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Old 23rd February 2009, 17:02   #1516
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Hi everybody:

My new Scorpio Vlx (2K km) is giving an average of 11.7 kmpl- it is mostly driven in the city and to Gurgaon from Delhi.
My 8 year old Lancer Glxi (61K km) is giving an average of 11.2 kmpl- this is driven almost always in the city.
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Old 23rd February 2009, 21:38   #1517
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Though I haven't really noted the FE of my Gypsy King to pin point, but it is giving me much higher mileage than my Corolla. So much so that I have started using Gypsy more & more impressed with its FE over Corolla.
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Old 23rd February 2009, 21:55   #1518
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Hyderabad - Guntur : 16.3kmpl, started journey at 5AM and non stop.
Guntur-Hyderabad : 14.2kmpl, started 2PM and was a hurried drive to get back before sundown.

Vehicle : 2003 NHC Dts-si with 28,000 on the clock.
Fuel : BP Speed.
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Old 23rd February 2009, 23:35   #1519
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Indica LGi
City 11-12 kmpl; Long drives 13.5 - 15.5 kmpl (all with AC on)
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Old 24th February 2009, 09:15   #1520
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Hyderabad - Guntur : 16.3kmpl, started journey at 5AM and non stop.
Guntur-Hyderabad : 14.2kmpl, started 2PM and was a hurried drive to get back before sundown.

Vehicle : 2003 NHC Dts-si with 28,000 on the clock.
Fuel : BP Speed.
When did the union of a Honda (NHC) & Bajaj (Dts-si) happen I believe it should read as NHC i-DSI
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Old 2nd March 2009, 11:29   #1521
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Car: FIAT Palio 1.2 NV Sport

Method : tank full - to - tank full
KMs: 437
Fuel: 28.1 ltrs
Avg: 15.55 km/l
AC : 40%
Hway/Cty % : 70-30 %

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Bravo! I think you should get an award for that sort of economy from a palio. No matter what I do, I can max get 7 or so from my 1.2(2002) model. It tears a hole in my pocket everytime. What's your secret bro?
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Old 3rd March 2009, 10:33   #1522
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Bravo! I think you should get an award for that sort of economy from a palio. No matter what I do, I can max get 7 or so from my 1.2(2002) model. It tears a hole in my pocket everytime. What's your secret bro?
Highway is 70% or more, possibly at 60kmph or so without much traffic. But 7 is low...
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Tata Safari 2.2 VVT Dicor (2008). City average 11.7 kmpL. 13000kms on ODO and done 2 services. Driving with A/C on 80% times. Not bad !!

Ford Ikon 1.8D. City Average 14 kmpL. 78000 kms on ODO

Zen Vxi. City Average 14.5 KmpL. 50000kms on ODO

Accent Crdi. City Average 15 kmpL. 52000kms on ODO

Maruthi Alto. City Average 16.5 Kmpl. 38000 kms on ODO
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My fiat adventure gives me a mileage of 15.64 on 80% highway with 75% a/c on .
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Got the best FE for my car ever on a hyderabad trip this time - 37 liters for 590 km. That is close to 16km/l . On the way back though I wasn't gentle on the throttle and it gave a much poorer 12km/l.
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I think you should get an award for that sort of economy from a palio.
I think that is a decent FE given the conditions he mentioned - a Palio 1.2, driven with only 40% a/c and mostly highway driving (70%). Sounds pretty much achievable to me.

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No matter what I do, I can max get 7 or so from my 1.2(2002) model. It tears a hole in my pocket everytime. What's your secret bro?
I think you should relook the way you drive. While Palios (mainly due to heavier kerb weight) are not exactly known for FE, 7kmpl seems too low to me. Search for 'lugging' on the forum and you would get some tips on that thread - ofcourse, avoid lugging the car.

My FE update :
Since 2005 when I bought my Baleno, the FE had pretty much been constant at 12kmpl (city) and 16kmpl (highway) - both with 100% a/c. This was with normal driving.

However, for the last 2 tankfills, I have changed the way I drive in city. Instead of racing through the gears, I try to drive as below :

1) Drive in the optimum gear - based on engine feedback.
2) Shift to the highest possible gear (without lugging the engine ie.) depending on traffic.
3) Limit gear changes.
4) Avoid frequent braking by driving at speeds based on traffic in front.
5) When the road is free, I would go to max 70kmph, but when in steady flowing traffic, I would be at 40kmph in 5th gear @ 1000 rpm. Puttering along without straining the engine.

And the results have been impressive for me.
For the first tankfill of 40litres (Rs2000), I did an impressive 570kms (all city) ie. an FE of 14.25 kmpl.

For the 2nd tankful of 45 litres (again Rs2000, but post fuel price-cut), I managed 620kms (all city) which is an FE of 13.77. The dip can be attributed to not being able to keep up the disciplined driving of last tankfill due to occasional racing thru the gears and some high speed driving.

Will I be able to continue driving like this ? Can't say for sure, but except for the odd sprint through the gears, I am kind of liking this way of driving because even if I race thru the gears, I still find myself at the next traffic light staring into the face of the lady on Scooty who was puttering along at 35kmph and whom I overtook some time ago. So, as well save some fuel.
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I get an average of 10.xx in city and 15.xx in my Civic
and recently I drove back from kerala to bangalore in my 11 year old zen and the average i got was 24Kmpl.
This was with no Ac and regular speed of 70-90kmph.
For the first 220 odd kms the the fuel needle didnt move at all. In banglore city I am getting 18 Kmpl in this zen.

Zen really rocks I should say
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Old 5th March 2009, 13:22   #1528
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I follow these hypermiling concepts.
1. Gradually increasing speed
2. Shift to highest possible gears at lowest speeds without lugging the engine
3. Maintaining proper distance from vehicles ahead for better anticipation.
4. Avoiding gear changes when there is no need to do so.
5. Shifting to neautral where idling is required and avoiding idling altogether
whereever possible.
6. Maintaining 80-85 kmph on highways to reeduce aerodynamic drag.
On highways I get a steady 21-21.5 kmpl and manage 14.5 kmpl in city.
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After my 33K kms ( currently at 35k+ kms) service of my Accent Viva CRDi and after thoroughly cleaning the green cotton airfilter after 5K kms, i am getting an astonishing 15kmpl in 100% city driving.

I am always running through the gears. Though, my A/C usage is not much, maybe about 70%.

Recently upgraded tyres to 195's, hope the change to FE is not too drastic.

And, my i10 Kappa which currently has 1300 kms on odometer returns 12kmpl in city with almost 80% A/C. I hope it improves, i am not too pleased with this FE.
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I follow these hypermiling concepts. .................
On highways I get a steady 21-21.5 kmpl and manage 14.5 kmpl in city.
You mentioned everything but the car. What car is it ?

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after thoroughly cleaning the green cotton airfilter after 5K kms,
Reminds me that cleaning my K&N is long overdue.
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