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Old 24th August 2007, 15:21   #406
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Run in period should be around first 1000kms.
1. You should try to stay below 3k RPM, speeds do not matter much
2. You should not do hard acceleration
3. Avoid hard breaking as far as possible
4. Do not fill premium fuel, use only regular petrol but from a reliable source
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1. My concern currently is am graduating from M800. Are there any folks out there who have faced/seen real problems on road in adjusting to the traffic, road conditions and car dimension.
With a more expensive car, you let everyone overtake you except of course the cars that are more expensive than yours :-)
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With a more expensive car, you let everyone overtake you except of course the cars that are more expensive than yours :-)
Very true, talk about right of way.
But that's in City, on highways you take the revenge
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St i agree with you ,waiting to drive mine on a highway,just done about 250 kms since 21 aug
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Default Mileage Report before 1st Service

Mileage Report
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Road: highway
KMS Run: 900 Kms. Was about to give for 1st service but had an emergency to drive to Madurai (420 Kms)
Rev: Medium (Not too hard acceleration, but sometimes to show off)
Mileage in Highway : 600 Kms/41 Ltrs -> 14.6
Mileage in City: 490Kms/43 ltrs -> 11.4
A/C: 80% On -20% Off
Maximum Speed: 139 Kms/hr
Average Speed: 99 Kms/hr :-)

Last time I drove to Madurai was in NHC, felt that the steering and
the Body of the car were 2 entities and was scared to drive fast. But now
in this Civic Baby I felt the power and the feeling that the whole car is attached to my steering. Very comfortable. I loved the speed in the
3rd gear but was disappointed that I could never overtake most times
on the 5th Gear (when below 50 Kms/hr)

Issues I faced
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1. Got 2 damages right below the front door 'coz of low GC. Shall post the pics.
2. Boot space, though large doesn't have good height.
3. Lot of scratches, thankx to all the Morons in the highway who did
that when I went for a coffee. What do they get out of this?
4. Very very sad Horn

Had a first feel of ABS in my life when I applied sudden brake to avoid
a median, ( I should admit I got scared by the ABS sound :-)) but
a perfect stop :-)

I love the Civic! :-)
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Are those FE figures real?

I'm getting about 13 or so with 100% AC on 90% Highway at speeds not over 110 kmh. Done 22000+ Km till now.(Sept.2006 delivery)
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Old 25th August 2007, 20:10   #412
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FE would depend on how rev happy he is. Anyways a 11 in city is pretty surprising especially in Bangalore. :-)

Also 14 on the highway with Average speed of 99kmph ?? That's pretty good.

U mean you reached Mdu from Bangalore in 4 1/2 hrs (assuming no stops) ? That too with existing road conditions between Krishnagiri to Salem!! You related to Sebastian Loeb?
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Its 14.6 and 11.4 if I read right. I must say that either he is an excellent driver or a magician. He should see an increase in the FE to 15+ after 5000 to 7000 kms are up, or the oil change after 10000 km. I wish I could get some driving tips from him .

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Anyways a 11 in city is pretty surprising especially in Bangalore. :-) Also 14 on the highway with Average speed of 99kmph ?? That's pretty good.
csentil,whats the expected mileage on highway if you feel 14 is higher,have read 10-11 incity with ac on/off and 14-15 on highway with ac on/off.have recently bought civic MT and have'nt tested for FE yet.
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Had a first feel of ABS in my life when I applied sudden brake to avoid
a median, ( I should admit I got scared by the ABS sound :-)) but
a perfect stop :-) I love the Civic! :-)
mhafeez,could you please elaborate the ABS sound ?
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mhafeez,could you please elaborate the ABS sound ?
gadagadagadagadagadagada, and the pedal kicking back at your foot
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thanks ajmat , but i have not experenced it yet may be i have gentle on brakes on far.
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LOL who cares for FE when you are buying a D segment car anyway. Inside the city, you won't get to do those speeds in any case. But on the highway 4000.... hell I push my car to 6000rpm most of the times . The exhaust note is just wonderful.
I tend to disagree. If this were the case, there wouldn't be post after post discussing FE of 'D' segment cars as well. If this were the case, why do we have so many diesels in this and higher segment ?
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1. My concern currently is am graduating from M800. Are there any folks out there who have faced/seen real problems on road in adjusting to the traffic, road conditions and car dimension.
1. Front & Rear - It would help if you get parking sensors fitted.
2. Sides- ORVM with adjustable ORVMs really help here.
3. U-Turns - Try to gauge how much space you require to turn and create the space between yourselves and the divider before you turn, so that you do not need to reverse once you get to the other side of the road - keep awatch though for squeezing bikes before you turn.
4. Parallel Parking - Judgement would take time, so try to avoid these initially till you get used to it.
5. Please close the ORVMs for better safety when you park.
6. Instruct your car cleaner not to force open/close the ORVM.

other than these, you should not have an issue. Enjoy your drive.
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csentil,whats the expected mileage on highway if you feel 14 is higher,have read 10-11 incity with ac on/off and 14-15 on highway with ac on/off.have recently bought civic MT and have'nt tested for FE yet.
Well Bangalore traffic is stop & go. Actually its stop & creep most of the time. :-) So 11 in the Bangalore is pretty good. 9-10 is most likely. Highway depends on your driving, I own a AT, I've got 13+ to 9 depending on how rev happy I've been.
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