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Old 30th April 2009, 17:50   #16
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Rudra, do you give yours to sundaram? where do you do your optra service?
Yes I do. But I'm yet face these from them. Because my car hasn't done that much and I'm going to question them very heavy with an estimate like that.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 19:57   #17
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Hi Guys!

I bought a used optra 1.6LS has completed about 63K KM. I get about 9.5 KM/lt on bangalore city and about 12KM/lt on highways (about 100KMPH speed with AC). I use Shell super fuel.

Do you guys suspect any problem with the car since im getting slightly lower mileage?

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Old 22nd June 2009, 20:49   #18
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Hi Guys!

I bought a used optra 1.6LS has completed about 63K KM. I get about 9.5 KM/lt on bangalore city and about 12KM/lt on highways (about 100KMPH speed with AC). I use Shell super fuel.

Do you guys suspect any problem with the car since im getting slightly lower mileage?

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IMO, your city economy figures seem to be quite good. Cant say the same about the highway figure though.
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Old 23rd June 2009, 09:42   #19
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Hi Guys!

I bought a used optra 1.6LS has completed about 63K KM. I get about 9.5 KM/lt on bangalore city and about 12KM/lt on highways (about 100KMPH speed with AC). I use Shell super fuel.

Do you guys suspect any problem with the car since im getting slightly lower mileage?

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You Mileage figures are undoubtfully good and nothing is wrong with it, as optra being a bit gas guzzler. I too get a decent figure of around 9 km/lt in Delhi city and around 12.5km/lt on highways.
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Fair enough But home come Rudraji is able to extract about 15KMPL on his 1.8 L engine ?
Engine oil issues? driving style issues?

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Indeed a very sedate drive style it is...
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Indeed a very sedate drive style it is...
Pulling old man's leg as I can see.

But I do get more than 15 kmpl without trying hard.
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Pulling old man's leg as I can see.

But I do get more than 15 kmpl without trying hard.
No.. Nahi.. Never.. I always fear from old man's wrath

Indeed it is very nice Fuel Efficiency, Looks like I need to improve my driving style.
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Looks like I need to improve my driving style.
Trust me, I've mastered the art of just touching the gas pedal and get the best out of it. Once in a while I floor it to see needle hitting rev-limiter.. For a stock engine, it sounds heavenly.
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Finally i got my car yesterday, the bill was 17,787 (13K for Parts and around 4K for Labour). Slightly feeling better

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You scared most of us !

Time to edit the thread title !
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Trust me, I've mastered the art of just touching the gas pedal and get the best out of it. Once in a while I floor it to see needle hitting rev-limiter.. For a stock engine, it sounds heavenly.
Will be very conscious next time i go for long drive. See if i can match Rudrajis mileage figures

Guys thanks a lot for your time and for the replies
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Rudraji,where do you get your optra serviced?it is sundaram or any local mech.
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Sundaram from day 1 till now, though ol man gets the itch to try new places, on and off. I for one tell him NOT to switch since he has a very friendly relation with Sundaram and they understand his expectations well.
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got my 50k service done on my optra 1.6 at the GM authorized service station and spent around 10K including labour. timing belt, brake pads , tensioner, spark plugs etc. were replaced.
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My Optra 1.6 is now 50k service due. got appointment for monday. I aint satisfied with GM brakes. I m thinking of replacing Bosch brake pads and spark plug else where. Lets see how it works.
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