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Old 21st September 2007, 15:19   #271
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Yes Venkatesh, it is just a cost cutting, but I don't know how much they will save doing that. Looks weird when taking reverse as if one of them is not working. Them same is being followed in Logan and some other cars also.
I too dont know the reason, but I do see the same in Merc and other new cars as well...
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I too own a Santro and it's good that the head lights turn off when engine off or key taken out, but some times I felt irritated during signals when the lights go off and come on when I switch off the engine.

In santro, when the key is taken off only the headlights go off and not the parking/city lights. Where is the logic gone here ???

One incident happened in our office. In the morning one guy has parked his Santro with the headlights turned on (without knowing). When the key taken out, headlight switched off but parking lights still on. In the evening the battery got dried and he had to call the help line to restore it.

Moral: Each one has its own advantage and disadvantage.

The buzzers (or chimes) are reminders to turn off the headlight and this is not new or a drawback. This exists for many years now, and few cars have this configurable (to turn on the reminder or turn the reminder off) as well. If I remember right, this configurable feature was present in Honda cars few years back...
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I too dont know the reason, but I do see the same in Merc and other new cars as well...
WHAT? MERC? ONE REVERSE LIGHT? ARE YOU SURE?
BLIMEY!
Logan dealer told me that it is European Style and I though that he was giving me a load of Horse Bowel Contents. I just cant believe my smelly socks that Merc too has only one of those thingummies.
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Venkatesh, I agree with you that they ought to have given 2 reversing lights, especially for Indian conditions.
I'm not sure of the Merc though---my neighbour bought one last week, and it has 2. It is a diesel which cost Rs 32 lacs on road.
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WHAT? MERC? ONE REVERSE LIGHT? ARE YOU SURE?
BLIMEY!
Logan dealer told me that it is European Style and I though that he was giving me a load of Horse Bowel Contents. I just cant believe my smelly socks that Merc too has only one of those thingummies.
Here is the info you are looking for..... all the cars with this setup are discussed here...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ing-light.html (Why do some cars have a single reversing light???)
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Completing the 1st service, I again checked the mileage using tank-tank fill method. I got an impressive 12.7 (110.1 km / 8.7 lt) in city with 100% AC (24 - 27) .
How I drive: Always start the car from 0 kmph in 2nd gear and rarely on 1st gear. Immediately shift to 3rd gear, even crossing the speed breaker in 3rd without downshifting to 2nd (Need to cross 13 speed breakers in 3 km range). I generally do not maintain at 40, when I get a chance I will cruise gradually and not sudden pickup. I go at 90-120 in expressway (2 km range). If I drive at steady speed I think I will get a mileage of 13. Even I didn't get this mileage in my Santro, so very happy with beast.
0-10 kmph - 2nd (1st only in slope or instance pickup)
10-20 kmph - 3rd
20-30 kmph - 4th
>30 kmph - 5th
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gopinathan - im sure youll get even better mileage if you start in first and then immediately shift to second then go to about 35 in third and 45-50 in fourth.
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Completing the 1st service, I again checked the mileage using tank-tank fill method. I got an impressive 12.7 (110.1 km / 8.7 lt) in city with 100% AC (24 - 27) .
How I drive: Always start the car from 0 kmph in 2nd gear and rarely on 1st gear. Immediately shift to 3rd gear, even crossing the speed breaker in 3rd without downshifting to 2nd (Need to cross 13 speed breakers in 3 km range). I generally do not maintain at 40, when I get a chance I will cruise gradually and not sudden pickup. I go at 90-120 in expressway (2 km range). If I drive at steady speed I think I will get a mileage of 13. Even I didn't get this mileage in my Santro, so very happy with beast.
0-10 kmph - 2nd (1st only in slope or instance pickup)
10-20 kmph - 3rd
20-30 kmph - 4th
>30 kmph - 5th
What part of Chennai do you live? 13 speed breakers in 3 kms !

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gopinathan - im sure youll get even better mileage if you start in first and then immediately shift to second then go to about 35 in third and 45-50 in fourth.
I too agree.
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gopinathan - im sure youll get even better mileage if you start in first and then immediately shift to second then go to about 35 in third and 45-50 in fourth.
But many of them advise to go to the higher gear as quick as possible. Also, if I go in 2nd till 35 it will not be smooth. Because of the low end torque I am able to go slow in higher gear which is difficult in other cars.

However I will try to increase kmph per gear and see the mileage again. Thanks for your advise.
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[quote=sathya_nars;572682]What part of Chennai do you live? 13 speed breakers in 3 kms !

I stay at Valasaravakkam. For office I will take a short route through Ramapuram to save 3 km. In that place there are lot of speed breakers.
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SX4 guys visit your dealers for new rear shocks
I don't see any news on that. Where did you get the information ?
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maruti circular has come out to dealers, so mostly next service you will get it, ie if your car belongs to the old lot.

clutch (earlier recall) was also confirmed by the dealer, yday was roaming around at a dealer place
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