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Old 28th September 2011, 16:43   #121
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My Vote is NO. I drive a diesel car
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Old 3rd October 2011, 01:36   #122
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Yes it does, I have stopped going over 3.5k on the RPM meter and now that too is bothering me.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 01:56   #123
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No. Been doing and following same style. Infact due to recent rains etc, I dont cycle to office too. So, its car, car and car.

But, substantial difference if I make a long distance trip. Recent trip was a huge figure - petrol rise + toll rise.

Solution: Never calculate the cost when back.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 02:31   #124
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it should be actually..72rs per liter and 10.5kmpl.but its no and will never...
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Old 3rd October 2011, 06:54   #125
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I guess this thread is quite old hence the poll patter does not reflect the current petrol / diesel pricing.

It hurts a lot at your pocket especially if one owns a petrol car, I have seen a marked change in the way people use there petrol vehicle these days.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 11:55   #126
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YES: For me

Not the way I rev, but probably think twice before taking my car out, but that has still not translated into any savings as we traveled a lot the last month.
In effect, it has affected me in one way. The full tanks are costing me 3000 now as opposed to ~3000 (2800s) before.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 13:33   #127
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YES for me - not that I was a red-liner earlier, but price rises always hurts.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 15:10   #128
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Even though thoughts like (1) Can I avoid the trip (2) Better take the diesel one (3) Weather is good, distance is short, am alone, so better use bike (4) distance is even shorter, so let me cycle (5) or walk ... comes into play, and acted in favour of economy, still then I wonder how much I save finally. Ultimately my 10/- trip reduces to 5/- but cost of longer trips remain the same, which are the biggest killers.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 15:36   #129
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As tj123 says, this is an old thread and the poll may not reflect the current price hike view.

I'm certainly thinking twice before revving my car. The prominent display of the kmpl meter in the dash of the Honda city isn't making my life any easier.
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Old 3rd October 2011, 15:50   #130
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Yes.
I have reduced my car usage and changed my driving style with more subtle accelerations. The result of this compromise is an awesome mileage of 14.36 Km/L on
  • shell normal fuel tank full to tank full
  • under normal hyderabad traffic conditions (I ply on the mehdipatnam - gachibowli main road)
  • air conditioning switched on 100% of driving
Also I have found a new friend in my motorbike now.
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Old 5th October 2011, 15:35   #131
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Yes and No!

No because the car that I have is diesel and I get a decent mileage of 16-18kmpl! And since diesel is subsidised, I dont think I'm feeling the pinch as yet!

Yes because my wife has a petrol alto and we do not use it apart from her drive to her office! It is to be used only if my dzire is in servicing or something of that sort. This way we end up filling the tank of the alto only once in 40-45 days { she drives 5kms a day}!
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Old 25th May 2012, 22:29   #132
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My last answer to the thread was a strong NO.

But, to be honest, the recent price correction has got my mind over my heart.. :( .. Redlines have become fewer. I do not know how long I can bear this endurance test.

What about fellow bhp'n petrol heads? Does your heart still rule over your mind?
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Old 25th May 2012, 23:14   #133
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Voted No! I drive a Ritz petrol which gives me an average anything between 10.5 and 12 mainly in city driving conditions. Have become a reasonably responsible driver over time and hence red-lining has automatically reduced due to the lack of space available but if I'm the first car on the signal and the road is ahead clear then there is no chance that the drag racer within me fails to show up and I do tend to burn all the fuel that I have saved by not revving. So basically it all balances out.
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Old 26th May 2012, 14:19   #134
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Yes. It does. From this year beginning, I've reduced the usage of car to only weekends where travelling with family. Otherwise, Im happy my FZS doing all the duty.
This recent price increase also prompted me to drive 50kmph in FZS :( post hike speed was > 80kmph...
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Old 26th May 2012, 14:47   #135
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I think I have a very efficient way of driving as it is
Quite often I have averaged higher than what is generally claimed, so why bother changing the style?
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