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Old 1st August 2011, 18:21   #166
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A Fruitful Day Indeed!
~1st August 2011~

Today i am on top of the world.

Monday's are usually dreadful, boring, dull, and after a lovely Sunday. It's hard to bear.

But this Monday was different.

No work to do, no pending errands, nothing important left to finish.

and so an impromptu decision. Let's drive off to Lonavala.

and so we did. Now this was the first time the Golden Beauty was going to hit the highway or rather expressway. Big feeling that.

Since we were in no hurry and wanted to enjoy the drive, i decided why not test out hyper miling.
I had read about our dear friend Noops try it out on his run on the expressway, and so said, Why not?

So taking a feather out of Sir Noops hat then.

I had not read up on hyper miling and so decided to just cooked up some technique.

The results were Spectacular.
The Highest Avg reading was 27 kmpl
The reading which stayed with us almost till Lonavla was 24.5 kmpl
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Was Estatic when i saw this and so pulled over to click a snap.
Safety Note :- Stopping on the expressway is strictly prohibited. Please do not stop unless it's an emergency.
This reading took my breath away, so had to stop to catch my breath.

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After catching my breath, This is my reaction to the superb mileage!

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Driving an AT is always a pleasure, and brings a smile upon your face.
Noops ~ De Javu?

Another treat in store for us was this below ~
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That's the new VW Jetta.

On reaching home this was the final readout ~
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This is the combined readout of the expressway and City drive to home.
as usual the MID played spoil sport, it was a nice round 20kmpl when i entered the gate, by the time i parked it was still there. it's just when i whipped out the BB to click the snap that it flicked to 19.9kmpl

and oh yes almost forgot, we also saw a trio of Peugeot's on our way back. One was a hatch, the other the 308 and the third a 508.
They looked lovely. Is Peugeot entering India? or re-entering is more apt.

BTW the new AT club slogan i though about while on the drive.
Shift to Drive!
What's say?

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Haha that was a hilarious account. The pic #3 is so similar to the one of me on the Lonavala drive in my ownership thread. It made me laugh out loud.

Deja Vu? More like Deja Woo hoo!!

So it's official then, the ANHC is more fuel efficient than the Vento- not much of a surprise, after dot's revelation about what the iVtec actually does (saves fuel I mean).

Nice pic of the new Jetta. Looks lovely and nothing like the Vento from the back, which is awesome.
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Deja Vu? More like Deja Woo hoo!!

So it's official then, the ANHC is more fuel efficient than the Vento- not much of a surprise, after dot's revelation about what the iVtec actually does (saves fuel I mean).

Nice pic of the new Jetta. Looks lovely and nothing like the Vento from the back, which is awesome.
Amazing mileage guys.
mdsaab: What was your rpm band range for this serious number? How was the Jetta on road, we are waiting for either then the new Civic (rumors says it's 2 steps better than the current gen) or the Jetta.

Noopster: AFAIK, civic R series vtec works the other way than L series on city.
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Haha that was a hilarious account. The pic #3 is so similar to the one of me on the Lonavala drive in my ownership thread. It made me laugh out loud.

Deja Vu? More like Deja Woo hoo!!

So it's official then, the ANHC is more fuel efficient than the Vento- not much of a surprise, after dot's revelation about what the iVtec actually does (saves fuel I mean).

Nice pic of the new Jetta. Looks lovely and nothing like the Vento from the back, which is awesome.
Glad you liked the pic. Yes the revelation was an eye opener for many indeed.
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Amazing mileage guys.
mdsaab: What was your rpm band range for this serious number? How was the Jetta on road, we are waiting for either then the new Civic (rumors says it's 2 steps better than the current gen) or the Jetta.

Noopster: AFAIK, civic R series vtec works the other way than L series on city.
I kept the car at 60kmph for the 24kmpl avg figure.
and at 70-75kmph we managed 22kmpl.
So see, follow the rules, stick to the speed limit, and the mileage gods will bless you. The rpm was like barely over tickover.
The Jetta had some serious road presence. I really felt it was an A4 from far. The Jetta is going to rule till the Civic comes out at least which is still some time away.
Yes the Civic I-VTEC works differently to the City's I-VTEC.
In the Civic's case the I-VTEC comes on to save fuel, in economy mode.
but in the City's case it is in power mode when the I-VTEC kicks in.
I hope i got it right. Dot please confirm. Where is he btw? Amrica mein itna busy kya?
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@Sn1p3r (damn your handle is difficult to type!): I also maintained around 65-80 kmph to get the mileage figures I had posted. It helps that the entire stretch is a gentle downhill slope and probably the smoothest stretch of road in these parts. I consistently get 15 kmpl on the stretch into Mumbai in an AT Vento (got 18 on the trip where I did the speedo-watching).
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I wanted to share a revelation.
While i was driving very consciously to achieve the best possible mileage.
I was very focused on the instant fuel consumption meter.
At first i thought this was a extremely bugging feature, which forces you to keep glancing at it every 3 seconds.
But now i have analyzed how it works.
It is not only sensitive to the accelerator pedal.
But to the grade of the road too.
Pretty much like how the grade logic in the AT transmission works.
So your position of your foot along with the grade of the road will determine the instant fuel consumption reading.

So to achieve the best readout of 40kmpl
you need to have a light foot on the accelerator as well as a road sloping downhill slightly.
It can be achieved on a flat road too, but is easier to achieve when the road is sloped in you favour.

For a readout of about 20kmpl
You need a moderately light foot. with the road level flat or sloped in you favour.

For a low readout.
Do you need me to tell you this. Pedal to Metal ~ and let the I-VTEC roar.
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Whats that 0 to 40 range in the 4th pic? @ mdsaab
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For a low readout.
Do you need me to tell you this. Pedal to Metal ~ and let the I-VTEC roar.
Shocking mileage-mdsaab.I feel like a kid sneaking out with his father's Bajaj-in comparison with you guys. I have ventured out on "mixed way" only once so far-average was only 12.6!

Without the pedal to metal I am getting still 8.5! Will announce any improvement.
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Shocking mileage-mdsaab.I feel like a kid sneaking out with his father's Bajaj-in comparison with you guys. I have ventured out on "mixed way" only once so far-average was only 12.6!

Without the pedal to metal I am getting still 8.5! Will announce any improvement.
Bro these gentlemen are getting avg. more than the manual transmission. But I am having some real fun post 10k vtec engagement on NH8 is addictive.
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Shocking mileage-mdsaab.I feel like a kid sneaking out with his father's Bajaj-in comparison with you guys. I have ventured out on "mixed way" only once so far-average was only 12.6!

Without the pedal to metal I am getting still 8.5! Will announce any improvement.
Charthom buddy,
please follow the guide in my post below.
This should get you into the high mileage club in no time.
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Charthom buddy,
please follow the guide in my post below.
This should get you into the high mileage club in no time.
Good Luck!& Drive Safe!
Thanks mdsaab-but in Cochin, in rain, you need a ladder to climb out of the pot holes.So much for the driving techniques And you can have a speed of about 2m/hr as well!!

Anyway i appreciate your good words. One should be wildly optimistic in life
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Hi mdsaab,

This is amazing mileage figure for an AT and that too a brand new which is still running in.

24KMPL is really fantastic mileage even if MID is enthusiastic by 1-2 KMPL. We can now easily say that Honda City is the most fuel efficient C segment sedan. It gives mileage of diesel with thrill of petrol.

I have got 18 KMPL best mileage figure with my MT ANHC as you know from my thread. Let me be back with my Venus and I will try my best to extract similar figure from her.

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I have got 18 KMPL best mileage figure with my MT ANHC as you know from my thread. Let me be back with my Venus and I will try my best to extract similar figure from her.
Bluevolt: though recommend but the way you can achieve this mileage figure is ( just for kicks)
1. reset the counter
2. Do not press accelerator.
3. Go through all the gears but no accelerator.
4. The ECU is intelligent and will not let the car stall and keep it rolling at 40kmpl.
Resultant amazing mileage. Caveat emptor: I do not recommend.
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Thanks mdsaab-but in Cochin, in rain, you need a ladder to climb out of the pot holes.So much for the driving techniques And you can have a speed of about 2m/hr as well!!

Anyway i appreciate your good words. One should be wildly optimistic in life
Really that bad eh!?!
You bet!

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Hi mdsaab,

This is amazing mileage figure for an AT and that too a brand new which is still running in.

24KMPL is really fantastic mileage even if MID is enthusiastic by 1-2 KMPL. We can now easily say that Honda City is the most fuel efficient C segment sedan. It gives mileage of diesel with thrill of petrol.

I have got 18 KMPL best mileage figure with my MT ANHC as you know from my thread. Let me be back with my Venus and I will try my best to extract similar figure from her.
Never had any doubts. 18kmpl is fantastic.
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Bluevolt: though recommend but the way you can achieve this mileage figure is ( just for kicks)
1. reset the counter
2. Do not press accelerator.
3. Go through all the gears but no accelerator.
4. The ECU is intelligent and will not let the car stall and keep it rolling at 40kmpl.
Resultant amazing mileage. Caveat emptor: I do not recommend.
really can you do that!?! but that's how one can maybe do it on an MT if at all possible, but what about an AT?
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really can you do that!?! but that's how one can maybe do it on an MT if at all possible, but what about an AT?
I happened to trip over this accidentally while mum was driving, she did this while I was bewildered yet amazed. For AT; I think this is not impossible, yet you will need a good clear road and hopefully the S mode works. Do let us know. Cheers!
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