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Old 31st January 2009, 20:50   #1471
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I have achieved 16 kmpl in Civic-AT over 200 kms.
Highway, Max speed < 70 kmph, no AC, two on board (including driver).
Used some hypermiling techniques like taking my leg off the accelerator a long way before a speed-breaker so that I never use the brakes.

(I had already achieved 15.3 kmpl over 1400 kms a few months back).
That's an excellent fuel consumption figure. What does your car give you if you're travelling at hwy speeds of 100-120 and in the city?

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Old 31st January 2009, 22:36   #1472
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FE of my cars:-

Skoda Octavia 1.9TDi:
Before Mods City - 14kmpl, Hwy - 17kmpl
After Mods City - 16kmpl, Hwy - 19kmpl

Mercedes C200 CDi:
City - 10kmpl, Hwy - 14kmpl (Believe it or not but true)
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Old 1st February 2009, 08:27   #1473
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FE of my Cars

1. Fiat Uno 1.2 ELX : City 9KMPL Highway 14KMPL (Both with 100% AC)
2. Fiat Palio 1.2 EL :City 9KMPL Highway 12.5 KMPL (Both with 100% AC)
Love both my cars so can't get rid of them as well.
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Old 1st February 2009, 08:36   #1474
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That's an excellent fuel consumption figure. What does your car give you if you're travelling at hwy speeds of 100-120 and in the city?
Cheers!
At 'normal' speeds I get 10.5 kmpl.
At 'arrogant' speeds I get only 8.5 kmpl.

My overall average over 35,000 kms is 10.98 kmpl.
(I drive around 90% on Highways only).
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After the second service oil change and 8.5k's clocked on the odo, i'm getting 15.5-16 constantly with 100% a/c on in my Logan 1.5 dCi.

City:
Best 16.3kmpl
Worst (before 1st service) 13.5kmpl

Highway
Best 24kmpl with 100% a/c on ( 2 people on board; Republic day long weekend trip to Daman after 2nd service & an earlier solo trip to nasik got 23.5kmpl)
Worst 19.5kmpl with 100% a/c on (before 2nd service; trip to Shirdi 5 adults + 1 kid on board)

Accent Viva 1.6L DOHC... less said the better!
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Old 2nd February 2009, 15:31   #1476
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For the last 7000 kms or so, I have been getting the following FE on my Palio Multijet

City
Best: 19.3 kmpl
Worst: 14.7 kmpl
Average: 17.6 kmpl

Highway:
Best: 20 kmpl
Worst: 18 kmpl

Highway FE could have been better, primarily because of hills and because of being over 2000 RPM most of the time.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 15:49   #1477
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Actual FE : I have always driven my Palio MJD on Premium Diesel and it has always returned me an FE of 21kmpl.

Traffic conditions : 60% Expressway, 30% City, 30% very bad bumper to bumper traffic.

How I drive : I always shift gears under 2000rpm and cross 2000rpm mark only in 5th gear.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 15:52   #1478
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I am getting 9-10 kmpl with AC in city driving, Mumbai South-North! Car is Getz 1.3. I have recorded 14 kmpl with AC on highway drives and on an average, 12-13 kmpl easily on highways.

I suspect the fuel quality to be the spoil sport since I am tied to one petrol pump only (BP in Ballard Estate). Earlier, I was getting 10-11 kmpl in city driving conditions.
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Old 2nd February 2009, 15:59   #1479
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Under normal driving circumstances(with 100% AC)
City -10kmpl
Highway -13.5kmpl

If i rip her i get around 8.5 in city and 11 on highways.And these figures are with 15" alloys on an Accent(petrol)
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Default Hyundai Accent Viva CRDi 1.5 L diesel and Swift Zxi 1.3L petrol

City, summer: Accent: 13.1 - 14.5 km/l; Swift: 11.5 - 14 km/l
City, winter: Accent: 15.5 - 18.0 km/l; Swift: 14.5 - 16.5 km/l
Highway, summer: Accent: 15.5 - 16.8 km/l; Swift: 14.0 - 15.1 km/l
Highway, winter: Accent: 17.0 - 19.0 km/l; Swift 15.5 - 18 km/l

My highway cruise speeds are usually above 100 km/h, and city driving is in Delhi, where traffic flow is better than, say, Kolkata or Ahmedabad. On a recent rip to Kolkata, city mileage (winter) was 15.8 km/l.
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City, summer: Accent: 13.1 - 14.5 km/l; Swift: 11.5 - 14 km/l
City, winter: Accent: 15.5 - 18.0 km/l; Swift: 14.5 - 16.5 km/l
Highway, summer: Accent: 15.5 - 16.8 km/l; Swift: 14.0 - 15.1 km/l
Highway, winter: Accent: 17.0 - 19.0 km/l; Swift 15.5 - 18 km/l

My highway cruise speeds are usually above 100 km/h, and city driving is in Delhi, where traffic flow is better than, say, Kolkata or Ahmedabad. On a recent rip to Kolkata, city mileage (winter) was 15.8 km/l.
How does the mileage increase in winter? Is it the effect of using AC in Summer?
For me the mileage has dropped by 2 mpg in winter (it snows quite a bit here and goes to sub-zero temperatures). I guess this is because the engine takes much longer to heat up and get to an optimum temperature.
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How does the mileage increase in winter? Is it the effect of using AC in Summer?
Multiple factors contribute to increase FE in winter.
- No AC use
- Lesser evaporation of fuel from tank
- Denser specific gravity of fuel (more grams per litre)
- Denser air intake into cylinders resulting in better combustion.

Extremely low temperatures may reduce FE if drives are short-distance, as you rightly pointed out, because the engine takes a long time to reach normal running temp. Also, the engine oil has reduced lubricity in severely cold conditions, so frictional losses may be higher during cold running.
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Old 3rd February 2009, 10:59   #1483
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interesting..

I have also noticed the increase in FE during last few months. AC is definitely a factor but I am not sure about other factors as our cars are always parked in covered parking. Let's see what happens during the April / May time.
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Old 4th February 2009, 06:40   #1484
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14.4 kmpl @ 200kmph with AC.
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Old 4th February 2009, 07:40   #1485
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Default A-star FE

Does anyone have actual FE figures for A-Star, lets see how much does is compare to the claimed 19.xx kpl
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