systems-on light trucks 1/2 3/4 1 tons seem "fragile"-and expensive
    TD main advantage is in WORK-Tow VEHICLES-Big torque and big mpg when towing
    5)Diesels effluvia STILL is dirtier than gasoline

    I can't afford a TD so I make a special effort to go full SOUR GRAPES on all diesels-
    EXCEPT the Ram/Dodge 3.0 and monster Cummins-
    I have a permanent soft spot for Mopar-and their TD trucks and the 3.6 are great
    first EPA 25mpg 1/2 ton
    only 40 mpg at 60 mpg 1/2 ton-
    and 900 ft lbs 24mpg at 60 mph 1 ton
    what is not to like!
     
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  10. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    I made a mistake more or less my total mileage is 120,000 km. I'm in Manila right now.
     
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  11. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    I'm in Manila and I've been using my Mitsubishi Montero for more than 4 years now. Nowadays majority of SUVs released are AT but there are still MT variants in limited edition.
     
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  12. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    Thanks for welcoming me :)
     
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  13. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    Yes I'm in the PH, it is a 2.5 diesel engine intercooler turbo charge.
     
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  14. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    MIVEC is the newest engine of Mitsubushi Motors. Actually Mitsubishi Montero has been the top selling SUV in the Philippines but they also have some issues with their AT because there's a lot of "sudden unattended acceleration" complaints.
     
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  15. Emilee Read

    Emilee Read Active Member

    Yes it is, diesel is cheaper than gas here in Manila.
     
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  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The price of gasoline versus diesel varies regionally here. In my area ( Chicago IL ) diesel is less expensive.

    Really ? We also have many of those drivers here , you know , the ones who sometimes confuse the brake and accelerator pedals.
    But at least we have LOTS of lawyers.
    Btw , your English is excellent. I detected no accent whatsoever.
     
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  17. phoebeisis

    phoebeisis Well-Known Member

    Yeah
    Unintended acceleration-
    First hit the news waaay back in the 1980's-
    AUDI I think nearly DIED in the USA because of those reports
    And No Way was this a drive by wire ECU telling the car to accelerate-
    people-usually oldsters like me-65 yo- were hitting the wrong pedal-and staying on it
    Now a days it is faintly possible that a ECU-in an AT- could accelerate "by itself"

    But BRAKES will stop you -from 60 MPG in 3 seconds(130 or so feet isn't unreasonable- 60mph =90fps-take .9g 30fps off every second)
    But a fast car takes 6 seconds to get to 60 mph
    so BRAKES are roughly 2X the power of an engine at its peak HP

    Everyone here car nuts and barely reformed motor heads-knows this
    STAND ON THE BRAKES- don't pulse them like that poor cop did in CA-

    Oh no key cars-SUCK -you have to hold the button down for several seconds-
    A key-just turn it off-dead motor- a many second hold-who can do that with a KILLER CAR
    I hate the button start on the Prius-dangerous

    Cars-now-MIGHT actually be accelerating on their own now-and as Emillee is right-it would be ATs
     
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  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    So , are you saying your Prius takes several seconds to light up ? Mine is less than a second. But to shut off , not sure. Usually , when I shut off , the engine is already stopped.

    Audi recovered nicely from that bad press. Toyota also. People have short memories. But I do wonder how I would react if the "throttle" stuck wide open ?

    It happened on my 20th Century analog car ( 97 Civic ). The pedal got caught under the floor mat. My bad. Those were the days when I would use an abundance of HP for no real reason.
    It was scary , but I just pushed the clutch in and listened to the engine hitting the rev limiter at 7000 RPM until I could key off. Today , we trust 'Yota's electronics. Do we have any other choice ?
     
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  19. BillLin

    BillLin PV solar, geothermal HVAC, hybrids and electrics

    I think that must have been in reference to an emergency shut down with the push start button. I have never tried it or had to.
     
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