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|1st June 2010, 14:49||#16|
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Fact is, diesel AT hatchbacks make a whole lot more sense than petrol ATs. A petrol AT hatch won't give you more than 7 kpl in the city. Diesel AT will easily delivery 10 kpl (if not more).
|1st June 2010, 14:59||#17|
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Agree totally with GTO
My Laura AT gives 11-12 kmpl in city. The Laura At gives a better millage than the Manual
Typically AT gears tend to be 1 less than the manual so if an accord (2003-2007)has 5 gears in the manual form then the AT would have 4, If the cielo manual had 5 gears than the AT had 3 gears, the I10 AT too has less gears than the manual. This impacts the effeciency of AT, but in case of Diesels due to better torque the impact is reduced, and of course the new trend is to have same or even more gears in the AT compared to the Manual resulting in even better effeciency.
|1st June 2010, 15:29||#18|
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Yes Santro AT is always 4 speed and cars from Maruti stable was 3 speed. My Santro Xing AT gives 10kmpl in bangalore city and upto 15 kmpl in highways. If people driving MT drive AT they might feel pick up is down and mileage is too low, but once you learn how to get maximum torque and maximum mileage in AT vehicles, you wont feel much difference. It all depends on how you floor your accelerator pedals.
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|1st June 2010, 15:42||#19|
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I have a Santro AT. No LPG or CNG options ever offered, In fact they had stopped selling AT in end 2007 , again sold a batch around March 2008( coinciding with Women's day celebrations) and again stopped.
Overall , its a good car. Yes 4 speed AT. Peace of mind and negligible servicing costs.
Average FE- 10-11 kmpl (mixed city and highway- Navi Mumbai -Mumbai commute that I used it for approx. 6 months). Mumbai -Pune drive- approx 13.5-14kmpl.
Fill it and run it type car- imho.
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|2nd June 2010, 00:31||#20|
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But diesel AT hatches do make more sense as they would result in better FE than their petrol counterparts. But the initial cost might put off customers (diesel preimum + AT premium)
|2nd June 2010, 10:48||#21|
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the Santro Eco was always available with a manual transmission, it never came with an automatic transmission.
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