As an experiment, we made use of our standard fuel route and chose a Toyota Hilux Dakar 2,8 GD-6 4x4 with a manual gearbox as the test mule. The manufacturer’s claimed fuel consumption is 9,1 L/100 km. Completing our fuel route while driving normally returned a figure of 8,3 L/100 km. Using power mode on the freeway, some sandbags in the back and driving a bit more aggressively with higher revs before changing gears, the figure climbed to 11,1 L/100 km, or 22% higher. This gives us a good example of how much cash you can save by taking it easy and using common sense.