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Old 25th February 2009, 12:44   #1
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my i10 has coverd 600kms and now getting below 10 mileage.most of the driving was in city limits...but drived mostly in heigher gears (thanks for kappa engine for its perfomance).is it a problem or just because the engine is new..do i need to complain abt it in the 1st service.
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Try another petrol pump and be sure its the car not spurious fuel. That is really low for a hatchback. My cedia gives double digit mileage unless I really thrash it.

Mileage should improve post 1000km.
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my i10 has coverd 600kms and now getting below 10 mileage.most of the driving was in city limits...but drived mostly in heigher gears (thanks for kappa engine for its perfomance).is it a problem or just because the engine is new..do i need to complain abt it in the 1st service.
Driving in higher gears at low speeds can sometimes consume more fuel.

Try driving in lower gears and use minimal throttle when you acc. This should make a diff.

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As others have said, 10 kmpl is really low. In my experience, `new engine factor' cannot account for such a difference. That is to say the FE does improve but not appreciably after some time. Best is to drive not beyond 2,500 rpm, not faster than 90 kmph, anticipate traffic, shift if rpm falls below 1,200-1,500 rpm, use AC for comfort, and all the other usual practices.
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My car returned 7 kmpl during the first 2-3 tank fulls. Considering the mileage that you have done, looks like your vehicle is in the same phase. Give it sometime. My car regularly returns in excess of 14kmpl in city. So you too should be fine. It is too early to judge.
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Old 25th February 2009, 17:22   #6
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Try another petrol pump and be sure its the car not spurious fuel. That is really low for a hatchback. My cedia gives double digit mileage unless I really thrash it.

Mileage should improve post 1000km.
I think petrol may not be a factor as i am getting above 40 mileage to my karizma and fairly decent mileage to my santro also...

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Driving in higher gears at low speeds can sometimes consume more fuel.

Try driving in lower gears and use minimal throttle when you acc. This should make a diff.

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I consider myself a driver still needs to learn alot, i didint know this...but i learned tht if we didnt give sudden throtle in heigher gears even if at around 40 the engine will smoothly ride....will it also concume more fuel?
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I consider myself a driver still needs to learn alot, i didint know this...but i learned tht if we didnt give sudden throtle in heigher gears even if at around 40 the engine will smoothly ride....will it also concume more fuel?
As long as you can pull away with part throttle, it shouldn't consume fuel. But some people stick to a higher gear and use full throttle, this is worse that shifting to a lower gear.

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My car returned 7 kmpl during the first 2-3 tank fulls. Considering the mileage that you have done, looks like your vehicle is in the same phase. Give it sometime. My car regularly returns in excess of 14kmpl in city. So you too should be fine. It is too early to judge.
Which car is that you are referring to? i10 Kappa?

Even i am facing the same issue in my i10 Kappa. I have done just 1100kms in approximately 3 months and it is returning around 10kmpl or less till date. 1st service is completed and this is with about 60% A/C

I do have a heavy foot though, not sure if i need to live with these figures. Other i10 Kappa owners, please post your experience
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I do have a heavy foot though, not sure if i need to live with these figures. Other i10 Kappa owners, please post your experience
12+ kmpl in city (Bangalore) 40% AC
Approx 16 kmpl on highway (my usual cruising speed is between 105-120 kmph, 100% AC).
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my i10 has coverd 600kms and now getting below 10 mileage.most of the driving was in city limits...but drived mostly in heigher gears (thanks for kappa engine for its perfomance).is it a problem or just because the engine is new..do i need to complain abt it in the 1st service.
@ ZMA during my car's initial break in period i used to get a mileage of 14.5KMPL with A/C on 95% of time.

Just a few days back i drove my i10 kappa from kottayam to bangalore, covering a distance of about 650 KM. As i drove the car during the day i used the Aircon 95% of the time. With this the i10 returned a mileage of about 15.5KMPL.

My car has clocked only around 5600KM on the odo and i am still waiting to get the 2nd free servicing done.

I believe the mileage should go up after the 2nd servicing but i feel you should be getting a mileage of not less that 10KMPL even during your break in period.

BTW is your i10 MT or AT ?

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just driving on high gears wont help. you should drive it in optimum RPMs. mainly i suggest you that during the run-in period of the engine you should not drive continously in one/high gears. keep shifting and reeving the car in various rpm bands within safe limits. this ensures uniform run-in of each and every part and gears.
drive with recommended speeds in the manuals and you will get a good mileage after the run-in period
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Old 25th February 2009, 21:06   #12
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its 2009 model i10 kappa MTl.
Is it true that for better initial period perfomance hyundai car hav a factory 48 hr engine run.even i found it odd wen my cousin tld me this.as 2 days idling will cause tem a lot of fuel.
but ultimately i got a feeling from the posts tht some i10 kappas gets this mileage .
is ther any kappa owners who hav done more than 3 servces and got low mileage during their early day and gained mileage after that,,,
if so it will be good news from my point
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Almost every car sees a good FE bost after the first 3 services. Please be patient and wait.
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Almost every car sees a good FE bost after the first 3 services. Please be patient and wait.
Exactly, just wait till you get the 2nd servicing done.

BTW ZMA looks like you are from KTM. Which place to be precise ?
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For my 4months old i10 Kappa Sportz Automatic vehicle which has run around 2400Kms gives me average mileage of around 11km/l.

I think yours mileage is dropped because of the adulterated fuel or running the vehicle at higher gears.
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