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Old 20th February 2007, 14:59   #526
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guys the time when i got 13 i was blasting for about 2 hrs at an avg speed of 110 km p hr,
Well, if it was highway driving then even at such speeds, the mileage should not reduce so much. Pls read my review of my viva crdi average with similar high speeds. ( I got 19.5kmpl)

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guys the time when i got 13 i was blasting for about 2 hrs at an avg speed of 110 km p hr,
I'd get that FE even in my Petra petrol. I think this is low FE for a diesel.
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I'd get that FE even in my Petra petrol. I think this is low FE for a diesel.
Exactly my thoughts. I get more than that on my petrol Baleno - 16kmpl on highway at speeds similar to yours.

@ram, now I understand why you are cribbing. That is definitely low FE for a diesel car.

EDIT : Just noticed that you mentioned average speeds of 110kmph. Are you sure it is the average speed you attained over 2 hours of driving ? Or was it the cruising speed ? An average speed that high sounds a little tough to attain on Indian highways - atleast the ones I have been on.

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Exactly my thoughts. I get more than that on my petrol Baleno - 16kmpl on highway at speeds similar to yours.
Well he did mention an AVERAGE speed of 110kmph, so I'm assuming he was doing far greater speeds.

The only question is - how does a 2 hour ride help you gauge fuel economy? Its not enough to do a tankfull-to-tankfull.
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Old 20th February 2007, 18:25   #530
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I have driven around 3500Km on my verna and in city I am getting around 16-18 and on highways its always 20+. Overall its 18-19 km/l. I am a fast driver on highways and I drive around 120-140 KM/h usually. Its 100% without A/c.
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Well,

Here I am, like I promised. Still madly pleased with the car. Waited till 1000kms was opened, before opened up some speed.

Drove twice to kharghar. Farah drove once, back and forth. She's mad. Overtook 3 OHC Vtecs and one RS (all competitors at the Speedrun) on the way. She's mad and that verna is lethal in her hands.

Anyways, the next morning, the car was smoother. (Weird na?)
Sent it for the first service yesterday.

The car runs well. Smooth, responsive. What I like about this car is the fact that it feels like a much more expensive car.
The passenger area is HUGE, legroom in the front and rear is enough for me. I find it more confy than the Lancer, in the rear seat.
As I am tall, the added 6 inches height on the roof is fantastic and feels roomier.
Suspension is great and comfy for city driving.

After 1200Kms, I still get 11kmpl of diesel. Constant city driving, ranging between 10-40kmph, AC ALWAYS on. Tyres feel good too.

I'm still recommending this car completely.

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Well he did mention an AVERAGE speed of 110kmph, so I'm assuming he was doing far greater speeds.

The only question is - how does a 2 hour ride help you gauge fuel economy? Its not enough to do a tankfull-to-tankfull.
Lets say he drives for 200+ KMs fom tank full. After the journey refills to auto cut off again and that should tell what FE has been obtained.

Another factor may be he has been taken for a ride where he refilled diesel by short fueling. Another possibility is wrong calculation. If you these two are ruled out, I believe a visit to the dealer is due.
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Here I am, like I promised. Still madly pleased with the car. Waited till 1000kms was opened, before opened up some speed.

Drove twice to kharghar. Farah drove once, back and forth. She's mad. Overtook 3 OHC Vtecs and one RS (all competitors at the Speedrun) on the way. She's mad and that verna is lethal in her hands.

Anyways, the next morning, the car was smoother. (Weird na?)
Sent it for the first service yesterday.

The car runs well. Smooth, responsive. What I like about this car is the fact that it feels like a much more expensive car.
The passenger area is HUGE, legroom in the front and rear is enough for me. I find it more confy than the Lancer, in the rear seat.
As I am tall, the added 6 inches height on the roof is fantastic and feels roomier.
Suspension is great and comfy for city driving.

After 1200Kms, I still get 11kmpl of diesel. Constant city driving, ranging between 10-40kmph, AC ALWAYS on. Tyres feel good too.

I'm still recommending this car completely.
Sam with u the car feels far more expensive,the quality, built,space, suspension is like carpet ride and power, it is as powerfull as 19lac laura and the engine is very refined...well as for FE i mention earlier got 17 at times in city and bumber to bumber traffic got 14 with A/c
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Sam and Jeetu I need to confess that i am madly in love with my verna ! She gives me 16-18 kmpl in city with AC cranked upto 50% and on highways she is consitantly returing me 20+ Kmpl figures even after some pretty rough driving. in between i had a patch of low FE , guess i should be the bad fuel but other wise its been a wonder drive .The build quality i really gud especially good when you wanna put in a nice ICE !

But still two things which i would have added to my car given a chance anyday is the ABS and the rear disc brakes , with improved handling coz she tends to get a bit fidgety around the corners at high speeds
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hey hell star which is the fuel you are using.
im using hispeed from bp .
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Hi Ram i was using HP Turbojet , till now but after finishing my current tank i am shifting over to Shell diesel ....
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Well,

The car runs well. Smooth, responsive. What I like about this car is the fact that it feels like a much more expensive car.
The passenger area is HUGE, legroom in the front and rear is enough for me. I find it more confy than the Lancer, in the rear seat.
As I am tall, the added 6 inches height on the roof is fantastic and feels roomier.
Suspension is great and comfy for city driving.

After 1200Kms, I still get 11kmpl of diesel. Constant city driving, ranging between 10-40kmph, AC ALWAYS on. Tyres feel good too.

I'm still recommending this car completely.
Well, I say shez not a car, shez a plane. My first car and wot a beauty I have brought. She just zips thru the cochin traffic leaving behind all others. and the best part she takes off from 20kmph to 40kmph on the 3rd gear without much acceleration!!
I haven't clocked the mileage yet, as tankfull is yet pending, but so far i think shes giving me a mileage around 12 kmpl with 40% ac in city driving.
Guess mileage should be better post first service.

Sam, do let us know howz your car performing post 1st service.
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Guys i waana ask one thing when u guys do full tank how much fuel goes ? coz its says 45 litres but at times there is little fuel left in my car still 45 litres go during the full tank.is it that all companies have 5 litres as reserve which they dont mention when they mean tank capacity...
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Sam, do let us know howz your car performing post 1st service.
Well, micky (you're so fine) - There are subtle differences. I think they adjusted the clutch or something, because that feels different. I don't think the 1000kms service is very radical. I do not know if they have changed oil. With our companies other hyundai cars, they do not even charge for the engine oil, in the first 3 services- so I have no idea.
2 things happened -
1. Before I handed it over for the first service, my gf floored it over a long drive. (We had crossed 1000kms)
2. I gave it for service the next day.

Maybe because of both reasons, the engine feels smoother and more responsive now. Still getting used to the diesel clutch, the car's a bit jerky sometimes, especially when my driver is driving it.

@jeetu - I think the tank is a little over 45L. Either that, or we are all being conned by the petrol pumps lol. I myself had one funny experience:

When the car was delivered, I was out of town and I had asked Sunil (my driver) to bring the new car to the airport.
He had not filled up any diesel and he brought it to the airport with the fuel warning light on. I assume the car was super duper low on diesel. I then went to the pump at Mumbai domestic airport (Indian Oil, on the left) and was able to fill up 47.5 Litres of diesel. I assumed the tank was a 50L tank.
Imagine my shock when I read the book later to find that the tank was 45L.

Sunil used to be a pump attendant before he became a driver and he mentioned that ALL pumps have error (and always in their own benefit) that ranges from 2% to 5%.
Post this experience I have filled up from the same pump (I use the HP pump, opposite Vijay Sales at prabhadevi) whenever the fuel light shows and have got varied results, all below 45L.

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The pump conning experience reminds of the time when a female customer came to the Fiat dealership with her GTX and claimed that her car returns a horrid FE of 7 kmpl and she had genuine proofs in the form of fuel bills and odo readings. The service advisor checked the fuel bills and to his the lady had been paying for filling 55-60 liters of petrol in her car (the fuel tank in the Palio is 47 liters) each time the driver took the car to the fuel station. Later on they found that her driver had a tie up with the fuel station for fake bills and shared the money with the pump station guys.

Sorry for going offtopic.
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