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Old 24th August 2011, 12:59   #46
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Hi Panko,

Congratulations on the wonderful car. If I were to go for a petrol car, it surely would have been the Ritz.

People don't like the look of it but let me tell you, it is one of the most practical cars on road today. The gem of an engine, the quality interiors, the Maruti promise and above all peace of mind with spares and service availability across the country.

You certianly have made the right choice. Bravo! Can you share some more interior pics of your beauty?
Thanks a lot Sankalp. I will definitely share more interior pics.
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Old 24th August 2011, 14:11   #47
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FE Update: (Tank Full Method)
Starting KM: 1258
Refueling KM: 1361
Fuel: 7.53 Ltr.
FE: 13.67

Additional Details:
City driving: 100%
Highway driving: 0%
AC On: 90% of times
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Old 29th August 2011, 10:21   #48
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FE Update: (Tank Full Method)
The FE has come down drastically.
Starting KM: 1361
Refueling KM: 1568
Fuel: 18.16 Ltr.
FE: 11.39

Additional Details:
City driving: 100%
Highway driving: 0%
AC On: 70% of times

Is this normal? Will FE pick-up? Experts are requested to guide.
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FE Update: (Tank Full Method)
The FE has come down drastically.
Starting KM: 1361
Refueling KM: 1568
Fuel: 18.16 Ltr.
FE: 11.39

Additional Details:
City driving: 100%
Highway driving: 0%
AC On: 70% of times

Is this normal? Will FE pick-up? Experts are requested to guide.
Looks pretty normal to me. It will surely pick up after a few thousand kms.
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@Panko: Here is my experience Panko if it helps your concern.
My Ritz's mileage is always hovering in between 13kmpl to 15kmpl on normal runs (100% AC ON) which include 30% city runs and 70% highway runs. City runs include mostly 2nd and 3rd gear motoring while highway runs are done at speed range 100kmph-130kmph.

The worst I got was around 9.5kmpl which was due to lots of idling.
The best I got was around 17.5kmpl with 100%AC ON, driving sedately at 90kmph.

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Old 2nd September 2011, 10:42   #51
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Looks pretty normal to me. It will surely pick up after a few thousand kms.
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@Panko: Here is my experience Panko if it helps your concern.
My Ritz's mileage is always hovering in between 13kmpl to 15kmpl on normal runs (100% AC ON) which include 30% city runs and 70% highway runs. City runs include mostly 2nd and 3rd gear motoring while highway runs are done at speed range 100kmph-130kmph.

The worst I got was around 9.5kmpl which was due to lots of idling.
The best I got was around 17.5kmpl with 100%AC ON, driving sedately at 90kmph.

Thanks,
Manish
Thanks for your responses @Manish & Sparkled.
@Manish: Even I face the issue of lots of idling everyday in City Traffic. It's horrible.
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Old 6th September 2011, 16:27   #52
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2000 KM Review:

Here are few of my observations:

- Engine: Superb. It's getting smoother and smoother. Fantastic. Turn the ignition on and you know that you have made the right decision. Worth every penny spent.
- Gear-shift is smooth. However, sometimes there is a problem in shifting to reverse gear.
- Sometimes AC makes noise (when it is switched on). Seems like it was not fixed in first servicing.
- Fuel efficiency is satisfactory. It has crossed 15 for the first time.
- I have hardly spent any time on back-seats so cannot really comment on it. But front-seat comfort is awesome. Very comfortable.
- Engine is super-silent with no vibrations.
- Braking is satisfactory. Nothing great.
- Interiors are good. One of the best in Maruti. Again, not very great but practical. I love the dashboard design.
- R14 tyres definitely give it an edge over other R13 competitors (like i10 and Beat).
- Superb ride and handling for the tall car.
- Great head-room, spacious and comfortable.
- Again, it may not have glitzy features, like - ORVM indicators, electric ORVM adjustment, etc. But it is full of practical features and benefits.
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Old 22nd September 2011, 10:16   #53
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Well..there's a small issue. Even if the tank is full, the digital fuel level indicator always shows a level (bar) less. Does anyone face similar issue?
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Well..there's a small issue. Even if the tank is full, the digital fuel level indicator always shows a level (bar) less. Does anyone face similar issue?
Try to fill to tank when the car is switched off.
Once i refueled when the car was still on and i also noticed the same , but after driving for sometime it was back to normal.

So you can check that.

Hope it helps .
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Old 22nd September 2011, 17:34   #55
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Try to fill to tank when the car is switched off.
Once i refueled when the car was still on and i also noticed the same , but after driving for sometime it was back to normal.

So you can check that.

Hope it helps .
:( I always switch the car off while filling. Will bring it to their notice during next servicing session.

These are few of the responses received on another threads. These might prove helpful to those facing the same issue:

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I always fill up till auto cut-off point and the fuel gauge shows full till first 45-50 KMs.
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how do u check if your tank is full?

when you go to tank up, when the nozzle auto stops this doesnt mean your tank is full, it means the required amount of fuel is filled in your tank which is exteremly safe considering there is air pressure in the tank.

After the nozzle auto cut off, you can still fill 1 litre fuel easily and your digital fuel meter will show full for the first 75km.

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Recently added following accessories:
1. JVC Steering Remote (RM-RK-39)
2. Anti-glare rear-view mirror
3. Door Guard (Stick on)
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Recently added following accessories:
1. JVC Steering Remote (RM-RK-39)
2. Anti-glare rear-view mirror
3. Door Guard (Stick on)
Could you please let us know more about the anti-glare rear-view mirror, is it MGA or some other accessory .

How is the response of these steering remotes ?
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Panko,
Can you post a picture of the JVC steering remote. And also can you share how much it will cost. Does this remote works with any of the JVC systems.
1. JVC Steering Remote (RM-RK-39)
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Could you please let us know more about the anti-glare rear-view mirror, is it MGA or some other accessory .
How is the response of these steering remotes ?
I did not go for MGA. Decided to go for after-market one. It costed me around Rs. 550/-. Did not bargain much. But surprisingly it has turned out to be a good purchase. Significantly less stress on eyes (caused due to headlight beams of the following vehicles) during night-drive. The bigger vision does help in city traffic.

Performance of steering-remote is perfect.

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Panko,
Can you post a picture of the JVC steering remote. And also can you share how much it will cost. Does this remote works with any of the JVC systems.
1. JVC Steering Remote (RM-RK-39)
Sure. I will update the picture soon and will inform you.
And yes. this works with all JVC systems which come with remote control. It costed me Rs. 1200/-with 1 year warranty.

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Panko,
Can you post a picture of the JVC steering remote. And also can you share how much it will cost. Does this remote works with any of the JVC systems.
1. JVC Steering Remote (RM-RK-39)
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Could you please let us know more about the anti-glare rear-view mirror, is it MGA or some other accessory .
How is the response of these steering remotes ?
I have attached the pics of JVC steering remote (RM-RK-39) and Anti glare mirror. Image quality is not very good though.
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