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Old 7th August 2008, 14:25   #1
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Default Got upgraded to Automatic, its a CIVIC, White

for me its a big change not just what I drive, but how I drive,,,
for those who think automatic is not meant for india, I must say that, automatic transimmission is future, and must for indian roads....
its a great feeling driving a top end model.
I admit I was always top end models, i found them total waste of money because of extra third party stuff avialble in local market, but aftr this i think
company fitted is company fitted.
Today was the first day, driving slow and i was enjoying my drive it was a different world altogether today and I was driving in anand parbat industrial area..
true value for money
ofcourse I can see the tank meter going down much faster than my previous cars
but ..... its worth it..
since its stock white 1.8V civic, so no point posting the pic up,
am in love
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Congratulations and we have yet another AT convert :-)
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Did you upgrade from manual to automatic? Or is it a fresh purchase? Its a bit unclear from your post.

If its converted, could you please post the cost, time and where you got it done from?
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First, congratulations. Great buy. Welcome to the Civic club and that too an AT. Drive hard, drive safe. I have an AT myself and its a pleasure to drive especially in a traffic madhouse like Bangalore !!

Nishant, its a fresh purchase. I don't think he would have converted a MT into an AT.
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I have a Civic-AT for the past one year. When I 'hypermile' on highways I can get 16 kmpl.
When I drive like mad, I get around 8.5 kmpl.
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I have a Civic-AT for the past one year. When I 'hypermile' on highways I can get 16 kmpl.
When I drive like mad, I get around 8.5 kmpl.
Thats an awesome avg from an AT.. . U have me really surprised. Enjoy your ride dude.

Still I'd wish till all the petroleum ends up on the earth... that civic had a diesel heart.
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Old 8th August 2008, 18:22   #7
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Default hypermiling

[quote=beanstalk_230;931769]Thats an awesome avg from an AT. U have me really surprised.

I do the following: keep a steady speed of around 75kmph (1500rpm), Need to sense the 5th gear falling in-place, try to avoid the brakes as much as possible by taking the leg off the accelerator pedal early, etc. I got a max of 16kmpl, but can maintain 15kmpl over a long period.

What mileage are others getting on their AT (on highways)?
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Congrats a4_attitude!! Its raining white Civics na?
Stock ya modded, no matter. Pictures maangta ASAP!!
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Congratulations on getting the Civic AT, one of the best ATs around. I'm sure you are now having a blast driving the auto and when want some manual fun the paddle shift is always there

Welcome to the AT club
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I get around 12 on the highways. Coz my digital speedo is almost always on 3 digits. Push harder and its around 10.
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Guys an advice for all AT drivers.. After every 40K Kms do get your transmission fuel changed.
To find out when your transmission fluid is low ...While putting ur car in D or R it goes with a jerk it means transmission fluid is low.. I did not fixed it early and i screwed my whole transmission system of Eclipse 2003 GT. costing me 2300USD. So be cautious how you drive AT it needs care though u get comfort :-)
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Congratulations!!

It is raining white Civics in Team-BHP.
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Congratulations!!

It is raining white Civics in Team-BHP.
Heheeheee!! Spot on my friend
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Default Ciciv-Hybrid mileage

If I can get my hands on a Civic-Hybrid with CVT (not possible at present since it is upwards 20 lakhs!), I bet I can acheive 50 kmpl (yes, 50 kilometers per litre!) on real-indian roads with pot-holes, cows, stray-dogs, etc.
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If I can get my hands on a Civic-Hybrid with CVT (not possible at present since it is upwards 20 lakhs!), I bet I can acheive 50 kmpl (yes, 50 kilometers per litre!) on real-indian roads with pot-holes, cows, stray-dogs, etc.
and how do you think thats possible?
AFAIK hybrids can give upto twice or maybe say 2.5 times max mileage vis a vis normal variant, that too when driven sedately at constant 80 +/- 5 kms speeds.

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