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Old 4th November 2008, 13:05   #1
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Default Great mileage - 2001 Esteem

Just purchased a 2001 Estemm VXI.
I did trips from Delhi-Shimla n Shimla-Delhi back on my esteem. Uphill it consumed about 23.10 litres for 385 kms = 16.66 kmpl and downhill was 19.76 litres for same distance equating to 19.48 kmpl....amazing stuff !!!!
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That's good. Now questions:
What was the average speed you were traveling at?
How many people in the car?
Luggage?
Normal fuel or speed/power?
AC on full time / part time / no AC at all?

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I remember that when I had driven down from Agra to Pune last year, on the amazing stretch from Agra to Gwalior and a little ahead, we achieved a mileage of ~20 kmpl. I am sorry I don't remember the exact details.

@Tejas: My answers to your questions:
What was the average speed you were traveling at?
average speed must have been around 60 kmph with max speeds around 100.

How many people in the car?
3 adults

Luggage?
Around 2 suitcases and a bag or so.

Normal fuel or speed/power?
Normal

AC on full time / part time / no AC at all?
No AC

Just wanted to share my experience. Would love to know more from gaurav.
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Whatever luggage shuggage, this is fantastic mileage. Have heard of mpfi esteems returning this kind of mileage if driven prudently. But only a few can resist the power under that hood. I remember neoranjith also getting something around 20kmpl on his drive to bangalore.
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That's good. Now questions:
What was the average speed you were traveling at?
How many people in the car?
Luggage?
Normal fuel or speed/power?
AC on full time / part time / no AC at all?
Tejas here are the details:
I kept the speed on Chandigarh-Delhi highway in 80-85 kmph max.
3 people.
3 light bags + 1 box of apples(25 kg)
Normal fuel
AC fulltime on only in Chandigarh-Delhi stretch(around 260 kms)
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Whatever luggage shuggage, this is fantastic mileage. Have heard of mpfi esteems returning this kind of mileage if driven prudently. But only a few can resist the power under that hood. I remember neoranjith also getting something around 20kmpl on his drive to bangalore.
No doubting that the esteem is a fantastic car!

I just asked the questions out of curiosity.
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Great car it is. And would have been maintained very well by the previous owner. Esteem is a great car to drive around in.
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Whatever luggage shuggage, this is fantastic mileage. Have heard of mpfi esteems returning this kind of mileage if driven prudently. But only a few can resist the power under that hood. I remember neoranjith also getting something around 20kmpl on his drive to bangalore.
I got a phenomenal 19.7 kmpl when I drove my '95 Carb Esteem from Surat to Baroda in 2003.Three adults plus no baggage plus AC on one way(160 kms).This car was great to own;sold it in 2004 with a lot of sob-sob after using it for four years.
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Just purchased a 2001 Estemm VXI.
I did trips from Delhi-Shimla n Shimla-Delhi back on my esteem. Uphill it consumed about 23.10 litres for 385 kms = 16.66 kmpl and downhill was 19.76 litres for same distance equating to 19.48 kmpl....amazing stuff !!!!
Congrats on your newly acquired car! Must be well maintained - That was a good buy.
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amazing mileage - the best i got when i had an ESTEEM ( 2000 model ) was 11-12 in CITY and around 15 in highway- and I hardly put on the AC !!

strange - even on my OHC im getting much less than what most ppl quote - need to check whether my right leg is longer than my left leg
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strange - even on my OHC im getting much less than what most ppl quote - need to check whether my right leg is longer than my left leg
Nah, not longer, heavier. check your weight by standing only on your right leg.

I suppose your was a carb.

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Whatever the efficiency was, the fact remains that the old powerful car has lost its charm in India and have been phased out from the country. Even I liked that car; it was one of my favourite cars.
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Guys recently I replaced clutch plates of my 69k+ odo Esteem. Clutch had become hard as well as weak. Checked the old plates in garage which had almost completely depleted. Before replacement I was getting 19+ mileage on highways.
Yesterday I came from Shimla-Delhi. Used tankful to tankful method for computing mileage. Here are the stats. 14 litres for 326 kms. Which comes out to a whopping 23.28 kmpl !!!!
Driving conditions - 2 people, some luggage, 75-80 kmph speed.
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23.28 is god-level stuff! Encouragement for more and more trips eh ?
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You must get an A-Star, then your figure will be 19.6 in city itself !!!
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Just purchased a 2001 Estemm VXI.
I did trips from Delhi-Shimla n Shimla-Delhi back on my esteem. Uphill it consumed about 23.10 litres for 385 kms = 16.66 kmpl and downhill was 19.76 litres for same distance equating to 19.48 kmpl....amazing stuff !!!!
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