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Old 18th August 2009, 21:10   #1771
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Guys,

My Ford Fiesta 1.6S gives me 8.5-9 kms/l in city driving conditions. Get around 14-15 kms/l on highways. And it has run around 11000 kms till date.

Although wthin city I drive mostly on 1st-2nd gear due to traffic, but that just a 2 km strectch on my way back from office. Otherwise Delhi roads are fun to drive on.

Its quite dissapointing consdering all other sedans of the same class give around 10-12 kms/l in city.

I had spoken to my servce center people and they keep telling me that the mileage would improve over time since this is a new car. I dont know how much further I have to clock on the ODO to get a better mleage.
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Old 18th August 2009, 22:47   #1772
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My Safari 2.2 dicor gives an average of 12.5kmpl on tank to tank refills, worst was 10kmpl whilst in Mumbai, best I think was just over 13kmpl, lots of stop start driving and short distances have not helped, average ac usage has been approx 70%, I wanted to measure my highway drive from Goa to Pune , as I'm sure I would have achieved around 15kmpl, but got caught up with other things and drove to Mumbai where the FE took a big hit, thanks to the bumper to bumper driving.

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Old 19th August 2009, 11:11   #1773
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I had spoken to my servce center people and they keep telling me that the mileage would improve over time since this is a new car. I dont know how much further I have to clock on the ODO to get a better mleage.
Unfortunately, once you've clocked some mileage, they're most likely to tell you that you can't expect good fuel efficiency because it's no longer a new car
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Old 19th August 2009, 11:13   #1774
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On my brothers new Vista Saffire 1.2 we got 8.37 kmpl on the 1st tank full, 100% AC and city driving.
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Hello friends @ T-bhp, I have been an anonymous beneficiary of the wealth of automotive information this forum has to offer. I finally registered out of desire to participate in these discussions. This is my first post !

I have been following many mileage related threads and have been rather surprised by the figures quoted (14-15 city mileage with AC & stuff). I drive a Santro (bought new, 1.5 yrs old now) daily to work in Chennai and the best I get is around 11.5-12 with 90% AC and plenty of short trips. The worst is around 9.5-10. Ofcourse, there are plenty of rules & variables when it comes to FE and let's say I adhere to atleast 75% of them. Some friends did say Hyundais are guzzlers compared to Maruti and maybe this is what they meant.
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Hello friends @ T-bhp, I have been an anonymous beneficiary of the wealth of automotive information this forum has to offer. I finally registered out of desire to participate in these discussions. This is my first post !

I have been following many mileage related threads and have been rather surprised by the figures quoted (14-15 city mileage with AC & stuff). I drive a Santro (bought new, 1.5 yrs old now) daily to work in Chennai and the best I get is around 11.5-12 with 90% AC and plenty of short trips. The worst is around 9.5-10. Ofcourse, there are plenty of rules & variables when it comes to FE and let's say I adhere to atleast 75% of them. Some friends did say Hyundais are guzzlers compared to Maruti and maybe this is what they meant.
Hi,

I also have a Santro Xing which is 3 years old and had done 40,000 kms. It gives me a mileage of 13-14 kmpl within Chennai city and 17-18 on highways. I always drive with AC turned on, and avoid short trips.

The worst it gave me was 10-11 kmpl 6 months back when I actually delayed the service. I informed the service station that the mileage has gone down in the last 2 months, and its back on track now giving me 13-14 kmpl now.
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Just did a Delhi - Jaipur highway run. My 2002 Esteem returned 16 kmpl with 80% AC. I maintained constant speed of 100-105 kmph.
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Ford Ikon flair 2005 still giving 13.5 in City with 80% AC.
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I get around 7.6 in city and around 11.5 on highway with the a/c on. There is a lot of difference in mileage while driving inside the city and on the highway, guess the credit goes to bangalore traffic.
Am so sorry i forgot to mention my car its, actually a ford mondeo duratec HE.
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2004-Ikon 1.6Nxt; 9+ within city; 13-14 on highways; lowest 7 (when it was slightly tuned); All with 100% A/C.

City travel include ~40km per day during peak hour through the heart of the city.
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I recently bought a used Zen with 16K kms on odo(genuine) in top condition.
I have been using it only for highway drive and at max with two people with 100% AC and it is giving 20kmpl . Even i was surprised by it.Driving was with occasional bursts of upto 150kmph but major part was at 80-90kmph.
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Ritz Vdi - 17.65km/l with 100% ac, in the city.
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I currently running in my M800 carb after an engine rebuild - got a FE of 19 kmpl on the first tank of gas (speeds below 60km/hr and a light foot)
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I currently running in my M800 carb after an engine rebuild - got a FE of 19 kmpl on the first tank of gas (speeds below 60km/hr and a light foot)
19 kmpl is outstanding. Where did you get the rebuild done? Was it at a MASS or an outside engine specialist?
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Ritz Vdi - 17.65km/l with 100% ac, in the city.
That's very good FE, you really sure it's that much within city with 100% AC.
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