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Old 5th August 2005, 23:03   #1
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Default Baleno Mileage -- UNBELIEVABLE

So here's the deal.

10k into the baby's life, I decide to do a mileage check. This is basically for city driving. Koramangala, Indiranagar, Whitefield, with the odd social trips to MG Rd etc. The airconditioner is rarely used.

Tank up at Shell on Lavelle Rd. Tanked up again today. In between, filled up Rs 500. Initially the odometer was at 10178. Now it's at 11067.2. Shell gives me a bill of Rs 2166.2 for today's second tankfull. So I sit down and do the math.

And then I do it again.

Third time's a charm?

On the fourth try, I give up.

Because according to my calculations, which is (11067.2 - 10178)/(2666.2/47.32), I'm getting 15.78 kmpl!!!
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awesome....thats an amazing figure....gotta show it to samurai though!!!
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15.78 in city conditions.. What did shell put in your car?? j/k !!
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wooow...thats osssome.....what did u do man.....btw how was ur driving....real light footed or just normal?????
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Yeah, I have no idea what Shell put in it!

Went "running" with a few friends. Some suggested rude gestures and body fluids. Consensus was, they're willing to try it as well for such figures.

I'm still scratching my head. Time to kiss my baby good night!

EDIT: Drive light normally. Shift up at 1500 rpm. No ripping. But also practiced a few quick shifts at redline late at night. So I guess that evens out to normal driving style?

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So here's the deal.

10k into the baby's life, I decide to do a mileage check. This is basically for city driving. Koramangala, Indiranagar, Whitefield, with the odd social trips to MG Rd etc. The airconditioner is rarely used.

Tank up at Shell on Lavelle Rd. Tanked up again today. In between, filled up Rs 500. Initially the odometer was at 10178. Now it's at 11067.2. Shell gives me a bill of Rs 2166.2 for today's second tankfull. So I sit down and do the math.

And then I do it again.

Third time's a charm?

On the fourth try, I give up.

Because according to my calculations, which is (11067.2 - 10178)/(2666.2/47.32), I'm getting 15.78 kmpl!!!

I think there is an error in your calculations or number..! This is unbelievable for city driving esp in B'lore. I suggest give it a next shot
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Ummm, no error. Made a note of the mileage when I left the service centre, on my phone. Made another note today. Prices of petrol are correct, as far as I know. Please confirm my calculations if you are in doubt.

What can I say? Japanese engines! Driver talent!
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woo hoo!
Do tell all....how did u manage to get this astounding mileage? What is your normal driving style...
a. Smooth and refined at all times.
b. Smooth and refined but can't resist an open stretch.
c. Damn bug on the pedal....squish it squish it!!!!
d. Why is the car slowing down? why...oh yeah...accelerate....hmm...

Plus, any modifications yet? Any thoughts on how you'd have got your car so GOOD?
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that's a really good efficiency for a big car.

But can you try out again. This time fill your tank to full and then when its near empty fill it to full again. Divide the kilometers run by the litres consumed. I find it to be a more simple way of finding the fuel economy of my car.
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i dont know the more i want to belive it my brain says no!! my almost 1 year old zen gives me not more than 13.9kmpl no matter what !! well my driving style is minimum braking !! minimum clutching !! but zig zagging through traffic!! and some times (when it gives milage as low as 10.9) pushing it to the limit to kick a corsa/optras butt!! ( not trying to boast but ive done that !! third gear rocks!!! if you know how to use it that is!!)i also avoid trafficed roads i take longer routes just to avoid stop and go !! but have never got an average above 13.9 !!!!
so its just a little unbelivable about the baleno giving 15kmpl while it has much taller gear ratios than a zen as i have really short shifts when i get anything above 13.5 kmpl!!
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thats not possible dude...thats even more than double of what i get with my sail..!!!
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My Baleno, which is 1600 km old...has given 11, 11, 12 and 11 till now... However, I am a rather enthusiastic driver...and find it difficult to drive with a light foot
V1pE3..come to think of it...the person at the workshop said that the mileage can improve upto 15 as I cross 10 k...did not believe him then...but you have another point to add to his comment !!!

Can you use the trip meter for measuring mileage...this way any possible incosistencies in noting dn odometer readings are eliminated...I just reset the trip meter at every tankful and see the reading at the next tankful..
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V1p3r,

Chances are that your first tankfull was filled past the auto cut off (by filling more even when the pump auto cuts off - a common practice), and your second was filled only till the auto cut off stopped it.

Also, use the trip meter, it helps reduce the possibility of error, and if at all gives you a lower milage than a higher one. (if you reset it in between accidentally)

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How in god's name did you manage that ? With the A?c on I get between 10-12 and without AC 12-13 depending upon my driving style. However on the highway , maintaining constant speeds in excess of 120, it has managed to give me 18.
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. However on the highway , maintaining constant speeds in excess of 120, it has managed to give me 18.
wow ,thats great .



hey v1p3r,


thats awesome.better than most of our small cars.


try 40-60 kph with windows closed and w/o AC on the highway.
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