25th May 2007, 20:21
I to have recently got the Daihatsu Feroza bug. The question of fuel usage is not that simple. As a Mechanic for almost 15 years I think I have some idea to guide you in the right direction. Basically there are 3 'factors', vehicle condition, driving style and fuel grade or quality. First vehicle condition meaning motor performance and rolling resistance. Is the engine in good condition and timed well (tuned) to suit your choice of fuel (91/95/98 RON). Does the vehicle move freely, no brake drag, good tyre choice and no unnecessary heavy stuff left in the vehice to add weight for example. Second, don't gun it every time the light changes green or hold 2nd gear (at 3500RPM) when the vehicle could easily coast along in 3rd or 4th. Hopefully you get the drift (no pun intended)! Last of all the fuel goes something like good in good out. This advice is not 100% in all cases, so use your head and ask around. But anyway fresh fuel with a high Octane rating like BP Ultimate will work best and yes it costs more which is up to you. Remember what the motor is designed to run on. Happy trails!
21st Mar 2009, 02:52
Hi, I am buying a 1991 Feroza, but I'm just not shore about the mark 11 and the mark 111. What's the deal there.. Does it have extras, if so what are they? The one I'm buying is a mark 111. Can some one help?
20th Jul 2010, 21:11
I am very happy to say that I am regularly able to get over 500klms per tank of fuel, and the only fuel that I have used in the last four years is the E10.
My truck is always well maintained, and being a small 4 cylinder, the motor is never made to work too hard.
All of my electrics work, and the 3 stage electric suspension dampener system still works perfectly.
I have not modified my Feroza in any way, it is a 91 model with 262,000 original klms.
My Feroza is a beauty, and I will be sad to see it go when I have to sell it.
21st Aug 2012, 09:27
How do you tell if the dampers are working? Is there an obvious difference between settings, can you hear or feel anything when changing the settings?
4th Jul 2013, 00:40
Hey, I have recently purchased a Daihatsu Feroza 1995. It only takes unleaded fuel, but recently I lent it to a friend and he put e10 petrol in. Will this affect the fuel pump etc?