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Old 13th January 2006, 14:59   #61
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Rudra ji, to be honest, with the amount of torque your car generates, you can drive around all day in 5th gear!!!
That's precisely what I have been checking out on the Baleno. I try to stick to the highest possible gear (ofcourse without the "gear knocking" - not sure if that is the right term for it) and observed that the car is cool in 5th gear even when at a speed of 25kmph. A couple of times, I even went as low as 22.5kmpl without any knocking.
Ofcourse from what I hear from Blore & H'bad guys, looks like driving in Chennai is a pleasure compared to their cities. And we Chennaites were thinking that there can't be any city worse than Chennai.
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I even went as low as 22.5kmpl without any knocking.
Typo...i hope. Or Vip3r has got some competition in the FE department
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Optra weights between 1200 kgs and 1300 kgs depending on the model. 1600kgs is laden weight for the car.
Some people would sacrifice FE for stability and thats is wise.
Busa, I guess you are right. I guess I mistook the laden weight for the kerb weight.
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Typo...i hope. Or Vip3r has got some competition in the FE department
Oops yes. It should have been 22.5 kmph.
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Oops yes. It should have been 22.5 kmph.
And how exactly did you figure out this 22.5kmph? From speedo's marking?
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And how exactly did you figure out this 22.5kmph? From speedo's marking?

yes yes ...can u please explain this ????????
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And how exactly did you figure out this 22.5kmph? From speedo's marking?
I did not know there was another way to do that.
Would appreciate if you let me know.
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I did not know there was another way to do that.
Would appreciate if you let me know.


dude ...how did u get 22.5 kph ....22 is ok ...23 is ok ...but how 22 and half ??????
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dude ...how did u get 22.5 kph ....22 is ok ...23 is ok ...but how 22 and half ??????
Oh, ok, is that what all the smileys were about ?
OK, here's the rationale behind that. The speedo has a Least Count (L.C.) of 5kmph.
At the lowest speed in 5th gear, the needle was exactly between 20kmph and 25kmph, which would be the 22.5kmph mark. BTW, I am yet to see a car speedo with a L.C. of 1kmph (which would be required to get readings of 22, 23 kmph mentioned by you).
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BTW, I am yet to see a car speedo with a L.C. of 1kmph (which would be required to get readings of 22, 23 kmph mentioned by you).


hehhehe...i did not say that i get 22,23 ....i said reading whole numbers is understandable...but decimals in an analog meter is ..... ...anyways forget it


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yeah, this is irrelevant and I guess we are going off topic.
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