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Old 24th July 2007, 14:43   #796
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Opel Corsa Sail 1.6 gives 10.4 in city and 13 on highways with AC
Indica V2 DLS gives 17 in city and 21 on highways with AC
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Old 24th July 2007, 15:29   #797
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i have a 2000 santro LE which has done about 43000 when i bought . i have changed the entire engine oil to CASTROL , the oil filter & air filter . spark plug firing is good so mechanic cleaned it.done the wheel balance & alignment . it is doing about 10 km /litre in city with almost proper driving method .( air 30 PSI almost single while driving ) The guy who sold me says it should do 12-13 with AC most of the time. what else should i do to enhance the mileage . i want to SET thing for petrol so that i can think of moving to LPG. pl let me have your feedback. thanks.
I had a santro 2000 model and the FE was about 14 (10% Ac). However, it really depends on your driving style and traffic conditions. Have you ruled them out before thinking it is something to do with the car? I find that in traffic situations with AC, it can go down to 10... Also ensure to fuel at a good pump.
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Old 24th July 2007, 17:58   #798
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zen 2001 mpfi

bangalore city 14.6 without ac
bangalore city 12.5 with ac
highway part ac 18
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my accent crdi 2007 gives 22kmpl with ac on highways and 19kmpl with ac in city
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M 1000 - 1999 model - 11-12kmpl in city with AC on 90%
14-15 kmpl on highways with AC on 100%
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Ok fellows,

The picture below is taken by me with my phone camera, so the crappy quality. This picture shows the FE at the moment I took the picture - Lonavala to Mumbai , with cruise control on at 70 kmph. And the car - yes the Skoda Octavia vRS.


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3.7 liters for 100 km, correct? So that works out to about 27 kmpl. Is that right? Or is the computer wrong? In any case that is a phenomenal FE figure.
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I would say that's just the computer predicting the ideal FE if he continues to travel at a steady 70kmph without using any clutch, brakes etc. till he reaches his destination.

Needless to say it hardly happens like that in India.
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As I said - it was the FE for that particular trip at that particular point when I clicked the picture. It went down to 3.2 L / 100 Kms till I reached Panvel and then till Chembur it stayed at 8.4 L / 100 kms.
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I would say that's just the computer predicting the ideal FE if he continues to travel at a steady 70kmph without using any clutch, brakes etc. till he reaches his destination.

Needless to say it hardly happens like that in India.
Whatever that may be, if it is indeed the ideal FE, what if he does not exceed 70kmph till he comes home? Surely the F.E. should then be in the range of 19-20 kmpl? Isn't that quite a lot? IMHO it is. If it is so, then bad F.E. is something we can knock off the petrol Skodas.
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As I said - it was the FE for that particular trip at that particular point when I clicked the picture. It went down to 3.2 L / 100 Kms till I reached Panvel and then till Chembur it stayed at 8.4 L / 100 kms.
What was the overall F.E. Because frankly, that number is mindblowing.
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On that Chembur - Lonavala - Chembur trip I got an FE of 14 kmpl. And that was normal driving - coming back the cruise control was on for the expressway part while going cruise control was on till the toll booth at 80 kmph. Rest of the journey was normal driving and that means not speeding over 120 kmph.

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How to Save Money on Gas - wikiHow
this URL says a lot...
i have given few points mainly OCTANE based as there is lot going on here reg OCTANE

Use the lowest recommended octane for your car. The lower octane gas is cheaper. Most modern cars are engineered to run most efficiently on lower octane fuel, and often forbid you to use higher octane fuel. Check your owner's manual to be sure, as not all car engines should use lowest octane gas.
Mix octanes. Using a higher octane has no effect on fuel efficiency and doesn't really gain you anything and costs more. In some areas, the lower octane may be too low for your car and the mid-grade or higher octane may be more than what you need. To avoid overpaying and still get the correct octane for your car you can mix the gas. For example, if your car takes 87 octane and the pumps have 85 octane and 89 octane, then when filling your car, fill half the tank with 85 octane and the other half with 89 octane and this will give you an equivalent of 87 octane plus it will save you money because the lower octane gas costs less. However, if you do not have a way of thoroughly mixing the fuel as it is entering your tank, your engine may receive "bursts" of lower octane fuel, causing problems.

CAN some one explain the following POINT in a layman's language

Also, if you are driving a stick shift, note that 50% throttle at 1200 rpm's uses less gas than 10% throttle at 2500 rpm's. As long as the engine is not lugging or pinging, shift as soon as possible and use plenty of throttle. The engine is more efficient when it does not have to pump air past a closed throttle plate. Warning: this advice is only true for fuel-injected cars or those with constant velocity carburetors.

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Is the trip computer reliable? The numbers seems to vary just too much. Same problem seems to be there in the Fiesta
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With my high-rev driving, I get around 8Kmph/lit on my Honda Civic in city driving conditions; much better on the highway
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