Gas Mileage on a UTV (Side x Side)?

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  1. popsnbeer

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    Anybody know or have real world experience w/ gas mileage on one?

    I'm looking for one to conduct my business in a small town. town is about 5milesx5miles and I could use the side x side as a daily driver.

    what are OT's thoughts?
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    my thought is who gives a shit what kind of mileage it gets

    those things are insanely expensive...

    buy a used Suzuki Samurai or Toyota pickup
     
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    great thoughts. if I was looking for a trail beater, I would in a heartbeat.

    I need something that has an open bed area, attracts attention, and is going to be reliable, oh...and gets good gas mileage.

    anybody know of any electric golf carts, or those maintenence ones with the truck bed, that can last all day on a charge and go ~40mph?

    that might suit my needs better, since I wont really be using it for off road applications (except maybe a few times a year during camping and the beach.
     
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    popsnbeer New Member

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    i got excited there for a minute. it doesn't look like many of them will go ~40-45 mph. Decent start though. Thanks.

    it looks like i will be doing some research for highering gears on a utv or something similar if I want to stay with that thought and increase my gas mileage.

    i'll let you all know if I find a good solution.
     
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    any of you guys know how fast those tomcars go?
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    A toyota pickup is pretty reliable...

    how about one of those daihatsu trucks? we get alot of them on catalina island.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but you can't drive a UTV on the street, can you? Or are you planning to backtrail it around the town and just kind of divebomb in on your destination?!?

    If you don't load it to death or put the pedal down too hard, the Rhino 660 will get about 20MPG @ 40mph. The nearly identical 450 will hit 25MPG at about the same speed and it will still do 60MPH easily for the fun times. Yamaha uses big bore singles in their UTV's and that keeps the fuel efficiency reasonable. There are other great UTV's out there, but I like the Yamaha product.

    Great info here:
    http://forums.atvconnection.com/messageview.cfm/catid/26/threadid/541565
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    25mpg :rofl:

    Pretty pathetic for how small they are.
     
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    you can drive a UTV here in AZ...it depends on your states laws and regulations.

    AZ you need a rear view mirror, head lights, brake lights.
     
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    it is pathetic

    I was figuring if you geared them up a little bit, the MPG could increase drastically...a little too much work for me though.
     
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    :rofl: @ 25mpg. thats aweful for something like that. my little honda xr100 got over 90mpg when playing on the throttle (granted it is tiny) but i would have thought 40+ easily out of that...

    side note, anyone know what the diesel mules get out of high range as far as fuel economy? i know they run about 32-33mph and the diesel will pull a shit ton for as small as they are :dunno:
     

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