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Old 23rd March 2008, 12:27   #1
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Default Very good FE from Spark

iIts now one month and app 500kms report on FE of spark . Initially I was getting mleage of 10 km/L with 50 % of AC use on Mumbai Road . After about 200 kms of run I cahnged my driving style and tried to move the car in 4rth gear as much as possible. I shift now to 4rth gear normally above 35km/h speed .I am now getting a FE of app 14.5-15 Km/Litre on Mumbai roads with 50% AC use .Combined with splendid ride quality , I feel spark with FE of anything around 14KM/L was a splendid purchase .
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Binoy, its nice to hear about spark's mileage. I am getting around 12 in city and 15 on highways.
As i already said, try to change engine oil after 1000KM.
Engine will become even smoother and will get you good FE.
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nice to hear reassuring user review. Are you driving very sedately. How does the power feel. is it adequate for highways too.
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Its nice to hear that a chevy car giving FE of around 14.
Congrats man chevy and 14 FE.
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Sorry if I dont sound very enthusiastic about Spark giving 14kmpl. But do you expect it to give less than that !! ..

My rusty old Baleno gives 14kmpl. Its a lot bigger, has technology from the 18th century and is far more powerfull. 14kmpl is the LEAST that Spark should give !!
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Chevy's are known for bad FE.
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not the Matiz, which had claimed mileage of 25kpl under test conditions & normally around 18-21. The spark even with a 200 cc bigger mill should give around 15.

@spadival: your baleno gives 14 even with 50% ac?
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Sorry if I dont sound very enthusiastic about Spark giving 14kmpl. But do you expect it to give less than that !! ..

My rusty old Baleno gives 14kmpl. Its a lot bigger, has technology from the 18th century and is far more powerfull. 14kmpl is the LEAST that Spark should give !!
Dude his spark is not completely run-in. If he is getting 14KMPL now then his FE will easily go up to 16 after 2nd or 3rd service.

Your rusty old baleno is run-in probably thrice (3 centuries old ). So you are getting 14.
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@spadival: your baleno gives 14 even with 50% ac?
100% A/C.. But my daily commute is along the Mumbai-Bangalore highway and on roads with less traffic (Dehu road). So you can treat it as highway milage.

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Dude his spark is not completely run-in. If he is getting 14KMPL now then his FE will easily go up to 16 after 2nd or 3rd service.
That explains a lot. If its 16kmpl after run in, its pretty decent.

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Ah that explains well
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Sorry if I dont sound very enthusiastic about Spark giving 14kmpl. But do you expect it to give less than that !!
One thing to note that the avg .mileage of 14 km/l is on Mumbai road in city , with lot of traffic signals and about 40% drive in bumper to bumper traffic condition .

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nice to hear reassuring user review. Are you driving very sedately. How does the power feel. is it adequate for highways too
I would say I have often been driving with 4 persons on board , power is adequate, I can say the ride is a joy . Only on the steep rise , when AC is on and and vehicle is quite slow , you feel some pressure on engine and you need to rave it up a little . In the price range (3.56 lacs on road with AC and PS), i feel its a very good car , as compared to competitions.


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