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Old 23rd August 2016, 17:29   #91
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Thanks Ashis, NPV and Longhorn,

I do have Tiago in mind, but even a 4 year warranty will not help my fear perception of Tata A.S.S (no issues with Tata brand)

My daily usage of 38 kms covered in 100 minutes is detailed below:
4 kms - crawling traffic/idling - 30 mins
24 Kms - highway - 45 mins (Speed 40-60)
10 Kms - slow traffic 25 mins (speed 20-30)

50% AC.

I was hoping to get atleast 15 Km/litre from this. I know it is difficult to calculate, but my entire costing will go for a toss otherwise And it is unacceptable for me to to buy a new car and get the same or lesser FE as that of a 17 year old carb car Please help.
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Thanks Ashis, NPV and Longhorn,

I do have Tiago in mind, but even a 4 year warranty will not help my fear perception of Tata A.S.S (no issues with Tata brand)

My daily usage of 38 kms covered in 100 minutes is detailed below:
4 kms - crawling traffic/idling - 30 mins
24 Kms - highway - 45 mins (Speed 40-60)
10 Kms - slow traffic 25 mins (speed 20-30)

50% AC.

I was hoping to get atleast 15 Km/litre from this. I know it is difficult to calculate, but my entire costing will go for a toss otherwise And it is unacceptable for me to to buy a new car and get the same or lesser FE as that of a 17 year old carb car Please help.
Almost 60% of your route is highway. The 24 kms of highway drive daily should easily bring the average FE above 15.

My typical tankful lasts 400-430 kms in the city. If this includes 1 or 2 Outer ring road runs (@90-110 kmph), my FE ranges between 15-16.5 kmpl. These runs are about 20-40% of the overall 400 kms. You will have an even higher share of highway drive daily and would also be maintaining lower speeds. This, I feel, should result in still better FE.

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I was hoping to get atleast 15 Km/litre from this. I know it is difficult to calculate, but my entire costing will go for a toss otherwise And it is unacceptable for me to to buy a new car and get the same or lesser FE as that of a 17 year old carb car Please help.
Don't just focus on the Fuel Efficiency part and instead try to strike a balance with other factors like driving comfort, space in the car to meet your needs, quality of ride and handling as well as the budget. You may need to compromise slightly on one or more of them based on your priorities.

Since your drive does include a major portion on the highway, it should help improve overall FE numbers even if it's the WagonR but the exact number being > 15 I'm not sure given our experience so far in Bangalore (the vehicle is also quite new so I'm unable to say for sure).

My suggestion to approach your decision making process is to first identify the cars that fall within your budget, Test drive each one of them, look for long-term reviews of those cars to see what kind of FE you can expect in the longer term and then make a decision.

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My daily usage of 38 kms covered in 100 minutes is detailed below:
4 kms - crawling traffic/idling - 30 mins
24 Kms - highway - 45 mins (Speed 40-60)
10 Kms - slow traffic 25 mins (speed 20-30)

50% AC.

I was hoping to get atleast 15 Km/litre from this. I know it is difficult to calculate, but my entire costing will go for a toss otherwise
I repeat. If FE is the top most priority, please look elsewhere. The Celerio would be a better buy for you in this scenario. Haven't TD'd the Tiago hence can't comment on it. Can't say for sure but I guess you would end up around the 13 kmpl mark for the scenario you have posted. I feel bad too because cars like Ciaz with a 1.4 litre engine gives similar or better figures.

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And it is unacceptable for me to to buy a new car and get the same or lesser FE as that of a 17 year old carb car Please help.
This might not be a fair comparison. The Zen with its jelly bean design is aerodynamic. The WagonR with its breadbox design, is anything but that.

P.S. Do take a look at the Kwid too.
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Swift Vxi would definitely be out of my budget, but then for the 1.2 lakhs odd, I don't see much value add other than the 200 cc extra since my requirement isn't a super mini.

I had a wagonr earlier. The one with the F10D engine. As much as I loved the engine the FE in city was just about 11-13kmpl. On the other hand my Corolla manages to give me 12-14kmpl in similar traffic conditions with 100% AC on. It has oodles of low end torque which makes city driving effortless. In the 5th gear @40kmph I can easily cruise at 900-1000RPM.

So please don't discard the swift just because it's a 1.2. The extra 200cc in the swift makes a lot of difference because of the i4 layout and the vvt. Low end torque from the k12 is terrific which will enhance drivability and fuel economy. Please do consider a used Swift or Ritz petrol(k12).

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Tanked up the vehicle on 8th Oct 2016. Petrol retailing at 64.26 then.
Usage Pattern - 100% city driving
Aircon usage - 95 %
Kms covered - 252.4
Litres consumed - 22.28
Bars before refill - 4
FE - 11.33 kmpl

Bumper to bumper traffic zaps the vehicle of FE. Not at all pleased with the average. I guess its better to go for the Celerio or plonk in some more cash and go for the Swift/Ritz petrol.Atleast you get decent power during highway runs with almost similar FE figures.
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Tanked up the vehicle on last weekend. Petrol retailing at 65.39 then.
Usage Pattern - 100% city driving
Aircon usage - 95 %
Kms covered - 339.1
Litres consumed - 26.00
Bars before refill - 3
FE - 13.04 kmpl

This time around, I covered around 40 kms outside of the usual slow moving traffic. which probably explains the relatively better FE.

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Tanked up the vehicle today. Petrol retailing at 74.37 .
Usage Pattern - 100% city driving
Aircon usage - 80 %
Kms covered - 384
Litres consumed - 26.28
Bars before refill - 3
FE - 14.61 kmpl

Missed out on updating the last two refills. One gave an FE of 13.3 kmpl and another around 11.xx kmpl. Got a bump up of 1.5 kmpl by keeping the aircon off for about 80 kms out of the total of 380 odd kms done before this refill. The car has covered 90xx kms as of today.
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