Previously had a new 2012 BT Hi Rider ute with canopy 2wd, and had absolutely no problems over 5 years with it with great fuel economy usually around 9.8 klm per litr in city and up to 12 on a long steady run on cruise and a bit less when towing, was very happy from day one.
Decided to upgrade to a current model in June 2017 with exactly the same configuration as previously owned and have been disappointed to say the least so far.
The first thing i noticed was the trip computer when i initially filedl it to the brim the first time as i always do, it showed a range of 775 k's out of a tank where as i always got a reading of at least 900+ from old model.
This got me thinking that it probably needed to get an average on mileage first to get an accurate figure but several tanks later it hasn't.
Secondly, where as i got figures around 9.8 k's per lt from day one with my older BT with up to 12k's per lt on a run, with the new model the best i have got around town is 8.3 and the best on a run of 700k's has been 9.33.
I rang the dealer to ask if anything had been changed on newer model to cause this negative mileage and was told that to their knowledge all was the same and yet i am informed that they now have a DPF filter, seem strange that a dealership didnt know that?
Will a DPF filter effect the consumption so badly?
Can somebody explain to me why or what has changed to alter the mileage so negatively, i don't drive it like a sports car and i don't go climbing mountains with it?
The car has now done 5000 k's so has had time to get a good average but nothing has changed, absolutely disappointed.
Edited by Dasher, 10 August 2017 - 05:22 PM.