I just purchased my first 4WD vehicle this summer, a 1979 Scout II, and recently came across this web site. So, hello! I hope to learn more about my vehicle here, but let me start out with a pretty basic question: what sort of gas mileage can be expected from a '79 Scout (standard trans., 345 V8). I'm getting anywhere between 8 and 10 MPG for the most part. Yikes! Actually, it doesn't matter too much, since I didn't purchase this vehicle for commuting or anything like that. I'm only using it to have fun up in the mountains!
10 MPG is more of an average. I think I might get 12 or so pure highway driving, and down in the 6 to 8 range off road (well, not exactly "off road" - I try to stay on things that show at least some semblance to a road).
So, what do these little descriptions after our usernames mean - stranger, newbie, enthusiast, etc.? I'm guessing it is based on how many times you have posted. Is that close?
yep thats what they mean,
I get about 20 mpg on the flat land but i got the 196 4 in my 68 Scout 800 with 3.73 gears and a four speed get about 12 to 15 off road it's the hills that get me, will if I want to go up them fast. but I don't mind slow :-)