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Old 5th August 2008, 20:05   #16
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Gosh. How i wish my palio gave me half the mileage as claimed by Maruti
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Old 6th August 2008, 13:08   #17
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Is this milege achieved with one liter of petrol or a couple of liters?
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Old 6th August 2008, 13:33   #18
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Why blame Hyundai or Ford? It was Maruti that started it. I remember almost every issue of Gateway magazine in 2001 used to brag about WagonRs giving 26 kmpl!

Well, I never got beyond 16.5 kmpl on my Waggie so far! I know that I can cross 20 kmpl if I drive on the highway without AC at 50 kmph, with the glasses rolled up. But why the heck should I do that?
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Irrespective of which company does such gimmicks, I think it is a wrong practice, because this influences buyer decision and would result in dissatisfaction when the FE they get in actual conditions would be far removed from what these press releases brag about.

eg. an Alto in Chennai would give an FE anywhere between 14-16kmpl. And if a guy buys an Alto after believing this release which mentions FE of 41.5kmpl, he is in for a real bad surprise. Sort of amounts to bad trade practice, in a way.

@vnabhi, I dont know about 20kmpl, but I am sure that 18 on a Waggie on highway with a/c on, should be easy. Just by keeping the max speeds between 80-100.

For a 975kg, 1.6L car, I get 16kmpl on highway with speeds between 100-130kmph and a/c always on. I am sure that if I stick to sub-100kmph speeds, I should easily get 17kmpl. So a lighter WagonR with 1.1L engine should easily get you 18 or more.
But then it sure is damn tough to drive below 100kmph when you have a nice open road in front of you.
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My 1993 Kawasaki gave 101 kmpl for four litres once in 1995. Never crossed 70 kmpl again.
101 KM for 4 Litres = 25.25 kmpl - I guess what you meant was it gave 404 KM for 4 Liters of Petrol??
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My petrol verna regularly gives me 14.5 kmpl in Bangalore and my Santro gives 17.5! Of course, with eco-driving.
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@appuchan, those are phenomenal FE figures for the cars in question in Blore traffic/driving conditions. Could you please expand on what you mean by "eco-driving" ?
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Irrespective of which company does such gimmicks, I think it is a wrong practice, because this influences buyer decision and would result in dissatisfaction when the FE they get in actual conditions would be far removed from what these press releases brag about.

eg. an Alto in Chennai would give an FE anywhere between 14-16kmpl. And if a guy buys an Alto after believing this release which mentions FE of 41.5kmpl, he is in for a real bad surprise. Sort of amounts to bad trade practice, in a way.

@vnabhi, I dont know about 20kmpl, but I am sure that 18 on a Waggie on highway with a/c on, should be easy. Just by keeping the max speeds between 80-100.

For a 975kg, 1.6L car, I get 16kmpl on highway with speeds between 100-130kmph and a/c always on. I am sure that if I stick to sub-100kmph speeds, I should easily get 17kmpl. So a lighter WagonR with 1.1L engine should easily get you 18 or more.
But then it sure is damn tough to drive below 100kmph when you have a nice open road in front of you.
I agree with the logic of your calculation. But my Fiesta 1.6 also gives me 16.5 on highway drives at speeds you have mentioned, but I've mostly driven my WagonR at speeds below 100, and I've never got beyond 16.5 on the FE front.
I agree that it is difficult not to step on the throttle on the highways we have today. But I've found the Waggie to be stable only till 110 kmph, beyond which the body roll is a bit disconcerting.
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@appuchan, those are phenomenal FE figures for the cars in question in Blore traffic/driving conditions. Could you please expand on what you mean by "eco-driving" ?
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning-car/17748-article-how-get-maximum-fuel-efficiency-12.html#post893884 (ARTICLE: How to get the maximum Fuel Efficiency)
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I would be really interested to know how much they would claim for Swift D.
To make things more interesting, if at all Fiat joins the race, the comparison between claims of Swift D and Palio D will be nice
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I get to office without consuming any fuel at all, 7 km for 0 ltrs make it close to infinity. And I get there as fast as the fastest car, sometimes even faster.

My vehicle of choice, the humble cycle.
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I wonder who comes up with a fuel producing car first. The news would be like this.Amazing results XYZ produced 2 lts of fuel in its tank after being driven for 20 Kms. Why doesnt the law bar such ads.
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wonder why maruti has to do this.. Is there that big a dip in the Alto's sales ? I dont think this found mention in any of the TV / national dailies
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More than a dip, I think they would be seeing sales increase for the lowest end Alto/M800 after the fuel price increase.
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Bid deal,

My accent CRDi gives me 50 kmpl.... If I push it home...


Roflol! I guess I would get more mileage than you then,my car's lighter than yours!

Bad marketing gimmick IMO though.
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