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|15th September 2006, 10:12||#46|
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When it comes to the Palio1.6, almost all seem to agree that it is one of the best hatches around as far as performance goes. The build is also tough with the car resulting in being heavier than its peers. The comparitively bigger/powerful engine and more kerb weight itself would make it significantly less FE than the other hatches around. More so when the competition is Japanese - known to milk out the max from fuel. So, then why so much of ambiguity / confusion about the Palio's FE ? Actual user-claimed FE for the Palio from the forum is on these lines.
1) I bought GTX 1.6 from Manipal Motors in Bangalore. Have done about 1000km. Gives me about 8k in the city and 13.5 on the highway. (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/258057-post6.html)
2) I can vouch that you will not get more than 8kmpl in the city with a/c in the Palio(I owned one). It will give you 13 or thereabouts on the highway. (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/256636-post16.html)
3) The average has gone terribly down. Earlier, the car used to give us 8.5 - 9.5 kmpl, then it started giving us 6 - 6.5kmlp and then after the tune up, it gave 7.5kmpl but then the odometer got messed up again and it's not working properly but i have a gut feeling its gone down again. According to the odo read, it's giving less then 5kmpl
(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...nce-1-6-a.html (HELP - Palio giving low FE and poor performance (1.6)))
4) i ve got a palio 1.6 i got a free flow exhaust on it (got it from coimbatore) i noticed a sudden drop in fuel efficiency last month. went down from 8 to 4/5 kmpl!!!
(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...html#post41586 (4 kmpl palio 1.6???? HELP!!!))
Based on the above, normal FE for the Palio1.6 seems to be 8kmpl (city) and 13kmpl (highways), which is significantly lesser (not marginally) than the Getz (city-10, highway -14) and Swift (city - 11 to 12, highways -16 or so).
While giving credit to the Palio for its strong points, let us also acknowledge the attributes where it lacks with respect to the competition, so that the buyer is able to take a knowledgeable decision and not regret it later.
Last edited by supremeBaleno : 15th September 2006 at 10:24.
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|15th September 2006, 10:34||#48|
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Dude, just call up the dealers and ask the price!!!!!
|15th September 2006, 16:21||#49|
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Please stop behaving like children who scream 'my toy is better than yours'. Airfoil and Floyd have posted sensible views as owners.
Somebody please lock this thread before it degenerates further.
Last edited by Steeroid : 15th September 2006 at 16:22.
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Note from mod :
This is not a "mine is bigger than yours contest".
No use arguing. This thread is closed. If the original poster wants more information, PM me, and I will repoen this thread, with the deleted posts staying deleted
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