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Old 15th November 2007, 22:10   #46
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@ Torqueguru, i drive at about 2000 - 2500 RPM, and i usually shift gears in this fashion

0-10 : 1st gear
20> : 2nd gear
40> : 3rd gear
60> : 4th gear
80> : 5th gear


no clue why the mileage is like this.
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Old 16th November 2007, 09:11   #47
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Ajay, not to worry much on mileage average... You are OK with around 9 kmph. in City driving. It depends on with one tank-fill, how much time you are doing idling and how much you are doing bumper-to-bumper driving. Because, in B->B driving, you tend to raise the engine too oftern lest the engine stops and you are mostly in first or second gear...
Do a long drive, cruise steadily at around 80 kmph average and see the mileage you get... That's enough to tell you the performance.
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Raja, the side skirts look awesome.
Did they come Factory fitted or after market?

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@President : The spirit comes with Leather seats and side skirts. yeah, its factory fitted.
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Raja, the side skirts look awesome.
Did they come Factory fitted or after market?
The side skirts are factory fitted for SPIRIT model, while the basic SELECT model dosn;'t have them.
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How much mileage you guys getting in highway driving?
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Old 19th November 2007, 10:53   #52
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Last week went to Vellor from Chennai and back.
Total - 400km
FE - 15km
First service is due this week and I have done so far 800km.
No issues and it is running great.
CEDIA Rocks !!!
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@ Torqueguru, i drive at about 2000 - 2500 RPM, and i usually shift gears in this fashion

0-10 : 1st gear
20> : 2nd gear
40> : 3rd gear
60> : 4th gear
80> : 5th gear


no clue why the mileage is like this.
I think you are shifting the gears a little late. Always use the tachometer as a guide as to when to change your gear. Please look at the tachometer and change your gear between 1800 - 2000 rpm in any gear until the 5th. In 5th, you will be cruising and as long as you keep the engine rpm between 2800 to 3300, you should be getting a good fuel economy.
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Real nice car and more importantly driven by a real nice looking person. As you have said, if the car appeals to you, it should be bought as long as the car meets a certain standard, and has decent owner feedback. Happy and safe driving.

I found it strange that mr. mathew changes gears based on speeds. It should ideally be based on rpm as suggested by mr. sarkar. The general rule is not to overexert the engine and change between 1500-2000 rpm and not to exceed 2500-3000 rpm in all gears. In my Corsa, I found that FE was the highest if I changed at around 1700-2000 rpm to higher gear and below 1000-1200 rpm to lower gears. Also do not exceed 2000 rpm in 1st-4th gear, and 2700-2800 rpm in 5th overdrive.

For all petrol gears, generally 2000 rpm at top gear corresponds to a speed of 80-90 kmph, and 2500 rpm to around 100 kmph. If you are using 4th at speeds of 80 kmph, then your rpm may be touching 3000 rpm. That is not the ideal rpm to change gears.
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Dear Vasudeva, I don't seeanything wrong in Mr. Mathew's changing gears based on speeds. Different gears are provided with varying gear ratio, to provide the right torque required at that speed. It is not dependant on engine speed alone.

The problem with shifting gears based on engine speed will be that it will be different in the following conditions:
1. Driver only or full capacity with cargo. (The more load in the car, the more engine speed/ torque required for the same gear.)
2. Road conditions, - uphill or downhill, friction on the road.

In these cases, shifting based on car speed will be more smoother, as the car will be responding according to the load.

FE difference could come up how quick you shift the gears and how quick you release the clutch after each change. Because, during the change, if you keep the gas pressed and clutch, the engine rises for a brief period, which consumes excessive fuel.

My Camry 2005 model had Iinstant fuel consumption display (Instantaneous Liter/100km). I have seen that during gear changes, it shoots up to 76 liters, and comes down to 6-8 liters. This happens for a very brief period, but that sure adds up to fuel cosumption.
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Dear Vasudeva, I don't seeanything wrong in Mr. Mathew's changing gears based on speeds. Different gears are provided with varying gear ratio, to provide the right torque required at that speed. It is not dependant on engine speed alone.

The problem with shifting gears based on engine speed will be that it will be different in the following conditions:
1. Driver only or full capacity with cargo. (The more load in the car, the more engine speed/ torque required for the same gear.)
2. Road conditions, - uphill or downhill, friction on the road.
Of course different conditions call for different driving. But I made a general comment for normal traffic. In a gearshift, there may be a driver tendency to maintain the same gear (because it is tiresome to change gears) for somewhat higher rpm than may be required for FE.
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Last week went to Vellor from Chennai and back.
Total - 400km
FE - 15km
First service is due this week and I have done so far 800km.
No issues and it is running great.
CEDIA Rocks !!!
It is a good mileage for a 2L engine.Yeah Cedia rocks.I love that car.
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ok, made my first outing with my cedia. Trip was between mumbai and malshej ghat. It clocked around 13.5 kpl. In city i am getting around 9-9.5kpl.

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Hey 1000Horses,
How did the car feel? on long drives? Did you watch the engine tempeatures? felt any heat on the bonnet?
How does the driver seat feels on long drive? Do you have the comfort?
Also did you have any rear passengers? How was the ride? (So much heard about the so-called thigh supports).
Please out in a few specific, that could help all Cedians like me...
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that could help all Cedians like me...
Really like that term

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