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Old 3rd January 2009, 06:11   #1
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Hi Guys,

I have a Logan 1.6 GLS. I occasionaly drive on the GT road (From Noida to Chandigarh). Earlier I used to drive on the same route in an esteem or a santro. The distance traveled reading used to be near about same.
However, on a trip in the Logan (although I took a slightly different route), I found out by some calulations that the reading shown was atleast off by 15-20 Kms for the same distance.
Has any other Logan owner observed this behavior or is it my misconception?

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Old 3rd January 2009, 07:13   #2
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Are you using stock tires?If you are not, then check for the tire size.
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I am using the stock tyres only.
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I face the same problem with my WagonR. When compared to my M800, for every 21 kms on the Maruti, the WagonR showed a reading of 20 kms (5% variance). When I asked the dealer, he said the WagonR had a digital odo which was more accurate.

But when I bought a Fiesta 7 years later, the odo tallied with the M800. Even the Fiesta has a digital odo. So now I know the Maruti dealer gave me bull**** regarding the WagonR's odo.
With a 5% error, a travel of 400 kms will be off by 20 kms, which is acceptable, given the above circumstances.
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You should try comparing it with a GPS device and you will get to know the facts, both about the speedo as well as odo.
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a +/- 5% error is taken within permisible limits AFIK!
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so you will be getting more kilometers per litre of fuel , why complain? ha ha
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so you will be getting more kilometers per litre of fuel , why complain? ha ha
Exactly! That is how I console myself cheers:
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so you will be getting more kilometers per litre of fuel , why complain? ha ha
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Exactly! That is how I console myself cheers:
Talk about pessimists, you guys take the cake!
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Hi Guys,

However, on a trip in the Logan (although I took a slightly different route), I found out by some calulations that the reading shown was atleast off by 15-20 Kms for the same distance.
Has any other Logan owner observed this behavior or is it my misconception?

regards,
Sushant
Is your logan showing a greater distance than the other two cars?
I also felt that my logan is showing a bit higher distance between the same pair of points after I switched over from my omni.
Like, a trip which used to be 130 km on my omni, comes to 150 km with the logan and that's almost a 15% jump.
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Is your logan showing a greater distance than the other two cars?
I also felt that my logan is showing a bit higher distance between the same pair of points after I switched over from my omni.
Like, a trip which used to be 130 km on my omni, comes to 150 km with the logan and that's almost a 15% jump.
Is that the reason for the tremensous F.E figures of the Logan @ above 25km/l
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Is that the reason for the tremensous F.E figures of the Logan @ above 25km/l
Can't rule out the possibility! Another possibility is to faciliitate inflated taxi bills to make the taxi-owners a happy lot
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Ah. Now we know why the Logan is popular with fleet operators.
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Old 24th May 2009, 08:15   #14
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I could not check the odometer reading again. 2 months after buying the car, I had to move to New York. I will be returning in December and then will check it again.
Has anyone else faced the same issue?
9tMax, did you raise this issue during the servicing?
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