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Old 7th December 2006, 10:28   #571
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Your car being 2 yrs old, don't you think the figures are too low? As I said earlier, I am consistently getting 11+ in bangalore. May be you drive it with a heavy foot. Do you have Shell or Relience outlets there in Hyderabad? You should try them.
Thanks for suggestion Sivadas. My commute can not be really called a commute, I drive 1 KM each way from home to/ from office. It used to be under 8 KMPL, now it has become 8.7, seems like it got better. You wont believe the total Kilometers on my car is 11K+.

I am not sure about reliance as I suspect I got lower FE whenever I used reliance on highways (12 KMPL (vs) 13+ using Xtra Premium or IBP regular).
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Since the onset of winter and no usage of AC's anymore im getting 15-16kmpl in city driving.

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My new viva crdi ( 2400km old) is giving me very unsatisfactory mileage.

I think i am getting 12 or less that too with AC usage around 15% of the time only. My first service is just over about a week back and yet to finish my tankful post this service but the way the indicator is dropping, i am assuming the above mileage.

For all the tall claims about CRDI mileage, what could be wrong with my car??? I drive a little spirited but come on this mileage is not justified. CRDI is meant to be flogged

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Old 7th December 2006, 14:29   #574
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Can we have some FE figures of AVEO 1.4 or 1.6 here?

My 2 months(1600 kms) old Chevy is showing 11.5-12.5 kms/litre in City driving with 70% AC functioning. Havnt tried Highways yet.

I use Reliance Petrol.
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My new viva crdi ( 2400km old) is giving me very unsatisfactory mileage.

I think i am getting 12 or less that too with AC usage around 15% of the time only.
Please wait atleast for the first 5-7000kms & second service to pass before considering the FE of your car. Car engines need to bed-in properly before they give out their best both Performance & FE wise. I would not be too concerned with an FE of 12 in a car that's done only 2400kms.
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Please wait atleast for the first 5-7000kms & second service to pass before considering the FE of your car. Car engines need to bed-in properly before they give out their best both Performance & FE wise. I would not be too concerned with an FE of 12 in a car that's done only 2400kms.
Iraghava, thats what most of the people are telling me but, i never thought it would be soooo low even for run-in periods or just after that. And, CRDI has a service interval of 10km meaning another 8K for my next service. So just hope that it improves between now to 10K

I am driving down to goa on Dec 20, will check the highway FE then, lets hope that is atleast a wee bit better
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Iraghava, thats what most of the people are telling me but, i never thought it would be soooo low even for run-in periods or just after that. And, CRDI has a service interval of 10km meaning another 8K for my next service. So just hope that it improves between now to 10K

I am driving down to goa on Dec 20, will check the highway FE then, lets hope that is atleast a wee bit better
Frankly, driving a diesel car with 2.4k on the board & getting 12 kmpl wouldn't worry me much. I think you should wait for it, I'm sure the FE will improve considerably.
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Thanks for suggestion Sivadas. My commute can not be really called a commute, I drive 1 KM each way from home to/ from office. It used to be under 8 KMPL, now it has become 8.7, seems like it got better. You wont believe the total Kilometers on my car is 11K+.

I am not sure about reliance as I suspect I got lower FE whenever I used reliance on highways (12 KMPL (vs) 13+ using Xtra Premium or IBP regular).
I understand. Even I don't use my car on daily basis. Weekly once or twice to office and small weekend trips. I have not touched 15k yet.
I am using Shell normal/super from last 1 year (don't remember when did the Hosur road Shell outlet got open).
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Zen - 12 kpl in mumbai with AC
Avenger 40-45 kpl in Pune, depending on driving style.
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Hi! My 4 month old FIAT Adventure returns 9.2-9.5 kmpl mileage in Mumbai city with 100% a/c. Pertrol is HP Power

My 6 years old Santro returns 11kmpl in City with 100% A/C on.
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Hi!

My 9 month old Santro erlx gives around 18 Kmpl in city ... 20 Kmpl on highways

My year old Alto Lxi gives 15 Kmpl in city...
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Tata Indigo TDi 2006
City: 13-14 kmpl with a/c
Highway: 17-20 kmpl with a/c

Tata Sumo 1996
City: 9-10 kmpl with a/c
Highway: 10-12 kmpl with a/c (Depending upon the load and terrain - usually loaded when goes outstation)

All figures based on stock engine tuning, filters and stock tyres.
Latest winter update:
Tata Indigo TDi
City: 15.50 kmpl without a/c
Highway: 19 kmpl with around 30% a/c usage

Both figures on full tank fill-up basis
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Just came back from a three day trip to Surat and back with my family.First things first,the NH8 is fantastic to drive on.Anybody wanting to have a blast must drive down to Daman or wherever just for the road itself.Total kms logged from Mumbai to Surat and back- 620 kms
I filled the car to the brim before the trip with HP Power.I knew that the 1.6 was'nt very fuel efficient in the city since I dont get more than 9 kmpl under any conditions.So I assumed I'd probably get around 13-14 kmpl on the highway.I was really in for a pleasant surprise.
While driving down I realised the fuel indicator was coming down pretty slowly.Now my eyes are really not trained to see that on the Palio .I reached Surat and yet the needle was somewhere around the 3/4th mark.I made a rough estimate when the needle reached the halfway mark.The car had already logged 400 kms.The Palio's tank capacity is 47 Lts. "Assuming" the half way mark is really half way(which may not be true),I had covered 400 kms in roughly 23.5 Lts.Thats an astonishing fuel efficiency of 17.02 kmpl!!
I cannot accurately ascertain the fuel efficieny for the entire trip until I top up again though.But since I'm pretty familiar with the fuel needle after 3 and a half years of owning a Palio,I can roughly judge that I've used around 40 of fuel for 620 kms.Thats 15.5 kmpl,which is good as well.That drop can be attributed to the slow progress once I returned to Mumbai.
A/c was used 70% of the time and speeds were maintained between 70-90 kmh for most part of the journey.
Places covered - Mumbai - Daman - Valsad city - Surat-Mumbai.
On a similar journey in my 1.2 elx Nv 2 years back,I could'nt manage more than 14 kmpl due to the fact that I had to really gun it while overtaking and had to redline in 3rd and 4th at times.While in the 1.6,I dont even remember downshifting from 5th(overdrive) ever to overtake.So I can safely say that the 1.6 is definitely more economical on the highway than a 1.2.what else can I say.I've witnessed Santros giving 18kmpl on the highways.But 17 kmpl from a Palio 1.6 S10 is pretty darn good.I'll update w.r.t any discrepancies in Fe after topping up.

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Old 11th December 2006, 10:17   #584
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The taller gearing on the larger capacity engines (with more torque available), enables these cars to return more kmpl on highways in most cases.

I remember ACI review of 1.3 and 1.5 OHC when they said that the 1.5 OHC actually gives better mileage on highway due to taller gearing and less downshifting when overtaking.

But yes, for a palio 1.6, it is great mileage. Most 1.6 corsas give max. 14 or so on highway.
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For those of you interested, the overall FE as of today stands at 11 kpl. This has been measured as follows:

First tankful at odo reading 00046
Latest tankful at odo reading 38755
Total fuel filled: 3519.28 litres
Distance between tankfuls: 38709 km
Overall average FE: 11 kpl

Over this distance, my usage has been 90% city / 10% highway. All with 100% A/C usage.

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Here's an update:
First tankful at odo reading 000046
Latest tankful at odo reading 072403
Total fuel filled: 6550.95 litres
Distance between tankfuls: 72357 km
Overall average FE: 11 kpl

Other parameters remain the same: 90% city / 10% highway, 100% A/C
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