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Old 26th July 2017, 10:02   #646
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Honda has real time fuel efficiency indicator in their automatics, and it shows that when you take the foot off the accelerator, the engine is hardly burning any fuel.
Are you referring to the progress bar type indicator calibrated 0-20-40 KMPL that I have seen in the Honda City our family once had or something else? When you are standstill and in neutral, it settles to zero because you are really not traveling a distance but burning the fuel.

If yes, most of the other brands also have this real time fuel consumption/efficiency indicator albeit they would display numbers rather than bars.

When you take your foot off on a typical highway, it displays 30.0 KMPL constantly (The upper limit in my car which is a Maruti).
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One can easily achieve 19-20 kmpl on smooth highway roads like the NH 44. My recent ooty trip gave me 16.8 kmpl t2t, this was after the 40k service. Regular drives to kerala via NH44 has always given me 17 kmpl, a dip due to ghat sections & town traffic I encounter on the way to Chengannur.

I see the city FE dip a lot after a hard spirited driving (500-600 kms) on the highway, may be the ECU adapts to the throttle & feeds more fuel.


Has anyone replaced the ORVM of astar? Is it possible to fit an another models ORVM?

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Throttle body cleaning cost Rs 1600/.
Good to know that your car is back to shape. Is that a typo? I remember paying only 600/- for throttle body cleaning.

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Are you referring to the progress bar type indicator calibrated 0-20-40 KMPL that I have seen in the Honda City our family once had? When you are standstill and in neutral, it settles to zero because you are really not traveling a distance but burning the fuel.
Right. That's the one I'm talking about.

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When you take your foot off on a typical highway, it displays 30.0 KMPL constantly (The upper limit in my car which is a Maruti).
Which implies that engine is hardly using any fuel when coasting.
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Which implies that engine is hardly using any fuel when coasting.
Look at this post, I had checked long back on my Swift regarding the same point of fuel is consumed or not when no accelerator input is given. Checked out through the OBD-II reader and Torque App.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3796865 (Does coasting save fuel?)
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Does anyone else find the A-pillar blocking the view too much ? Or is it normal for cars ?
( I am comparing the view with my Storme)
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Does anyone else find the A-pillar blocking the view too much ? Or is it normal for cars ?
( I am comparing the view with my Storme)

I think it is normal. Of course there are extremes on this as well- look at the SX4 for instance whose A pillar probably blocks out the max view.
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Does anyone else find the A-pillar blocking the view too much ? Or is it normal for cars ?
( I am comparing the view with my Storme)
For a car of its size, the A-star does have a really thick A pillar which blocks a fair bit of the view.
I think its the cladding used over the pillar, and not the pillar itself that is thick.
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For a car of its size, the A-star does have a really thick A pillar which blocks a fair bit of the view.
I think its the cladding used over the pillar, and not the pillar itself that is thick.
Thanks, Doc.
But cladding is not the culprit there. It matches the pillar dimensions.

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I like the way the A-Star responds to accelerator inputs. It seems to hold it's speed well.
That's due to the lack of engine braking in the AT version. I drive both the AT & MT versions of the Astar & feel this only on the AT car.

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Does anyone else find the A-pillar blocking the view too much ? Or is it normal for cars ?(I am comparing the view with my Storme)
I have also felt the A-pillar in Astar to be blocking the view. Especially when taking right turns/curves. Feel the same with our Swift too. Never felt this to be an issue with my Baleno (sedan).
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Meanwhile, 5 years, 8 months to :
Maruti Suzuki A-Star Auto - Road Test-dsc_2333.jpg

It was at 11780 when we got it @ 3 & half years.

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That's due to the lack of engine braking in the AT version. I drive both the AT & MT versions of the Astar & feel this only on the AT car.
I dont think MT's will have this behaviour.
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