There is one rule - the cooler the car, the more often you will have to visit the gas station. Of course, there is an alternative - diesel versions or electric cars. Only in the first case, savings can turn into expensive repairs. And the dynamics are usually inferior to gasoline models.
As for electric cars, they are not suitable for our operating conditions. The infrastructure is too poorly developed, and the cars are expensive.
Tesla Model S does not need gasoline at all, but it is not available at the same time. Photo: Youtube.com
Many believe that the car should give the maximum to the owner. For some, this is dynamics and speed, not versatility. Such people manage to find a powerful car in the budget category. They are stopped only by the annual tax.
Today we will talk about the most affordable models with high fuel consumption. For the most part, these are premium cars.
Audi A8 D2
Let's start with Audi. The D2 generation car was produced from 1994 to 2002. The cost of copies on the go and without global problems starts from 300 thousand rubles.
The Audi A8 has several advantages that make this model stand out:
✅ Aluminum body
✅ Four-wheel drive for the most powerful versions
✅ High-quality finishing materials in the cabin
As it is already clear, the car does not rust at all. This is the main advantage, therefore, in principle, it does not matter what year Avoska is. The main thing is the condition.
The same classic that is always in fashion. Photo: Youtube.com
The most powerful of the popular versions of the Audi A8 were equipped with V8 petrol engines with a volume of 4,2 liters. They developed 300 or 310 hp. With. Of course, more rare and powerful modifications were produced. For example, S8 or a version with a six-liter engine. But they are rarer and much more expensive. Therefore, they do not quite fit into the concept of accessibility.
As for fuel consumption, the Audi A8 has it on par. If you operate a car in the city, then 20 liters per 100 km is far from the limit. "Thank you" for this you need a V8 engine and four-wheel drive. By the way, if you are not in a hurry, you can reduce the consumption by 20 percent. But usually it is more by the same figure - a powerful car provokes the gas pedal to “sink”.
Unlike the Audi A8, the next car is a full-fledged legend, at least in Russia. It happened thanks to the movie "Boomer".
Despite the years, this model constantly attracts attention. Photo: Youtube.com
You can buy this model from 250 thousand rubles. But you need to understand that for this amount the copies will be problematic. The most powerful versions offer from 350 thousand.
The car is not bad, but old - it was produced from 1994 to 2001. The body does not differ in durability, so it will be difficult to find it without rust.
The most powerful specimens with V8 and V12 engines with volumes of 4,0 / 4,4 and 5,4 liters. All "eights" have a capacity of 286 liters. With. The "top" V12 produces 326 "horses".
Fuel consumption will not please. The most economical is a pre-styling car with a 4,0-liter engine. In the city, his consumption is 16,3 liters. V8 after 1999 and V12, regardless of the year of manufacture, have almost the same appetite. This is 19,5 liters in the city.
Looks good even from the factory. Photo: Youtube.com
Again, it should be understood that the fuel consumption was declared by the manufacturer - it is averaged. If you constantly start in the “pedal to the floor” mode, then you can burn 25 liters per 100 kilometers in the city.
Mercedes S-class once carried the most powerful people in Russia. Only that was a long time ago, and now the Merina can be taken from 300 thousand rubles at a good pace.
The car is not bad - it is difficult to “kill” the V6 and V8 gasoline engines, the gearboxes are also reliable. That's just the body rots as if it was made in the late 80s at the Opel factory. Rust is an invariable component of the Mercedes-Benz W220.
Mercedes was once an unattainable dream. Photo: Youtube.com
The most powerful Mercedes should be considered the version with a five-liter V8 engine with 306 hp. With. Of course, V12 with a volume of 5,8 liters. 367 "horses" faster, and it uses more fuel. But buying such a car can only be advised to the enemy. It is rare, and the engine is problematic - it breaks down periodically, and it is expensive to repair.
So, a Mercedes-Benz W220 with a 5,0-liter engine consumes almost 19 in the city. In reality, the numbers depend on the specific city and the temperament of the owner. Someone claims that it is invested in 15 liters. With this engine, I got under 20 in the city.
An SUV that is still considered an indicator of success. Despite the outdated and angular appearance, many dream of this car. Conditionally available can be considered a modification of the W463 before the first restyling. It was produced from 1990 to 2006. By the way, new cars do not differ much in appearance from the old ones, so the Gelik will look decent.
This boxy bodywork has remained unchanged for decades. Photo: Youtube.com
Prices for the model start at 650 thousand rubles, so it is difficult to call this model affordable. But the "canonical" Mercedes-Benz G-Class with a five-liter engine can be taken from 1 million. They want the same amount for the new Lada Granta.
Gelendvagen has a number of problems - rust and expensive maintenance. Nothing can be done - a full-fledged premium, in demand. You have to pay for this.
The fuel consumption of the W463 before restyling is 25,5 liters per 100 km in the city. These are the official parameters for the version with a 5,0 hp 296 petrol engine. With. In fact, such a Mercedes-Benz G-Class can consume 30 liters in the city in winter.
Chevrolet Tahoe II
This car is the embodiment of legends and myths about the American auto industry. A frame SUV with V8 engines cannot be economical.
The main thing is to find a copy with a whole body. Photo: Youtube.com
In Russia, it is cheaper to buy second-generation cars on the used market. The first is more expensive in the lower price category - it is structurally simpler and has a characteristic aggressive design.
You can buy Chevrolet Tahoe II, and it was produced from 1999 to 2006, from 400 thousand rubles. It is clear that for this amount there will be a number of problems, including legal ones. Although, sometimes you are lucky - you manage to run into an urgent sale.
The main nuances of the Chevrolet Tahoe II:
✅ Annual tax
✅ Pneumatic rear suspension
If taken as a whole, then the model is reliable. Of course, it cannot be compared with the first generation in simplicity, but it is repaired independently in the garage if desired.
American V8s have never been economical. Photo: Youtube.com
The fuel consumption of the Tahoe in the city is impressive - 20 liters in the all-wheel drive version. And this is only official data, in reality they are higher, unless, of course, the owner likes to drive fast.
On the highway, the SUV also does not differ in efficiency. “Thank you” for this you need a high body and a heavy frame. Aerodynamics is not about the Chevrolet Tahoe II. So 15 liters at a speed of 120 km / h is still normal.
Summing up, it should be noted that in the Russian used market you can find many more "gluttonous" cars. For example, the same Japanese Toyota Land Cruiser SUV in gasoline versions cannot be called economical either.
You can also look at the Japanese auto industry. Photo: Youtube.com
Is it worth taking a car with high fuel consumption? This already depends on the person. For some, a car is a means of transportation. It requires budget delivery to its destination. For others, a car is a goal in life, a dream. And for this, as you know, you have to pay.
One thing is certain. As a rule, fuel consumption is dynamics and power. If not for taxes on cars over 250 liters. s., there would be many times more drivers choosing “gluttonous” models.
Of the above models, the ideal option is the Audi A8 D2. First of all, due to the aluminum body.