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Old 16th August 2005, 21:06   #61
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Speedfreak, how did you calculate the reserve capacity? The Baleno's fuel gauge is the worst thing about the car. If it wasn't inanimate, I'd point at it and shout LIAR!

Do a tank-up and see your mileage. Anything below 12 on a run-in car and you need to get it checked.
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Sorry guys for not giving the exact model.
i am having a 1991 Nissan Bluebird 1.8L U-12 Petrol.
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I wouldn't say it's impossible. If driven correctly, cars can be very FE. Its hard to believe bcos none off us really have the patience to give it a try.

I did it once. Got 18.6 kmpl from Mangalore to Hubli with A/C switched on and 4 people in the car.

Never tried FE stunts within city limit, but the car has managed 14.5 kmpl with normal driving.

It all depends on how you drive. At the end of the day, your real FE is always the one that you achieve by driving normally.

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Old 18th August 2005, 11:29   #64
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With which car you have done this?
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Old 1st January 2006, 12:59   #65
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My Opel Swing has been running on BPCL brew all along and it uses to give me an average FE of 9 ( city driving with AC) . Now that the Shell retail outlet in Hosur Road, BLR is finally open, I intend to switch loyalties. Will report back in one months time on whether there has been any change in FE.
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WOW! I'm going green now. My City 1.3Exi rarely sees the higher 12.xs even on highways. In the City its a shade under 11.
15+ from a Baleno in Bangalore!!! You need to do some driving camps for guys like me.
Of course, I love the sound of it at 4k+ where I usually shift Last trip on Mysore road hit 7k+ soooo many times, and did ooty-kotagiri at mostly 55-60 in 2nd/3rd.
But then along comes a post like this and I realize I need to change my driving style.
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mileage is a thing thats varies from person to person my accent gave me 5.** kpl one day while my indica gave me 28.76 kpl one day on highway,there is nothing like beleiving or not,varies heavily on fuel+driver+conditions of road+condition of tune+a lot of things.
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ive squeezed a similar figure from a OHC 1.3.
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Old 3rd January 2006, 18:02   #69
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mileage is a thing thats varies from person to person my accent gave me 5.** kpl one day while my indica gave me 28.76 kpl one day on highway,there is nothing like beleiving or not,varies heavily on fuel+driver+conditions of road+condition of tune+a lot of things.
28.76 kmpl is not possible. I think some times petrol pumps fill you more then auto stop or there is some air left while filling 2nd time due to which less fuel is fileed and you get inaccurate figures.
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28.76 kmpl is not possible. I think some times petrol pumps fill you more then auto stop or there is some air left while filling 2nd time due to which less fuel is fileed and you get inaccurate figures.
I do not know about his Indica but we (I and my friend) have achieved 24+ kpl on a stock 3 year old Zen diesel. This I found is repeatable as we got close to 23 once again after a couple of months on that same Zen. Of course both the drives were minus the AC.
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well 28 kmpl on a indica dls is quite possible .. My dad himself has done it on a journey from bangalore to hubli .. He has been consistantly been getting 22+ on the highways..
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well those are very good figures...

on my Nissan BlueBird
Best in City 8Kmpl.
normal city Driving 6.5-7Kmpl
worst:4kmpl.

Highway:
Hyderabad - Bangalore:11.5Kmpl

bangalore - hyderabad:10.8Kmpl

well now i had sold the car in Dec 2005.
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Of course, I love the sound of it at 4k+ where I usually shift Last trip on Mysore road hit 7k+ soooo many times, and did ooty-kotagiri at mostly 55-60 in 2nd/3rd.
But then along comes a post like this and I realize I need to change my driving style.
I have rarely exceeded 3000rpm on my Baleno, so how do you manage more beats me. I feel anxious at the sound of the engine beyond that, and the need to upshift, purely by instinct (The Baleno is the first car I have had with an rpm meter). Sure Zenx, with driving like that, you are putting a smile on the face of the oil cartel!
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I have rarely exceeded 3000rpm on my Baleno,
and there are a few of us here who only keep dreaming of driving a baleno shifting at redline .. AAhh that power .. If only wishes were horses !!!

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As they say, Surprising Performance as a caption for Baleno.. it really is now.
Great work man. Do have a light foot for couple of more years and go green.

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