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Old 19th May 2010, 12:23   #31
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My Ritz Zxi is terrible when it comes to FE. Between 10 & 11 in the city.

Surprisingly,I drive my Ritz Vxi on highways so far on Pune-Mumbai highway(Chandani Chowk-Hinjewadi-35 kms daily).The traffic is not really break neck,I drive decently,not more than 80 kmph.Still,FE is very less.

I am disappinted by earlier claims of Ritz of 14+ or 17 kmpl.I expect atleat 14-15 on the route which I am driving.(My first servicing is yet to be done however these posts really scare me now)

Regarding tyre size of Zxi which may cause less FE can be understood but for Vxi atleast it should give 13 kms .Isn't it?
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My Ritz lxi has done 1400 KM. I get an FE of around 13-14 in the Hyderabad city Driving.
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My Ritz Zxi (1000 kms) gave 14 Kmpl on and 16.5 Kmpl on first two fills on predominantly Gurgaon-Noida drive at peak hours.
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Old 21st June 2010, 15:53   #34
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I am having Ritz Vxi, done 2300kms, getting an average of 12.5-13kmpl in moderate traffic conditions with 100% ac on .

I change gears at 2000rpm, though i must admit that sometimes i rev the k series upto 5000rpm

i assume if i drive carefully i can squeeze upto 14kmpl but anything above that is unimaginable.
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Old 27th June 2010, 08:47   #35
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You should definitely get more than 10-11 kpl on the Ritz. It's one of the most efficient cars in that class. Have it checked fully at the ASC and do not give up till it is resolved. Especially with the rise in petrol costs, this will end up costing you a lot in the long term. High FE is one of the major selling points of this model, and you should get what you paid for.

Assuming a monthly running of 2000km, @ Rs. 54/L of petrol, your annual costs will be :-

10 kpl = 200L = Rs. 10800 X 12 = Rs. 129600

14 kpl = 143L = Rs. 7715 x 12 = Rs. 92580, Annual Savings = Rs. 37020
15 kpl = 133.4L = Rs. 7204 X 12 = Rs. 86448 , Annual Savings = Rs. 43152
16 kpl = 125L = Rs. 6750 X 12 = Rs. 81000 , Annual Savings = Rs. 48600
17 kpl = 118L = Rs. 6372 X 12 = Rs. 76464 , Annual Savings = Rs. 53136
18 kpl = 111L = Rs. 5994 X 12 = Rs. 71928 , Annual Savings = Rs. 57672

As you see, you end up spending almost half a lakh due to low FE. Think about how many EMIs that is! Most people don't even consider their annual costs because they give up this cash in installments at the petrol pump. It was looking at expenses this way that convinced me to go for a diesel car.
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Old 22nd December 2010, 16:51   #36
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I am getting around 12.5kmpl in Hyderabad in my Ritz VXi. In delhi I used to get 14+ kmpl . But then my air-pressure is 31psi. Somehow I feel at 33psi the car jumps a lot.
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Surprisingly,I drive my Ritz Vxi on highways so far on Pune-Mumbai highway(Chandani Chowk-Hinjewadi-35 kms daily).The traffic is not really break neck,I drive decently,not more than 80 kmph.Still,FE is very less.

I am disappinted by earlier claims of Ritz of 14+ or 17 kmpl.I expect atleat 14-15 on the route which I am driving.(My first servicing is yet to be done however these posts really scare me now)

Regarding tyre size of Zxi which may cause less FE can be understood but for Vxi atleast it should give 13 kms .Isn't it?
Were you able to get a solution for this?

I drive on the same route+ some mad traffic inside hinjewadi (you know how it is) , but I managed to get 16.85kmpl from my Swift with the same engine. And yes, it has those 185/70 R14s, which are not mileage friendly as the VXi tyres. Tankful to tankful method, shell normal. 100% AC.

I shift below 2500 RPM, or atleast try to. At night if and when the road is empty, I do give the beans as well. Doesnt make much of a difference to the mileage. Infact, if I were to give up my -> moments with the car, I *may* be able to extract 1-1.5 kmpl more.
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Update : I got my car serviced recently. It has now crossed 6500 kms. Car's average has increased from 10-11 to 13-14 km/l. I guess this may further increase, maybe when the car reaches around 10,000 kms.
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Were you able to get a solution for this?

I drive on the same route+ some mad traffic inside hinjewadi (you know how it is) , but I managed to get 16.85kmpl from my Swift with the same engine. And yes, it has those 185/70 R14s, which are not mileage friendly as the VXi tyres. Tankful to tankful method, shell normal. 100% AC.

I shift below 2500 RPM, or atleast try to. At night if and when the road is empty, I do give the beans as well. Doesnt make much of a difference to the mileage. Infact, if I were to give up my -> moments with the car, I *may* be able to extract 1-1.5 kmpl more.
Sorry for not replying you earlier.I am not in Pune and not driving Ritz for last 3 months.I have already posted this to Maruti and waiting for reply.

I will be back by Feb end and then again start followup on the same.
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Surprisingly,I drive my Ritz Vxi on highways so far on Pune-Mumbai highway(Chandani Chowk-Hinjewadi-35 kms daily).The traffic is not really break neck,I drive decently,not more than 80 kmph.Still,FE is very less.
Your daily commute required a diesel !!

And yeah : the road you are talking about should definitely give you a LOT higher FE.

btw : my ZXi is still struggling to cross the 12 kmpl mark in the city. I drive her a lot less now thanks to the ever increasing fuel prices. Thankfully my Punto gives brilliant FE figures in the city (add to that the Diesel price and my wallet is very happy !!)

I tried taking her once specifically for a "Fuel Efficiency Run" and I managed to get 16.5 kmpl. But then only I know how I was literally trying to EXTRACT FE from the car. That's not how one can drive everyday !!

Frankly speaking : I have convinced myself that this car is never going to give good FE.
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Old 3rd June 2011, 15:54   #41
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I have been driving my new Ritz ZXI since 7 months now clocking around 3000+ km and 85% of the time city driving in Bangalore.
I am getting a mileage of around 13KM in city. Considering I am a newbee to 4-wheeler driving and started driving only after getting the car, i think the mileage is OK.
I did go on a long drive about a month back to Tirumala-Tirupati from Bangalore and clocked a mileage of over 17-18 KMPL on highway. I have tried to provide the details of mileage with my ZXI since i took the delivery, details are as follows,

S.NoDateUnit Price/Liter
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In INROdoMeter ReadingDriveFE-Month on Month
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(KM/Litre)Monthly Distance Travelled128-Oct-1062.25311.050City10.010.050212-Nov-1062.238.832415.2545City12.712.4495311-Jan-1166.9537.322498.61020City12.712.6475411-Feb-1169.1539.722746.61501City12.112.4481511-Mar-1170.7539.022760.72010City13.012.6509615-Apr-1173.9539.662932.92610City,Highway : 50:5015.113.1600721-Apr-1175.4518.531398.12916City,Highway : 20:8016.513.4306825-May-1178.4539.453094.93077STILL GOING ON

COnsidering myself a newbee to the 4-wheeler driving, i hope the above FE figures for the Ritz ZXI are OK...May be over time as my driving improves, FE might go up a little.
Just for info, had the 2nd service of the car duing april just before i went to the Tirupati.

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Thanks guys, these FE numbers are scary, for sure no more petrol cars in the near future, we all have to stick to diesel versions.

why spend 5.5 lakhs and get FE of 12-13 in city? when you can get 17-18 in a diesel car by spending 6.5 lakh. This thread and the fuel calculator thread have convinced me to say good bye to petrol cars for the next 5 years.
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Dear Nash, I guess i totally agree with you. I bought the car in Oct'10, petrol prices at that point of time (Shell Super) was 62.2 Rs/Liter, compared to 78.45 Rs/Liter in May @ Bangalore. If I was buying a car now, i woudl have gone for a diesel variant in Ritz.
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I bought my Ritz Zxi in August last year. I have almost done 11K on it. The max i could get was about 15-16. I do Mysore-Bangalore runs every weekend and even on Highway, the max i ever got was about 16.
I have now given up on it. I have now shifted far from the office and have 13km commute in either direction. I guess the Petrol price will kill me!
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If you are running 29psi-its low for asphalt going family car.
Follow what tyre manufacturer recomends for there tyres, not the vehicle manufacturer. Take the psi to about 35 and then adjust +-1 for your type of driving.
Car tyres sold in india are rated to perform at 40psi with performance and durability intact.
This should get you to about 11-12kmpl,and thats what you are going to get with ac on in city.
Vehicle manufacturers recomend lower tyre pressure to make customers feel better ride quality than there car actually has.
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