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Old 29th January 2007, 22:57   #1
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A regular weekend(Saturday), me & my biwi were out for grocery shopping. Stopped to fuel up at the BP pump next to RTO, topped up the tank as usual, 40litres after adding IFTEX system G, checked tyre pressure & I suddenly felt like going for a long drive. My biwi was game for Mahabaleshwar, so we took off. This was the first time I took the car out on the highway & was waiting for this drive.
The engine had warmed up by the time I finished Katraj ghat & I did not waste any time to start ripping. I wanted to see what the car felt like at speeds in excess of 80kmph.
The pickup was pretty sluggish(another reason for this is cause you do not realise the speed unless you look at the speedo). I touched 100kmph & the car was rock steady. I was grinning from ear to ear, my biwi recognised that grin & looked at the speedo....a 120kmph !!!!! She did not realise till that moment we were doing 120kmph. Anyways, as we approached the Mahabaleshwar diversion we decided to visit my cousin in Kolhapur :o) so we drove all the way to Kolhapur (the drive was that good)......
Came back to Pune the next morning & I was shocked to see we had covered a distance of 466+kms on half a tank. Got an average of 21kmpl. That was all the more shocking since I was averaging 95-100kmph all the way.
Overall, I am a 100% satisfied & convinced about the choice I made. The Palio 1.2 is a sensible car !!! The sense of security & handling at speeds in excess of 100kmph is amazing, the mileage is damn good, I get 14kmpl in city driving, with approximately 45% a/c usage. I have added NULON to the engine oil & plan to fit a K&N performance filter & upgrade to alloys & tubeless tires.
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Old 29th January 2007, 23:20   #2
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Hi Manish, Good you are enjoying your Palio 1.2!

Yes, driving Palio on a highway is a Pleasure!
The Stability, Sturdiness and Handling it offers on high speeds is just AWESOME!
Keep enjoying!

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Good going, Manish! Yes, the stability of the Palio at very high speeds is really great. My Dad who gets jittery as soon as he sees the needle above 80 never feels uncomfortable even at 120 (as long as he doesn't catch sight of where the needle is). The car will feel even better once you get a nice set of alloys and tubeless tyres. And that mileage is awesome! Like having the cake, and eating it too!
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Enjoy yourself buddy, Fiat built solid cars with great stability and handling at high speeds. Some people aptly call them tanks. The FE of 14 KMPL and 21 KMPL is pretty good.
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I think one of the main reasons for the good mileage is a good engine break-in. I really really took care to break in the engine sweetly. Looks like it paid off.
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21kmpl.....thats a very good efficiency.and glad to know you are not regretting your decision.
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hey mb_jg ..thats awesome fuel efficiency that your car is giving. Maximum that I have ever got in my Santro is 18.6 on the GT road.
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Thats a great FE man! The Palio is brilliant on the H/w and I have also taken my Palio on the highway a couple of times and was really impressed with its ride and handling at high speeds. No small car even comes close!
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hey mb_jg ..thats awesome fuel efficiency that your car is giving. Maximum that I have ever got in my Santro is 18.6 on the GT road.
Yep, it's amazing average, I used to get that much from my Maruti 800 on the same highway. But, there is also the fact that the traffic that day was veryyyyyy minimal, so basically I had the entire highway to myself.
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Thats brilliant mileage mate.. I get around 14.75 on my palio in gurgaon - and thats w/o the ac. On a recent trip to shimla - i got around 16 - but i guess that was cuz there were two ladies who shared the wheel with me.. :P
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That's fantastic average. I have a 1.2 sports which gives me 12 kpl in city(Pune) with 100% ac and about 18 kpl on the highway.

One of the best built cars after Skoda I would say. Just love the "thud" of the doors.
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21 kmpl at cruising speed of 100 kmph? I do not trust it. If it really returned 21, you should advertise for Fiat

Please check FE once again. I suspect, calculations have gone wrong somewhere. Did you check exact fuel consumed by topping up again?

BTW, There is something wrong with your distance calculations either. Pune to Kolhapur distance is 234 km to be precise. So unless you measured it from outskirts of both cities, it should definitely exceed 468 km.

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21 kmpl at cruising speed of 100 kmph? I do not trust it. If it really returned 21, you should advertise for Fiat

Please check FE once again. I suspect, calculations have gone wrong somewhere. Did you check exact fuel consumed by topping up again?
My thoughts exactly. But then, maybe your car is a nomel. I will leave you to figure that out.
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Came back to Pune the next morning & I was shocked to see we had covered a distance of 466+kms on half a tank. Got an average of 21kmpl.
Did u do a tank up and checked it? Sometimes the fuel meters plays pranks...unless you tank up full u are never sure, there might be 4-5litres here n there...Anyway, if yes, then its a great avg...

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If its real , then my diesel car just felt ashamed at itself for mileage that your quoting
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