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Old 5th May 2008, 21:05   #76
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Checkout the latest Santro ad on TV (usually aired during IPL match). Yes they claim its more than 15.
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Link pls...need that documented before santro waale contact a lawyer.
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Another marketing AD from Hyundai. These numbers are no where to what we get when driving in cities. Just to fool people on the mileage the car gives. These ads will be on media, till our people talk only about mileage and not about other features of the car.
These ads are targeted with people who thinks car as a bike covered with 4 wheels to carry 5 people from Point A to Point B
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I have gone OT, sorry. Will update after I do this trial run.

Sorry for the delayed reply.

I tried this test twice.
Here is what I found.
It makes no difference if I do gear shifts at 10, 20 and so on.

However if I drive keeping the rpm under 3k and dont cross 80kmph, I get a consistent 13.5 kmpl with AC on.
Am set for a hyderabad <-> chennai trip in June.
Will post up in the offical milage tracker thread when done.
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I didn't read the entire thread. But I could see that people are not believing the mileage contest. In 2007, they conducted the same in Kolkata, where they made open invitations to Verna owners. They put the winner's names in the website (couldn't find the link again). The 1st place was getting 42Kmpl while the second place was getting 27Kmpl and third 25Kmpl. I doubt if they would put fake names as winners.

But then, even if it would return 50, it is definitely not worth as I would enjoy my drive at the expense of some fuel.
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Checkout the latest Santro ad on TV (usually aired during IPL match). Yes they claim its more than 15.
yes but cannot be sued as that claim is correct. however 42 from verna ??
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I am happy if it even gives me half of that in Both Highway & City conditions. Probably going to buy one real soon
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An enjoyed ride in a verna diesel would give you 15-16 kmpl in any case.I have tried all sorts of tricks and still i manage to get that figure.
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An enjoyed ride in a verna diesel would give you 15-16 kmpl in any case.I have tried all sorts of tricks and still i manage to get that figure.
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Hey Guys,
Yes I very much agree with Ram for sure. The Verna CRDi VGT is one heck of a car and you just cannot keep from being a miser in getting the addictive thrust. I doubt anyone can resist it

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You know I have a Verna CRDi that has never given anything more than 14kmpl on great days. As an owner, frankly I find such articles misleading and annoying.
My Verna CRDi VGT has done slightly more than 11,000 kms now and this is the average fuel consumption I have been getting on a tankful to tankful basis everytime.

City in peak traffic where impossible to go beyond 3rd gear = 13.5km/l
Highway with hustle and bustle of trucks cars & others = 15 odd km/l
Highways w/ min. braking and constant speeds of 90 - 120km/hr. = 15.5 - 17 km/l.

Maybe if I drive very carefully on the best highway with a light foot I might get close to 18.5 - 20 kms/ ltr. BUT that is a dream LOL. Hard to drive like a grandpa in a Verna CRDi VGT
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My Verna CRDi VGT has done slightly more than 11,000 kms now and this is the average fuel consumption I have been getting on a tankful to tankful basis everytime.

City in peak traffic where impossible to go beyond 3rd gear = 13.5km/l
Highway with hustle and bustle of trucks cars & others = 15 odd km/l
Highways w/ min. braking and constant speeds of 90 - 120km/hr. = 15.5 - 17 km/l.

Maybe if I drive very carefully on the best highway with a light foot I might get close to 18.5 - 20 kms/ ltr. BUT that is a dream LOL. Hard to drive like a grandpa in a Verna CRDi VGT
Mac , your stats are very true even from me, I done 19,000 kms. On long drives my Verna CRDi gives 15.5 to 16 km/l from me with a speed of 100 to 120 Kmph. Same verna give 18.5 to my brother-in-law,who drives very decent by maintaining not more than 85Kmph with out hard throttle .
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That was unbelievable...
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2 tbhpians have got 20-24 km/l as mileage but maintaining the speeds between 60-80 kms/hr on highways. But it sure would be a difficult task in verna crdi to maintain that speed.
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Plausible if my friend with the worst driving habit can return with an average of 15kmpl... then 42 under test conditions doesn't sound unreal... and this guy's the epitome of accelerate and brake driving and always has the worst average!!!
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I remember, Autocar carried out a rally like this with public participation and the best mileage was achieved by M800 followed closely by Zen. And both were plus 45. This was done about 5 or 6 yrs before. Verna is still below them.
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Last December, I took part in a Fuel Conservation Rally by WIAA. I got 15 in my Padmini, and The MAX was around 34 in an Alto.
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