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Old 14th March 2009, 17:36   #1
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Unhappy Dzire VDi Low FE Problem

My dzire give FE of 10.5 to 11 Per Litre , is this normal for the car, on the forum I have read that dzire gives mileage of 16 to 20 Per Litre.

I have covered 3500 kms on the new car, will second service increase the mileage
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Old 14th March 2009, 19:10   #2
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You haven't mentioned whether your car is a petrol or diesel one.

Expecting its a diesel from your post, 10.5 to 11 is way below normal. You should get your car checked thoroughly at some service centre.

If its a petrol, 10.5 to 11 is slightly below normal and nothing to worry, it'll increase after a few thousand kilometers, and it depends on driving style anyway.
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1) As meghan has pointed out, is your car petrol or diesel ?
2) The figure is for city driving or highway driving ?
3) The car is yet to complete more kms. Wait for second service to be done.

FE depends upon a lot of factors, ranging from driving habit to traffic conditions. Kindly elaborate on the points of petrol/diesel vehicle and where are you getting that FE figure.
In your profile also its just mentioned Swift Dzire, but its not mentioned whether its l/v/zxi or l/v/di.

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Should be a petrol one

Maybe it's your driving style. The Swift petrol's give better kmpl at steady high speeds.
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Old 14th March 2009, 21:39   #5
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Looking into Post it should be Diesel one as Petrol Dezire cant give 16-20 on pure highway driving even without AC unless you drive for fuel economy

I heard 10-12 in city and 14-16 in highway for Petrol Dezire.

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Old 15th March 2009, 16:30   #6
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I have dzire diesel model (VDI), i mainly use the car in city with AC on 90-100%, once during highway drive of 300 kms i got FE of 15-16, i dont think this is normal.
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Have you upsized the tires?

I think 11kmpl for Dzire diesel is less even if your car has run 3500KM. Normally it should be between 13 to 14kmpl in city.

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dev get it looked into at MASS. something is wrong. even my 1st tank returned more than 13kmpl.
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Old 15th March 2009, 20:52   #9
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11kmpl is less.my dzire give 15+ with 80-90%A/C,Full city driving.

my car has just seen the highway once (350kms)gave around 17kmpl (100% A/C).Its 7 month old and has covered 5500 kms.second service done at 4800 kms.
i am not sure but there is FUEL EFFICIENCY test done by MASS.you can try that.

edit:how much do you drive daily?short drives will reduce the FE.

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Old 15th March 2009, 21:00   #10
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Definitely less. Get it checked. My Dzire Vdi gives me 16+ in the bumper-bumper Mumbai traffic that I drive with 90% + A/C
I had a higway run a couple of weeks back and got approx 21 kmpl.

Hence somethings looks amiss on your car. Get it checked.
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11 is too less even if u have upsized tyres and drive like there is no tomorrow.I have a Swift VDI and with all the high speed fun and revving action i ve never got less than 15 in city with 100% AC. Strange Really Strange.
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Thanks friends for info, I think there is some problem with the car, I will have to get it thoroughly checked with MASS, I have not upsized the tyres, I have stock tyres, also my driving is not too fast, I drive in normal manners. One can’t drive fast in Mumbai traffic.

Also this being my second car it’s used sparingly, may be 10 to 20 kms a day, could this be the reason for below average FE??

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yes,since you are driving for very few kms i.e short distances may be your FE figures are below the normal.
how old is your car ?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ankit.jhamb View Post
yes,since you are driving for very few kms i.e short distances may be your FE figures are below the normal.
how old is your car ?
Car is purchased in november 2008
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