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Old 15th March 2013, 16:41   #16
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Wow, Nissan cars are famous for their amazing mileage and this one is not any different. How is the ride & handling when cruising at the speeds of 100kmph and above?

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The ride is not so bad as in the Fluidic Verna but you can feel some body roll when cruising at 130 kph.

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Congrats on your new car, just a quick check on the NVH levels inside the car when running. I have heard from fellow Tbhpian Sidhu that the engine noise gets into the cabin pretty bad when the car is running. Do you feel the same? Also, what is that cladding you talked about being put in the wheel well?

The NVH and tyre noise is good until 120 kph.The engine too is very refined and I don't get engine noises when inside the car.I guess cladding is applying some sort of coating to the wheel well to reduce the NVH levels.

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Old 15th March 2013, 19:37   #17
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Update: Did a recent trip around the NH4 and the interiors of Chennai.

Total Kilometers achieved: 300 kilometers.
Route: NH4.
Driving statistics: 20 % city,80 % highway.
Distance in Trip 1: 150 kilometers.
FE in Trip 1: 23.7 kmpl.
FE in Trip 2: 24.0 kmpl.

Also few days before going to Chennai,Went to Coorgh.

Total Kilometers done:1210 kilometers.
Route: Through Vellore, Krishnagiri, Hosur, Bangalore, Mysore, Ulsoor.
Driving Statistics: 70 % highway,30 % city.
Distance in Trip 1 :510 kilometers
FE in Trip 1: 22.7
FE in Trip 2: 23.0

Was very impressed with the FE.I hope that the FE improves after the 10000 km service.

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Congrats! Loved the very first snap. A beast ready to prowl.

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Few Pictures of the caaaar during a recent photoshoot.
Absolutely love the snap with the car in the tight spot. A different one. The length invokes a beastly look. These two snaps give a different angle to the Sunny which usually gets a boring perspective with the ordinary angles. Thanks for bringing this out.

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Update: Did a recent trip around the NH4 and the interiors of Chennai.
FE in Trip 1: 23.7 kmpl.
FE in Trip 2: 24.0 kmpl.
FE in Trip 1: 22.7
FE in Trip 2: 23.0
Great FE! These figures even outscores my dCi in the smaller Micra. How about the A/C usage pattern? Have heard that the A/C saps much fuel in the dCi.
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Congrats! Loved the very first snap. A beast ready to prowl.



Absolutely love the snap with the car in the tight spot. A different one. The length invokes a beastly look. These two snaps give a different angle to the Sunny which usually gets a boring perspective with the ordinary angles. Thanks for bringing this out.



Great FE! These figures even outscores my dCi in the smaller Micra. How about the A/C usage pattern? Have heard that the A/C saps much fuel in the dCi.

Thank you very much thoma. The FE is calculated using the tankful method.I use the A/C in auto mode and in 24 degrees. Sometimes I keep the A/C in 18 degrees while in Chennai. RPM is maintained in the 2000 to 2500 mark. And yes,The front three quarter shot was taken to give it a elongated like feel. The best part of the Sunny is it's high FE. The average speed is 110 km/h. My top speed I have achieved with the car is 150 km/h.The A/C is always on,100%. I have never heard issues like what you said. I think the dCi gives superb FE even with the A/C always on.

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Thank you very much thoma.The FE is calculated using the tankful method.I use the A/C in auto mode and in 24 degrees.Sometimes I keep the A/C in 18 degrees while in Chennai.RPM is maintained in the 2000 to 2500 mark.
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Thats some pretty good FE. What were the speeds that you were driving on? 2500 rpm in 5th gear amounts to how much kmph in the Sunny?
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+1 to Thoma. Amazing FE you got there. Its very much like having your cake and eating it too !

A question: How would you rate long distance driving comfort? Fatigue levels?
I dont have to ask about folks in back seat. They would be fresh !
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Thats some pretty good FE. What were the speeds that you were driving on? 2500 rpm in 5th gear amounts to how much kmph in the Sunny?
2500 rpm = 120 km/h

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+1 to Thoma. Amazing FE you got there. Its very much like having your cake and eating it too !

A question: How would you rate long distance driving comfort? Fatigue levels?
I dont have to ask about folks in back seat. They would be fresh !
Front seat is very supportive and fatigue and tiredness levels are definitely on the lower side.And I agree with you,The backseat folks just feel like they just took a bath.Driving comfort is very good as reported by my father.He never feels tired while driving the Sunny. Whereas in our WagonR,His back starts to pain.

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A question: How would you rate long distance driving comfort? Fatigue levels?
I dont have to ask about folks in back seat. They would be fresh !
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Front seat is very supportive and fatigue and tiredness levels are definitely on the lower side.And I agree with you,The backseat folks just feel like they just took a bath.Driving comfort is very good as reported by my father.He never feels tired while driving the Sunny. Whereas in our WagonR,His back starts to pain.
I am not sure. I guess it depends upon person to person. My sister drives the Sunny in our house right now everyday for 70 kms approx. And she has been complaining off late that she doesn't find the seats comfortable. The cushioning part is not adequate according to her. Earlier she used to take the Lancer on the same route which she still finds more comfortable.
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2500 rpm = 120 km/h
In 1.4 Tdci, 120 km/h = 3000 rpm. This explains the FE of the Renault motor.
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I am not sure. I guess it depends upon person to person. My sister drives the Sunny in our house right now everyday for 70 kms approx. And she has been complaining off late that she doesn't find the seats comfortable. The cushioning part is not adequate according to her. Earlier she used to take the Lancer on the same route which she still finds more comfortable.
Maybe depends upon each person's back.Or I think it's due to the seat cover's extra layer. Even before the installation of the seat covers,my father said that the seat is comfortable.

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In 1.4 Tdci, 120 km/h = 3000 rpm. This explains the FE of the Renault motor.
Thanks for the extra information ramzsys. The 1.4 TDCi was already fuel efficient and the K9K beats that of the TDCi. This proves that the K9K is the most fuel efficient car in it's segment. Also the ECU is specifically tuned for that purpose.

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Statistics of my caaaar: 10220 kilometers completed.
Average FE (90% city & 10% highway)=18.7 kmpl.
Did most of the trips in February itself. List of the trips done:

Vellore to Chennai:Total distance =386 kilometers.

Vellore to Tirupati:Total distance =332 kilometers.

Vellore to Sriperumbudur:Total distance = 174 kilometers.
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Some more pics:They have been taken with Sony DSC H55. Manual mode, ISO 200. Colour fixed at picasa 3 using fine tune option.

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Congratulations on your Caaaar !!! Wow, its looking good, and the pics do it wonderful justice. Love the unconventional angles of your photography... gives the caaaar a new dimension. Mindblowing FE. I'm also looking to upgrade from my old warhorse - the Honda City, and this looks like an interesting prospect, though, I will, in all probability, go for the petrol version. Hope any of you have not heard anything detrimental or unfavourable about the petrol version of the Sunny.

Cheers, and wish you a lot of smiles amd miles in your Caaaar ! Drive safe !

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Hi. Congrats on the workhorse (as popularly termed by GTO). I absolutely love your pictures, specially the 1st one on page 1! It looks stunning.
Just one small suggestion, please get rid of the steering cover, it makes the other wise really nice interiors look out of place. Moreover, your car has grey interiors, which is an added bonus over beige of interiors not looking dirty. If you really want to keep one, get a stictched one and black in color, it will gel awesomly with your interiors.
BTW, I wanted know, how is the built quality of the car? I recently saw one accident where a stupid activa guy cut across the Sunny, and he hit him. His bumper looked severly damaged, although I guess he was'nt going at a speed more than 30km/h. But my friend who was sitting next to me, told he saw that the bumper was out of place before itself. I think the same, as Sunny does look preety solid.
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