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Old 13th October 2005, 10:26   #1
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Last saturday, we did a drive down to Bangalore from my native in Kerala in two cars, Palio & Zen.

When we reached, bangalore, trip meter of Zen showed 640kms total & while of Palio showed 620kms. Both cars started from same point & ended at same.

Which is correct?
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that sounds weird... never heard of that kind of situation... heard of speedometer giving errors.. but odometers?? duh....
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If upsize tyres are used in any one of the cars, that will show the wrong odo reading.
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Hi Hasopi,

If your Palio is the older version, then there is that problem of "odo not callibrated for the higher profile tires used in India". Dont ask me what that means, but the end result was that the odo showed around 5% less. That also was one of the causes for Palio's low mileage according to ACI. It seems that manufacturers are allowed the liberty of about +/-5% in their ratings and most of the manufacturers make it around +5% to "boost mileage". Palio NV seems to have corrected that issue.

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Hi Hasopi,

If your Palio is the older version, then there is that problem of "odo not callibrated for the higher profile tires used in India". Dont ask me what that means, but the end result was that the odo showed around 5% less. That also was one of the causes for Palio's low mileage according to ACI. It seems that manufacturers are allowed the liberty of about +/-5% in their ratings and most of the manufacturers make it around +5% to "boost mileage". Palio NV seems to have corrected that issue.

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yes..mine is 2001 dec one Palio 1.2 ELX & 2002 oct Zen
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that explains it. in all probablities, the zen odo should be correct.
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that explains it. in all probablities, the zen odo should be correct.

that means Palio gave a mileage of 16kmpl & Zen 18kmpl...cool..

Who said Palio is a fuel guzzler..certainly not on highways.
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I have consistently got around 17 on the highway. But mine is an NV version.
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that means Palio gave a mileage of 16kmpl & Zen 18kmpl...cool..
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I have consistently got around 17 on the highway. But mine is an NV version.
I am assuming the mileage of 16 kmpl is after taking into account the odometer mis-reading. In that case, the Palio was never a fuel guzzler because both pre and post NV versions seem to have similar mileage figures. I guess the only difference in the NV was the re-caliberated odometer! Fiat sure learnt this the hard way though.
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