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Old 6th March 2006, 19:46   #346
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Ok... now I am not sure about how to put this. I decided to seriously test the FE of my Indica after almost a year of its purchase (actually 8 months). Well, after taking the reading (tankful to tankful basis) it seems to be giving me a whopping 18kmpl in the grinding traffic of Hyderabad city with intermittent AC usage. :-/

Ok... ok... naysayers... hold it. I myself am still a little bit befuddled with the figures. Will check once more by the weekend and confirm.
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Old 7th March 2006, 00:25   #347
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Ok... now I am not sure about how to put this. I decided to seriously test the FE of my Indica after almost a year of its purchase (actually 8 months). Well, after taking the reading (tankful to tankful basis) it seems to be giving me a whopping 18kmpl in the grinding traffic of Hyderabad city with intermittent AC usage. :-/

Ok... ok... naysayers... hold it. I myself am still a little bit befuddled with the figures. Will check once more by the weekend and confirm.
Is it a diesel version? Because it might be true.
My moms Indica also gives some impressive FE specially considering the way car is used
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Old 7th March 2006, 11:52   #348
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Thats right Adya, it is a diesel version. The thing is we have another V2 diesel in the family but that one is a 2003 model. I am habituated to it returning a fantastic 15kmpl in city (ok so the AC is very rarely used on that one).

However what has me stumped is that the salesman's sales pitch ("sir, expect much better mileage with the BS-III version bcoz of its ECU, sensors, EGR, slightly retuned engine blah blah blah") actually seems to be proving right!

Particularly when I consider my everyday hi-tech city run across the city with the 2nd - 3rd gear drive (and frequent crawls on 1st as well) and regular halts on signals the FE I noted is something I myself am finding difficult to swallow. I need to check this during the next top-up.
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Old 7th March 2006, 11:57   #349
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Ever since my wife has started driving the indica exclusively(me cant for 2 more weeks), the fuel efficiency is 17-18kmpl in Delhi-Noida city traffic. That explains the importance of light foot driving! I could manage only 16! Not bad for a 2002 indica, eh?
Oh! So you actually are getting this kindda FE, is it? Then it must be ok... I actually made a posting yesterday about how I seriously noted the FE for the 1st time and was amazed to get back a figure of 18kmpl!!! I thought I probably made a major jhol in noting the figures somewhere (or rather the pump attendant lady was fiddling with the auto-cut and caused it te get released early).

Still will note it again on the next top-up to be sure.
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We get 16-17kmpl in delhi traffic with 2002 indica. AC sparingly used due to winters
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Maruti 800 1998 Carbureted give me around 18 to 19 in the city..without A/C..nd around 21 to 22 on the highways...again without ac..
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my indica TCIC returns between 13.9 to 14.5 in city with a max of 15.28 recorded this far.

All city driving in mumbai. 2'nd and 3'rd gear mainly. a/c mostly on.

first service not yet done. expecting to go a bit higher post the first service.
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Two more figures -

1. Expressway dash to Pune (touching 160 kmph, mostly on 100-120 kmph) with AC and all that followed by dash to Aurangabad (touching 120 kmph, but mostly at 80-90 kmph - blame the bad roads, intermittent AC usage), HP Power --- 13 kmpl
2. Sensible driving all the way from Aurangabad to Mumbai (No AC, in that cold yuo could be kidding me) Reliance petrol - 16 kmpl.

More later. I am a bit taken aback.
typeo,

those are damn good figures man.
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My Corsa 1.4, 2003 gives 8 to 9 in Bangalore office time trafic. Haven't seen much difference with or without the AC.
Got upto 10 with AC, while driving in good roads and minimal traffic.
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Old 21st March 2006, 18:53   #355
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ford ikon 1.6 - 9.5-10kpl in delhi summers , so full time A/C
optra 1.8 - 8-8.5 in the same
1997 esteem , sold now , used to give 11 in city

never noted highway mileage ... hardly ever go.

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Old 21st March 2006, 19:02   #356
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Esteem Vx 1999 - 11+ city driving with A/c on most of the time
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My victa gave me 8.89 Kmpl on my 2900 Kms trip to Indore with Ac thermostat at 60% setting and blower at medium speed

So long......
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My Corsa 1.4 sedan - 7000 KMs old - returned 16kmpl ( about 360 KMs in 22.5 litres ) on my trip to mumbai. This i guess, is good enough for a car like Corsa.

@kkaviraj - my corsa returns about 11kmpl with AC and 12 kmpl without AC in city - this with a mixed mode of driving.
My father's corsa ( 2 yr old, 50k kms driven, and he has a light foot ) returns about 12 kmpl with AC in city.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 03:06   #359
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My 2.8L GTI has so far given me a best of 30miles per gallon. Worst I've got is 10mpg, while drive at 120mph. My display shows fuel consumption at the speed i'm driving and the total fuel consumed in the trip. Well the lowest was actually 15mpg when i was really pushing. But the lowest displayed ever was 10mpg consistently for atleast 1 minute, coz it keeps changing every 30 yards which is not much at 120mph.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 09:26   #360
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Atlast ! I can post in here

Santro Xing; 17.3-18.4kmpl; checked twice; speeds above 90kmph most of teh time, even couple of 140-150kmph, 3 guys + ac for 1/3rd trip. Damn happy.
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