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Old 6th August 2009, 12:38   #1726
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That's a very good mileage for a 13 year old car. By the way how many kms has this car run ?
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That's a really good mileage your getting from your car. I had a 1996 model M 800 and I used to get the same FE with a mix of city (60%) and highway (40%) driving here in Bangalore. I must add that my driving style was very sedate.
Thanks friends.

I have driven only 76000 km till date. I drive very sedately in the city not more than 40-50 kmph. In the highways I tend to drive at around 80-90 kmph.

During city driving I practice the following:

When I see the need to brake, I plan atleast 40-50 m ahead (not in emergency cases). During this time, I release the gear without pressing the clutch. The vehicle will slow down eventually without me using clutch. When only essential, I press the brake. When the need arises to accelerate, I shift to the relevant gear by pressing the clutch.

This has resulted in lot of fuel saving.

Hope this method is correct. If it is ok other can also follow.
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Old 6th August 2009, 13:37   #1727
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Mileage on my nano
Drive from hyd to nizamabad
speed was mostly around 80-90 kmph
20 kmpl
I hav ea feeling that mileage should get better if driven in a lower rpm band - around 70kmph
Why haven't you said anything about it so far? Or have I missed it?

Was that with AC? How many people?

Why don't you give an update with a speed range of 60 to 70kmh?
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The mileage you are getting is fantastic, are you really sure that's the mileage you are getting with AC.
Yes indeed. But during this period I mostly drove solo (I am just 62 kg).
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Old 6th August 2009, 14:17   #1729
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During city driving I practice the following:

When I see the need to brake, I plan atleast 40-50 m ahead (not in emergency cases). During this time, I release the gear without pressing the clutch. The vehicle will slow down eventually without me using clutch. When only essential, I press the brake. When the need arises to accelerate, I shift to the relevant gear by pressing the clutch.
That's great to know. I bought the car when it had only 52,000 kms on the odo and 76,000 kms is what I had on the odo when I sold the car.

Your shifting technique is great for FE. I follow the same technique in my cars as well.

The trick to getting good FE is to maximze the use of the engine breaking, driving and shifting gears at the correct rpm, follow methods such as coasting to a stop and minimum use of the brake pedal.
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Your shifting technique is great for FE. I follow the same technique in my cars as well.

The trick to getting good FE is to maximze the use of the engine breaking, driving and shifting gears at the correct rpm, follow methods such as coasting to a stop and minimum use of the brake pedal.

Thanks friend,

Happy to read that my driving style is correct.

In fact I am planning to write a long term ownership report within few days.
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@trrk : trhat was without A/c with 2 people and 2 kids seated.
i haven't measured the mileage in the city will do so soon . the car is generally used by other people at home.


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Why haven't you said anything about it so far? Or have I missed it?

Was that with AC? How many people?

Why don't you give an update with a speed range of 60 to 70kmh?
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When I see the need to brake, I plan atleast 40-50 m ahead (not in emergency cases). During this time, I release the gear without pressing the clutch. The vehicle will slow down eventually without me using clutch.
Sorry to be obtuse, but, what exactly is meant by "release the gear without
pressing the clutch" - mainly what does "release the gear" mean?
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Sorry to be obtuse, but, what exactly is meant by "release the gear without
pressing the clutch" - mainly what does "release the gear" mean?

If anybody wants to decelerate, generally we will press the clutch and shift the gear to lower gear (Eg: from fourth gear to third gear).

What I do is different. I will not press the clutch. Without pressing the clutch I release the gear from the existing one to neutral (Eg: from fourth gear to neutral).

After the car slows down, when I want to accelerate, I press the clutch and slot the gear to relevant gear.

Hope I am clear.
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Thanks friends.

...., I release the gear without pressing the clutch. The vehicle will slow down eventually without me using clutch. ......
Is this a safe thing to do, without harming the gear box?
Experts, can you please comment?
Can you change the gear or shift to neutral without using clutch?
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Is this a safe thing to do, without harming the gear box?
Experts, can you please comment?
Can you change the gear or shift to neutral without using clutch?
Obviously it has to be bad (me not expert though). Clutch is basically to delink the gear system from the engine drive shaft and then to gradually sync them together. Without clutch, it should give some grinding sound internally indicating improper synchronization.

Ok. I'm not expert. I will too wait for another expert to give the exact technicals.
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@trrk : trhat was without A/c with 2 people and 2 kids seated.
i haven't measured the mileage in the city will do so soon . the car is generally used by other people at home.
Thanks for the update.

Nano is an interesting new vehicle and so user feedback is important.

If possible, right about the car in a separate thread, if and when you get time and keep us updated about its life with you.

If the windows were open, then that would not contribute to good mileage.
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Today I though of extracting best average from my Altis manual. I drove it in city for around 9 kms in light trafic and 1 red light. Very light foot and very careful with current average and braking. It gave me 22 kmpl average on the MID which is very accurate.
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Fiat Linea E Pack - 1.4 Petrol

City - 100% AC ON - 16 kmpl

( on Saturdays with less traffic & @ 40-50 kmph avg speed )


City (Weekdays) - 100% AC ON - 9-10 kmpl @ avg speed of 15-17 kmph (Mumbai B2B Traffic)

Highways - 100% AC ON - 13-14 kmpl

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Old 11th August 2009, 18:40   #1739
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Palio 1.2 Sport

Run: 466 km (40% city B2B traffic and 60% Highway)
Consumed: 31.3
AC: 50%

Avg returned: 14.8 kmpl
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Swift Vxi 2006 - 54k done.

In Pune peak traffic, AC on always - around 12-12.5 (this used to be 13.5+ till I changed my stock tires to 195/65).

On highways (Mostly new NH4), with two people, mode speed being 120-135 - around 16-18 (this is unchanged even after the tire change).
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