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Old 6th February 2007, 23:54   #46
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I have not heard many people getting 17-18 KMPL in city on Wagon-R. Never heard more than 12-13 KMPL.
I have a wagonR... And... i also agree that it usually gives 12-13 with ac in city...

17 is acceptable mileage on the highway though... 20+ is surely for No ac driving in highway...
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Old 12th February 2007, 12:16   #47
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The width in Vxi is more than the Lxi due to the Side Mouldings on the door.. thats it..
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Cool Duo - Good Choice

If Im not mistaken in Chennai Petrol Rate is 51.8; Diesel is 35.5, LPG is 24.7
Considering in CITY Mileage:
Petrol, Diesel and LPG mileage as 11.6, 12.3 and 10.4

For an average running of 1600 kms (considering ONLY CITY driving):
Mileage/Cost/Cost per km/Fuel cost per month
Petrol/ 11.6/ 51.83/ 4.5/ 7149
Diesel 12.3/ 35.5/ 2.9/ 4619
LPG 10.4/ 24.7/ 2.4/ 3789

Clearly your fuel costs are extremely low.
Happy Driving Wagon R DUO !
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Cool Wagon R width

The width of Vxi is more due to the Side Moulding on the doors which is absent in Lxi and Lx.
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Old 12th February 2007, 13:11   #50
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Its advisable to edit posts if posted within 20 mins gap... Mods would be keeping an eye on you, almost always...

I agree that Duo is a very good choice... And its a common choice too... BEcoming very common on the highways...

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sorry guys for a very late update

have completed 5000 kms on my wagonr and she is running beautifully. My experience in the last 6 months

1. LPG is not more efficient than petrol as claimed by Maruti. The loss is marginal though. Petrol and LPG both return me around 12.5.

2. Though I am sedate driver, I do love to floor the pedal sometimes. But unfortunately WagonR was not built for that (neither does LPG help). Love my dad's zen which has a K&N as well. WagonR is more for the city and i hate taking it out on the highway.

3. Major problem creeped up toward 4800 kms... LPG system would not work when i switched the fuel option to LPG mode. Engine just gasped and stalled. I did not have the time to afford to give the car to service immediately and hence ran with petrol for a week. Thank god for dual fuel mechnism's. Clubbed the 5000 kms 2nd free service and this problem when i gave it for service. CARS dealer have been giving good service to us and continued to do so. Narrowed the problem down to the filter clogged with dust. Now the car is breathing fine. I had a dent on the back bumped which was also rectified. Second service cost was ZERO (did not expect that).

4. Everybody loves the leg space in my wagonR. Compared to other small cars from maruti the leg space is indeed very good.

5. Am thinking of putting in strut braces and a K&N replacement filter soon...
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sorry guys for a very late update

have completed 5000 kms on my wagonr and she is running beautifully. My experience in the last 6 months

1. LPG is not more efficient than petrol as claimed by Maruti. The loss is marginal though. Petrol and LPG both return me around 12.5.

Glad you are happy with your ride. The mileage being the same on LPG vis-a-vis petrol, the savings must come from cost savings on the LPG - using nix' calculations - and hereby being more fuel efficient?
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yeah johy...

my cost of running is almost half. LPG price varies betwen 24.50 and 27.50
i fill up Rs.500 worth of petrol once a month and the rest is LPG
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Mileage of even 10 with LPG - isnt that awesome? Its just Rs 2.5 per km!!
The other costs like service, spares etc are inline with petrol?
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yes equus... mileage is awesome. My point was the claim by maruti in their ad campaign.

Service and Spares... Since i am still undergoing free service, have not bothered to ask.. but should be the same.
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Bharani, was your car the first batch of Duo's? The first batch had problems with the air filter getting cogged easily and some shim leakage. The newer batches if you notice has different filters. I suggest you get the new filter.
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It is an established fact that LPG gives 0.9x mileage, where x is the mileage of the petrol vehicle....

So if the mileage of Petrol WagonR is around 14 in city, then the LPG version will give 12.5 km.

Petrol price: 50 Rs
LPG Price: 25 Rs

Per km running cost with petrol would be 50/14=3.6 Rs/km
same with LPG = 25/12.5 = 2 Rs /km

The WagonR Duo does not come with any discounts while the WagonR gets around 15-20 k discount.... The Duo similar version is priced at around 30 k more than petrol version...So in all it amounts to something like a 50 k difference

To recover that you need to run 50000/1.6 = 31250 km!!!

This is without taking the interest cost (extra) on duo......

Maybe it is better to buy a petrol version (Lxi) and fit LPG on our own
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thanks mail4ajo... will check up
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Hi Bharani , Congrats on your purchase !! How much did the allolys cost you and how much did the stock tyres go for in exchange ?? Also did the Maruti Salesman say anything reagrding the increase in FE after 1st/ 2nd Service ??

I need a general opinion on this . I have heard that if u add on power windows to your car they drain your battery really fast as well as have a very low life . My local maruti dealer promised to give me all four power windows if i book a wagon LXI Duo and also promised to give me the same power windows that come in the VXI Model . Dont the VXI models have stronger batteries to support the extra load of the Power Windows ????

Bharani can you please tell me whether the power windows u fitted is causing any problems?? Also how many years of warranty are you getting from autocop for the same ??
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Hi Bharani, I have the same doubt about the car audio speakers at the rear, have u fixed any audio ? pls tell me about the brand and the rear speaker location and fixing method. Mine is a petrol Lxi, so i have full boot space available.
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