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Old 20th September 2006, 12:16   #481
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My Santro gives me 13 with A.C in city conditions. And given the road & traffic conditions in my city, thats pretty decent!
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Old 20th September 2006, 14:29   #482
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My ZEN[2001 Vxi] returns
360-370 kms for 30 Ltr's LPG[elf gas pump, yeswanthpur]
14.5 - 15 for petrol[shell normal]
Both with 50% AC at B'lore traffic
17.5 - 18km on highway
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Expect a better number after sometime. Can't really blame your car. Blame your driving condition.

Question: Why Speed 97? Are you getting anything extra???
No specific reason. I had never checked the FE in the past (read upto 10000km I am very happy with the way she drives and who wants unneccesary heartaches etc).

Then I had this good old neighbour with an optra 1.6 base who sometime back had asked me why i chose baleno over an Optra (I still remember you suggesting me an optra on the phone.) Well I told him it was about 2hundred thousand more and the FE was not too good.

Well he asked me how much my FE was and I said it gives about 10-11 and he asked me if I ever had checked and I said no. He said I should check and I said why not and chose speed 97 cos again my neighbour said it gave the best FE. earlier I used to fill her up with shell super petrol (not sure of its octane rating). I would check the FE with Shell in a short while.

But my point stands I dont drive my car too hard, Dont ride the clutch unless absolutlely neccesary(which is getting to be more and more in Blr, dont do high rpms in low gears and yet I get an FE of 8.5km/ltr and that is actually a bit disappointing. I am not sure whether it is

1. BLR traffic and road conditions.
2. Speed 97 itself
3. Some 3rd service screw up.

With venkatrx also getting similiar FE like mine, I would like to ask other bangalore baleno city drivers what thier FE's (along with fuel used etc) are to come to any conclusion.

Hey Supreme,
In my mind using the auto nozzle cut off could be a faulty way of checking fe as every nozzle may be tuned differently for autocutoff. while brimming to the tip would be some everywhere. I could be wrong though experts please shed light.
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Old 20th September 2006, 21:15   #484
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Unhappy hey guyz.

i donnow what to do my sonata gives a milage of 2.5kmpl.
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my santro gave 15 in city and 19 on highways
amby petrol gives 12 in city anddddddddddddd 12 on highways hehehehe
verna again lol yet to get so i guess 18 on highways and 15 in city
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Old 20th September 2006, 21:56   #486
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i donnow what to do my sonata gives a milage of 2.5kmpl.
Tell me thats not true.....do u have a hole in ur fuel tank or what!!??
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With venkatrx also getting similiar FE like mine, I would like to ask other bangalore baleno city drivers what thier FE's (along with fuel used etc) are to come to any conclusion.
v1p3r in B'lore reports close to 15kmpl. Generally, user reported FE for Baleno on this forum ranges from 10-12kmpl in cities.

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Hey Supreme, In my mind using the auto nozzle cut off could be a faulty way of checking fe as every nozzle may be tuned differently for autocutoff. while brimming to the tip would be some everywhere. I could be wrong though experts please shed light.
Well, if you are checking FE of your car, the main thing is to use the same pump and preferably the same dispenser, so as to minimise error. Anyway, the full tank method also has error possibilities, due to the way the guy will pump in fuel in bursts after every flowback.
I would suggest you ask your service centre to do a litre FE test using a special contraption that holds a pre-determined amount of fuel, on which you run the car till the fuel runs out. This would be the most error-free method.
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i donnow what to do my sonata gives a milage of 2.5kmpl.
Your avatar shows a Hummer?. Maybe you confused its FE with that of the Sonata. 2.5kmpl, IMO is way too low for even a Sonata.
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Tell me thats not true.....do u have a hole in ur fuel tank or what!!??
hey karthik247 it's true that my sonata is giving a terrible milage , some times it gives a milage of 3.5kmpl also . i know it is all because of my drifting the car and doin drag all the time. but when my driver drives it then it gives a milage of 8kmpl. which is a lot diffrence .
u have any solution to my milage problem..? any upgrade? which would help me out..
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@drift_kid,
your driving = 2.5-3.5 kmpl.
driver driving = 8kmpl (which sounds normal for a Sonata).

Plus, you have given an indication of how you "drive".
Don't need a rocket scientist to figure out why you are getting such pathetic FE. It's upto you to decide whether to drag and burn gas OR drive normally and save gas.
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My Baleno LXI gives me a FE of 13.5 in the city AC and Highways 15 with AC on always. Also have noticed a FE increase after the 2nd service.
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My brother, Spacio Sa gives me around 15 kmpl in the mountain roads.

BTW I am not very sedate driver.
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My Baleno LXI gives me a FE of 13.5 in the city AC and Highways 15 with AC on always. Also have noticed a FE increase after the 2nd service.
Wow. fantastic.. mine give 8.5 could you post details of the following:
1. Method used to measure FE
2. Fuel used
3. Tyre size and width
4. Air filter stock or not.
5. Spark plugs stock or not.

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Wow. fantastic.. mine give 8.5 could you post details of the following:
1. Method used to measure FE
2. Fuel used
3. Tyre size and width
4. Air filter stock or not.
5. Spark plugs stock or not.

Thanks in Advance
Complete stock mate.. nothing has been changed,realy dunt wanna mess around as of now. Just changed the tyres to Apollo Accelere.( 205/60/13).
And i generally never floor the accelerator always. Its a rare scenario other than when m on long drives.
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Default Mileage that I get

My Indica LGi (Petrol) gives me ~ 11 kmpl (AC on 75% of time)
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